She’s famously known as a spontaneous and instinctive actor. Some of that spontaneity and self-confidence are on full display when Kareena Kapoor Khan responds to social media scrutiny and taunts.
Twenty-two years after making her debut with Refugee, after having two sons who are the darlings of the paparazzi, the 41-year-old actor is thoughtfully looking to chart a new course. Not only is she partnering with Ekta Kapoor to produce a film, she’s also choosing grittier roles. Among them is the part of Rupa in Laal Singh Chaddha (in cinemas on August 11). Advait Chandan’s official Hindi-language adaptation of Forrest Gump (1994) stars Aamir Khan as the titular hero and Kapoor Khan as his forever love.
Excerpts from an interview with the Omkara and Good Newwz actor who says she is resolutely stepping out of her comfort zone.
Is there any way you could have turned down Aamir Khan’s offer to star in Laal Singh Chaddha?
Aamir was sure that I should hear the detailed script before making a decision. The way Atul Kulkarni and Advait have adapted Forrest Gump is the reason I did it. And who better to play Laal, because Aamir is never really Aamir in any of his films. From Raakh to Laal Singh Chaddha, no one has never seen the real Aamir. You fall in love with…