She's sorted. She has the best movie projects as well as endorsements in her l'il bling bag. Knocking out the best female performance of the year in
Jab We Met
, she's scalding hot. Kareena Kapoor converses with Hiren Kotwani
You have gone on record to say that you're open to working with Shahid Kapur in the future. But, then, how come you haven't spoken to each other after the last day of the shoot for
Jab We Met?
That so-called cold war between us was blown out of proportion. In fact, we had lunch together too, but the media doesn't know about this. So when we read that we barely interacted at the shoot, we laughed it off. We are friends, we do talk occasionally.
Are you still in touch with him?
Yes, we're still in touch. And why not? If something doesn't work out, fine, it's okay.. but friends do remain friends yaar. That's the beauty of a relationship.
Saif Ali Khan has no objections?
Well, I think he's too mature a person. He's beyond worrying about whether I speak to Shahid or not.
How come Deepika Padukone - and not you - has been finalised for Saif Ali Khan's first home production to be directed by Imtiaz Ali?
Really? This is news to me. Imtiaz is away in the US for two months. It's the director's call to cast an actor in the role he wants.
Milenge Milengeis one of the earliest films you signed with Shahid Kapur.. why is it on the back-burner?
I really don't know about
why is it stuck. It's been four-five years now. I feel bad about this, it's the first film I shot with Shahid.
Do you get upset with all the stories about you in the papers now-a-days?
It does hurt to read reports which are not true. But I don't blame anyone for that. I understand that the media is doing its job.
The grapevine is buzzing about Shahid Kapur and Vidya Balan now.
But is it true? (Pause) She was so lovely in
I believe you've buried the hatchet with John Abraham. You've agreed to do a film with him although he was quite rude about you on
Koffee with Karan.
Koffee with Karan
is a fun show. It's to be taken in a lighter vein. I've no hassles doing a film with John. As of now, I've agreed to the concept. The producers will revert to me after the script is complete.. and then I'll take the final call. Otherwise, we'll move on to another subject.
There's also this conjecture that you'll be playing the role of Ranbir Kapoor's sister for the RK banner.
Ranbir is a very good actor. He's a Kapoor, acting is in our genes. He's done the Kapoor family proud with his debut. Two different films are being planned, one with Ranbir and another one with me.We're looking for new directors. Dad won't be directing either of the projects, he'd rather oversee the productions.
Apparently, Aditya Chopra is upset with the cast of
Tashanfor exposing the look of the film's characters. Really?
I don't think the look has been revealed. People don't know what the look is. So, the question of Adi being upset doesn't arise.
Where does a Golmaal Returns figure in your scheme of things?
I haven't done a comedy in a long time. Besides,
is like a brand, the first part did very well. Also, I had a wonderful experience working with the producers, Ashtavinayak Cinevision, during
Jab We Met
. I have a comfort zone with them. I'm doing four to five films with them.
The fact that you're now endorsing Head & Shoulders is seen as the ouster of rival Preity Zinta who was the brand's ambassador.
It's not about ousting anyone. Every brand wants a generation change, they have their strategy. They were re-launching with a different concept.. and wanted a different face. I'm glad that it's worked out for me. It has nothing to do with rivalry.
But why a music video for an endorsement?
I think it's fun. Pritam has done the music. His score for
Jab We Met
was fantastic, it's still rocking. It's the first time that a music video has been made for an endorsement. (Laughs) And I always like to get there first.
Kareena Kapoor's best
Refugee, Mujhe Kuchh Kehna Hai, Asoka, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Chameli, Yuva, Dev, Omkara, Jab We Met