Kareena Kapoor Khan Looks Back on 22 Years in Bollywood

The actor spoke about the pressure to deliver hits and the importance of keeping it real off-screen
Kareena Kapoor Khan Looks Back on 22 Years in Bollywood

From Naaz in Refugee (2000), Poo in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)… to Geet in Jab We Met (2007) and Pia Sahastrabuddhe in 3 Idiots (2009), Kareena Kapoor Khan has given some unforgettable performances in a career spanning over two decades. 

Asked if she feels the pressure to up her own game with every character she plays, Kapoor in a conversation with IANS said, "There is always pressure to deliver because otherwise, it is not possible to last 22 years in the career. The idea is to constantly keep trying to change yourself on screen and keep it real off-screen. Just doing different characters and enjoying the process of acting is what I love."

The 41-year-old actress, whose latest release is Laal Singh Chaddha, an adaptation of the iconic film Forrest Gump, confessed her love for her profession. "I just love acting," she said. "It is a part of my being but I try to make a difference to do a film that will not be similar to the rest. I am working with Aamir Khan for the third time but 3 Idiots, Talaash (2012) and Laal Singh Chaddha are completely different. You can't even put all the three characters into one stream."

Talking about the film, Kapoor spoke about the fears of comparison between Laal Singh Chaddha and Forrest Gump. "It's an official adaptation. Atul Kulkarni has written it," she said. "I think that it's so beautiful. adding a lot more layers and emotions to the film. Comparisons can't be there because it is an official adaptation. It's in a different language… We've adapted and made it to suit the Indian audiences with two different actors there and here. I have a feeling people are just going to love it."

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