Kareena Kapoor rejected Dil Dhadakne Do

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 22, 2014 11:39 IST

In the past few months, Kareena Kapoor Khan has turned down multiple films, including Sujoy Ghosh and Karan Johar’s next ventures. Her refusal to take onthese projects has raised many eyebrows in the industry, but Kareena fails to understand the hullabaloo.

"In the last five months, I think I have said no to six movies because I don’t want to do anything that’s not great. If I don’t want to [be a part of a film], I am happy not to do it… [I’d rather] chill at home and read a book, or do something else. And that’s a policy that I will stick to. Let people say, do or write what they want to. Like Saif (Ali Khan; husband) says, ‘Put your head down and don’t do what you don’t like.’ And after 15 years [in the industry], I am sure I have the right to do that," says Kareena, who has reportedly also turned down Bejoy Nambiar’s next as well as Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming multi-starrer.

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Talking about not starring in the latter’s film, Kareena says, "It’s my loss because I love Zoya, but couldn’t be part of her film. I am dying to work with her. Inshallah, this isn’t the last film she is going to make, and it’s not the last film that I’m not able to do. Aage bhi bahut padi hai zindagi (there’s life ahead). Whenever she has a role for me, I’ll definitely do it."

The actor, who last appeared in the dud Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013), says marriage has altered the way she chooses her projects. “My priorities are different because I am married now. I would like to work in a way that I can give certain time to a film. But then, I have to keep some time for my personal life as well. And I always wanted things to be like this,” she says.

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