Kareena Kapoor has three films under production, Shah Rukh Khan’s
, Saif Ali Khan’s
and Rohit Shetty’s
. However, the actress who may also be doing Karan Johar’s next production with Imran Khan, insists that she won’t work on any other movie while shooting for Madhur Bhandarkar’s
Kapoor and the National Award-winning director were to team up previously for
but the actress was committed to Vishal Bhardwaj’s
at the time and had to turn down the offer.
Bhandarkar went back to her with
, but once again dates were a problem and the role went to Priyanka Chopra who bagged the National Award for her performance. With
, she is hoping to get third time lucky.
“It’s the right subject for Madhur and me to work on together. I promise to give my heart and soul to just this one film, once it goes on the floors, since it is a performance-oriented role.” she says.
The film is partly inspired by the life of Hollywood diva Marilyn Monroe and Kapoor admits it’s a “scary proposition”. But she’s banking on her director to guide her well. He will be supplying the research material on Monroe. “We’ll be adapting some of Marilyn’s famous roles. There will also be moments from her headline grabbing personal life, which may be emotionally draining, but I’m ready for it,” Kapoor asserts.
Her homework will come from watching old films, not just Monroe’s, but our classic divas like Madhubala, Nargis and Waheeda Rehman too. “I love old movies,” she smiles. “That’s what I do whenever I get a day off. It helps me get into character. This role is tailor-made for me because I’ve been a heroine since I was in my mother’s womb. I eat, drink and breathe acting.”
Won’t she have to put on a few extra kilos for the role? “I’m quite healthy now, thank you. No more size zero for me. I don’t mind putting on 10-12 kilos provided I’m not doing any other movie around that time.”
SRK has been tweeting regularly about
but she’s not been too forthcoming on the superhero fantasy. All we know is that she’s playing Khan’s wife and the mother of a child. “Well, the family is based in London and there are loads of visual effects,” she says. “Our chemistry was great in
(2001) and I’m sure Shah Rukh and I will sizzle on screen again.”