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Farhan is spectacular: Kareena Kapoor

bollywood Updated: Jan 28, 2014 10:32 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
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Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is set for a busy year ahead, is excited to be teaming up with Farhan Akhtar as a co-star for the first time.

They are set to co-star in Dev Benegal’s Bombay Samurai.

"I love Farhan as a director, but I think he’s a brilliant actor," says Kareena, adding that she hasn’t gotten to watch his last release, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB; 2013) entirely, but she is full of praise for his acting in the parts that she has seen.

"I think Farhan is spectacular and I’m certainly looking forward to working with him. I’ve worked with him as a director during Don (2006), but I’m excited about working with him as an actor. I saw BMB in parts, and I genuinely believe that his was one of the finest performances in the industry so far. In fact, after watching it, Saif (Ali Khan, actor-husband) even messaged him."

Ask her about Bombay Samurai and reports that she’ll be seen in a new on-screen avatar, and Kareena replies that she doesn’t believe in the concept.

"People like to write a lot of things, but that doesn’t have to be the reality. I don’t believe in reinvention. I’ve been around for too long now. If I like a story, I will do the movie, it’s as simple as that," says the actor.

She explains that she signed up for the film because her role is fun, and she took a fancy to it.


Farhan Akhtar to flag off a marathon
Farhan Akhtar’s last release, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), a biopic on Milkha Singh, received both critical acclaim and box-office gains.

And seeing Farhan’s dedication to the character and the film’s success, the organisers of the Jaipur Marathon have roped in the actor to flag off the race.

"The organisers of the marathon were impressed by Farhan and wanted him to be part of the initiative," says a source close to the actor, adding, "He is excited to be part of the sporting event."

Confirming the news, the actor’s spokesperson says, "Farhan will be flagging off the marathon in Jaipur on February 2, 2014."


Report by Anirban Das