Kareena Kapoor briefly played a mother in her debut film, JP Dutta’s
, a decade ago. This week, she’ll step into Julia Roberts’ shoes to play a mother to three of her boyfriend’s (Arjun Rampal) kids with his ex-wife (Kajol) in Karan Johar’s
We Are Family
. Next, she turns a working mother in Shah Rukh Khan’s
Ask her if she’s discovered maternal instinct and Kapoor admits, “I’m not prepared for motherhood right now. I’m still a kid and there’s time before I can drift towards marriage and family.” Does beau Saif Ali Khan agree with her? “I need to do a little more growing up first,” she smiles.
However, Kapoor says that Khan and she are pretty keen to get engaged. “But right now,
is our top priority. Saif is flagging off his company, Saif Ali Khan Productions, after its release. I’ve been appointed a director there. We’ll think about getting engaged after
,” she says.
Kapoor, however, claims that she learnt a few practical and handy ‘momma’ tricks from co-star Kajol. “She is a fantastic actor. But since Kajol is a mother in real life, she understood her character Maya much better. I learnt a little bit about motherhood watching her put real life experiences to use in her reel life,” explains Kapoor.
She asserts that her character Shreya, unlike Maya, is focused on her career. When asked how Shreya was different from her character in
, Kapoor says, “Shreya is contemporary and real, and someone who doesn’t know how to be a mother.
has more to do with the superhero and the family and is not so much about the mother I play in it.”
Bring up her blossoming friendship with co-star Kajol and Kapoor beams, “We both attach a lot of importance to family and relationships. We both go back home to people we love and value.”