Kareena Kapoor Khan on making brave choices: I was 21 when played Chameli

The actress will next be seen in The Crew and The Devotion of Suspect X
Kareena Kapoor in Chameli
Kareena Kapoor in Chameli

In a recent interview with IANS, Kareena Kapoor Khan who will next be seen in The Crew, spoke about her filmography and making brave film choices from doing Chameli (2003) to Golmaal (2006).

Talking about making brave choices, Khan told IANS, "I have always been a risk-taker and it's because of my passion for acting. That's the reason behind me doing Golmaal and an off-beat film like Omkara (2006), a Yuva (2004) or a Chameli."

Chameli, which was released almost 2 decades ago, was directed by Sudhir Mishra, and saw Khan playing the role of a sex worker - a brave choice for an actor in that era. The film received many accolades for its storytelling and Khan's performance and proved to be a milestone in her career.

She further mentioned, "It was never on my mind to become a star. I come from a certain background so back then, I thought that being an exceptional actor, it may happen or it might not happen but to try and give my 100 per cent to the part that I essay is not just my duty but also the responsibility that comes with the privilege."

"I was 21 years old when I played Chameli at a time when nobody was doing films like that. Today, I'm 42 and people still talk about that film. It really built up a certain perception in the minds of the audience about my work. So, I have always had a good mix of commercial mainstream and that of the off-beat cinema and I would like to keep it that way, even now you will see me in The Crew which is more women-centric and commercial and also working in the Indian adaptation of The Devotion of Suspect X", she concluded.

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