Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan not only turns a year older but has productively accomplished 17 years in the industry since her debut in Refugee (2000). Since then, there has been no looking back for the actress as she breaks all stereotypes “reserved” for female actors such as working after wedding or after having children.
When a famous tabloid enquired Kareena about the criteria she uses to choose movies, the actress specified, “I think that the criterion hasn’t really changed. The aspect that has always remained constant is that I do films that entertain the audience. I don’t understand when people use tags such as ‘small role’, ‘big role’ or even a ‘commercial role’ It’s never been about that. Whether it was Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)or any other film, I have been part of films that had a good story which needed to be narrated. You want to be a part of a film that is morally right and is moving in the right direction. It is definitely important for me, and I have always been like that. A lot of people have asked me, ‘Why have I said no to a particular film?’ But I don’t think I would have got along with the people. I won’t say anything, but I will stay away.”
Kareena further added, “Honestly, at this stage of my career, it is not about doing five films. I am not competing with anyone. I am over that phase. In fact, I don’t like it when my name is taken with anyone. Also after 17 years in the industry, I expect a certain amount of respect. I will choose what space I want to be in. Now, Rhea (Kapoor) and Sonam (Kapoor) are friends. I trust them. I will give my best and they will give me their best. That’s also important.”