Why are people dissecting my career, asks Kareena Kapoor

  • Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2014 16:59 IST

Some called her ‘moody’, some called her ‘choosy’ — actor Kareena Kapoor Khan has been on the wrong side of ­criticism ever since reports of her rejecting six films in five months surfaced. None of it, however, bothers the 33-year-old.

Amused, she asks, "I believe in freedom of speech; people are free to talk or write whatever they want, but I don’t ­understand, why are they ­dissecting my career?"

In the recent past, Kareena rejected films including Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ram Leela (2013) and Queen, which eventually turned out to be blockbusters. She even said no to Karan Johar’s Shhuddhi, Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and Sujoy Ghosh’s Durga Rani Singh.

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"It’s an actor’s prerogative what film he or she wants to be a part of ... it’s okay if I didn’t do a certain film, I have absolutely no regrets. The good thing is I am doing what I want to do, and people are loving my work," says Kareena, unabashed.

The Kapoor scion, who has been part of both ­commercially successful potboilers and critically acclaimed films in the past, recently delivered a Rs 100 crore action flick.

Laughing off the trend of stereotyping the heroine in an action flick, she says, "I’ve always wanted to do an Iron Man kind of film. Over the last two years, I’ve been doing either romantic films or serious projects, so I wanted to do something different. And Rohit has always cast me with six heroes (in the Golmaal series) and yet made sure that I have a character that entertains people."

On prodding if she walked out of Shhuddhi because Hrithik Roshan isn’t a part of it, she says, "That’s not true. Salman (Khan) is doing the film; why would I have a problem working with him? I’m anyway working with Salman in my next,

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