For the last few years, actor Kareena Kapoor’s date diary has been jam-packed with several big projects. As a result, she has been shooting for multiple films simultaneously for a while. But now, Kareena “isn’t going to shoot for anything else” while she works on Madhur Bhandarkar’s forthcoming movie, Heroine.
“It’s going to be a very aggressive and tiring film. I have to give my life to it; otherwise, there’s no point in doing it. So, I simply can’t take up anything else during that time,” says Kareena. That is why she’s working hard to wrap up Karan Johar’s upcoming production, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu co-starring Imran Khan, by the end of the month. “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2 will start only in March,” she adds.
On her role in Heroine, she claims she’s “never played a character that is so bipolar and schizophrenic”. “It’s very crazy. I don’t think any other actor has played such a character in recent times. I have to, for the first time in my career, concentrate only on one film,” says Kareena.
To ensure a perfect outing in Heroine, the actor has set up a meeting with Madhur, designer Manish Malhotra, her hair stylist and make-up artiste on October 10.
“By the end of this month, Manish will fly to New York, Paris and Milan to shop for about 100 costumes. We are going to discuss each and every one of those. So, it’s going to be a marathon meeting for five to six hours because we are going through every look,” she says.
Besides not taking up new films, Kareena is also in no mood to make merry despite being part of the year’s biggest blockbuster so far, Bodyguard. “I haven’t had time to enjoy and celebrate my success. But that can wait because right now, Saif (boyfriend-actor Saif Ali Khan) and his family need me more. And that is what’s important for me,” says Kareena, who has the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer RA.One coming up this Diwali.
Is it true that Shah Rukh asked her to take RA.One promotions easy, since Saif recently lost his father, the legendary cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi? “He is a friend. And he knows our loss. It’s been tough, but we are slowly getting back to work. I have always kept my films and personal life separate, and I’m sure Shah Rukh understands that. Plus, everyone knows I’m in the film and that’s more than enough,” she says.