Kareena Kapoor says marriage ‘prevails’ over other relationships
You essay the role of Mrs. Khanna in Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna. Who is the first person that comes to your mind when you think of your character?
Dimple aunty. She is the ultimate Mrs Khanna for me. I share a special bond with her because she made her debut in my granddad’s film. She is gorgeous and stylish even today.
What prompted you to be part of Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna?
Everything! It was a well rounded project. For me the girl’s character is the protagonist of the film. The story is told from her point of view. It’s a journey of a girl’s life after she gets married … and the story takes a turn.
It’s been a while since you did Kyun Ki with Salman. What took you so long to come together with him again?
We didn’t find an apt script. I think this is the best film for Salman and me to come together. He is fabulous and looks great. In short, Mr and Mrs Khanna are looking great together. After many years, Salman has attempted a romantic film.
You have known Salman since childhood. He has done quite a few films with Karisma. Did it make it easier for you?
Our’s is a family relationship. I am great friends with Salman’s family. I get along really well with Sohail, Arbaaz Malaika, Arpita but Salman is of course friendlier with Karisma (laughs).
Salman said he has known you since you were nine-years old. Did he pamper you on the sets?
Salman didn’t pamper me, Sohail did.
A chunk of the film has been shot at Melbourne airport. What significance does the airport have in the film?
Salman and I go to Melbourne after getting married. The airport is significant because the main conflict starts at the airport.
Is the film about an extramarital affair?
No, the film is not about extramarital affairs. It’s about friendship between a man and woman.
What is your take on that?
The message of the film is that a guy and girl can be friends. I personally have many guy friends. It’s not that if you are friends with a person of the opposite sex there has to be something between the two.
Do you think a third person invariably causes problems for a couple?
It has happened with my friends therefore I can relate to the story. Not many people understand that a man and woman can be friends. But the institution of marriage prevails. Marriage is always the winner.
Do you believe in marriage?
I believe in the institution of marriage. But I don’t have any plans of getting married in the near future.
Mauli Singh, BNS