Kareena Kapoor's new character is inspired by Kate Winslet's in Mare of Easttown

Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film also marks Kapoor’s production debut
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena Kapoor KhanThe Buckingham Murders

According to a report in Variety, Kareena Kapoor Khan shared that her character in the upcoming Hansal Mehta film has been inspired in part by Hollywood actor Kate Winslet’s role in Mare of Easttown.

She has wrapped a project that was shot in the UK under the working title The Buckingham Murders, directed by Hansal Mehta, reports Variety.

The diva essays a detective and mother who investigates a murder in a town in Buckinghamshire.

"I love Mare of Easttown and when Hansal came to me, I said this is something that I've really been dying to do. So we've molded a little bit on those lines, she plays a detective cop in that," she told Variety. "It's the first time that I've dabbled in that."

"I speak fluently in Hindi and I think also in Hindi because that's been what I've been doing all my life," Kapoor Khan said. "When you're thinking in Hindi, but speaking in English, it was actually a difficult task to do because it was the reverse situation for the first time," Kapoor shared.

The project, produced by Ektaa Kapoor's Balaji Telefilms and Mahana Film also marks Kapoor's debut as a producer.

"I never really thought that I would be a producer. But when I heard this subject, and the fact that it's very different to a regular Hindi movie, it's a very different take to things. So I thought that will be really nice and different," Kapoor said.

"And when Ektaa and Hansal told me that 'since you love the script so much, why don't you come on board as a creative producer as well, and take some calls as to what you think also and give your name to it' - after much thought, I thought that if I love something so much, and this is a character that I wanted to play, I think it's fun to do it. It's the first time. I don't know if I'll repeatedly do it. But let's see."

The actress  has also wrapped up the Indian adaptation of Japanese author Higashino Keigo's bestselling 2005 novel 'The Devotion of Suspect X' by filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh.

The actor tags it as ‘dramatically different’ from the Mehta project and as "dark and fun."

"For me, it's very different because obviously you're used to seeing me in all the mainstream movies, which has the song, the dance, the gloss, the glamour. Both these films are shockingly different," Kareena said.

Next up for her is Rajesh Krishnan's The Crew, alongside Tabu and Kriti Sanon, which commences production in March.

"The Crew is the film that is going to be gloss and glamour. And it's a comedy chick flick heist film. That will be the Hindi masala commercial film as compared to Devotion and Hansal's film," Kapoor said.

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