Kareena Kapoor Khan is very proud of being part of the last Salman Khan blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
And for those scoffing at the brevity of her part, she scoffs back, “All the actresses are dying to work with Salman. Even the ones he doesn’t want to work with. Unke ghar ka chakkar lagati rehti hain. Salman has told me how they message him.”
Could Kareena be talking about Priyanka Chopra?
“I am not talking about anyone in particular. But I love massy films. It’s easy for people to say, why did Kareena do Singham or Golmaal? Arrey, but that’s my journey! I am first and foremost a commercial mainstream star. That’s where I come from. Lekin kabhi kabhi ghar se nikalna bhi toh chahiye.
Speaking of Priyanka, Kareena turned down Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadkane Do. Apparently, because she wasn’t keen on working with Ranveer Singh.
Kareena clarifies, “It wasn’t because of any actor. It required me to shoot in a cruise for 90 days. At that point of time, I didn’t want to be away from home for so long.”
She isn’t overly impressed by the recent spate of woman-oriented films. “I did them in the past like Chameli and Jab We Met. Queen was outstanding. After my Jab we Met, it was a time spectacular for a woman actor. I haven’t seen Piku. But I believe it’s outstanding. Deepika is supremely talented. And she has come such a long way.”
I remember right after her debut in Refugee, Kareena had told me she can’t do glamorous roles like Karisma.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is nonchalant. “Maybe, I wasn’t sure of myself then. And I was too much in awe of my sister. Today, I see myself in all roles. That’s my journey. My destiny is to be known for being in some of the biggest blockbusters. No one can take them away from me.”