Kareena loves a mix of mainstream and understated movies in her filmography
MUMBAI, April 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has recently started shooting for her upcoming movie The Crew, said she likes to keep a healthy mix of mainstream and exotic films in her titular role in ‘Chameli’ a testament to that.
‘Chameli’, which was released nearly two decades ago, was directed by Sudhir Mishra and saw Kareena playing a sex worker – a brave choice for an actor of the era. The film won several awards for its storytelling and Kareena’s performance and proved to be a milestone in her career.
Talking about making brave choices, Kareena told IANS, “I’ve always been taking risks and that’s because of my passion for acting. That’s why I did ‘Golmaal’ and unexpected films like ‘Omkara’, ‘Yuva’ or ‘Chameli’.”
Kareena, whose streaming talk show ‘Hat Women Want’ on Mirchi Plus has been much appreciated by the audience, comes from India’s first film dynasty – the Kapoor clan, but being a star was never in her mind, she says. Instead, for her, it has always been about honing her craft as an artist.
She further stated, “It was never in my mind to become a star. I come from a certain background, so at the time, I thought that being an exceptional actor, it may or may not happen, but trying to give 100 per cent for the part that sacked is not just my duty.” It’s also my responsibility that comes with the privilege.”
“I was 21 when I played Chameli at a time when no one was making movies like this. Today, I am 42 years old and people are still talking about this movie. It really built a certain perception in the public mind about my work. So, I always had A good mix of commercial mainstream and those of non-traditional cinema and I would keep it that way, yet you will see me in The Crew which is more focused on women and commercially she concludes by saying that she is also working on the Hindi adaptation of the novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’.