‘Women know how to multi-task’


GIRL POWER: Kareena Kapoor Khan
GIRL POWER: Kareena Kapoor Khan

by MOHNISH SINGH KAREENA KAPOOR ON JUGGLING MOVIE LIFE WITH FAMILY TIME FOR an actress to keep herself relevant for two decades in a male-dominated industry is not easy. But Kareena Kapoor Khan has defiantly made that possible for herself. From making her debut with JP Dutta’s Refugee in 2000 to starring in some of the biggest blockbusters such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Jab We Met and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Bebo, as she is affection­ately known, has come a long way in Bollywood. Her latest film Veere Di Wedding, which rolled into cinemas ear­lier this month, has done phenomenal business and is on its way to becoming another hit for the popular actress. Eastern Eye met the diva at iconic Mehboob Studio in Mum­bai to talk about her new release, son Taimur Ali Khan, chang­ing dynamics of women-centric films in Bollywood and more… In Veere Di Wedding, you play a girl called Kalindi who is in dilemma over getting married. She is sort of commitment-phobic. Do you even relate to this kind of a character? No, I don’t think so. Everyone knows I am not like that. Kalin­di is commitment-phobic while I am not. I have always been very clear, so I have never really been that kind of a person. Of late, a lot of women-centric films have found audienc­es’ acceptance. What, according to you, has clicked with cinema-goers when it comes to such films? I think there have always been a lot of women-oriented films. From The Dirty Picture (2011) to Queen (2014) and now Raazi, there have always been good women-centric films that have done well. See, if your script is good and your film is good, it will work no matter whether it’s women-centric or not. That is something that I have always believed in, the audience will always…

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