Why Kareena will not do a "Dirty Picture"
Kareena Kapoor feels Vidya Balan is the hero of 2011 and her performance in The Dirty Picture "has changed the game". The actor, however admits, most likely, she would not have taken up the film. "I don't know if I would have taken the risk...," says the actor.Updated: Mar 17, 2012 18:06 IST
Kareena Kapoor feels Vidya Balan is the hero of 2011 and her performance in The Dirty Picture "has changed the game". The actor, however admits she would most likely not have taken up the film.
"I don't know if I would have taken the risk but even if I did I would have balanced it out by making sure there is a Salman or Shah Rukh in the film so that even if the film flops there is some thing that will balance it."
When posed with the question, Kareena paused a bit and said "I don't know, may be I should ask Saif this. He hasn't even watched it. Everytime I ask him to watch it he says yeah yeah, perhaps he's afraid that I'd want to do something similar."
While awed by Kahaani performance the astute observer pointed out, quite correctly that The Dirty Picture had its share of masala moments which pulled the crowd to the theaters - in terms of costumes, make-up and the "fake orgasm".
Asked if she's the fourth Khan today, Kareena, without batting an eyelid said: "Vidya is the true hero of 2011."
Kareena says though good scripts work, it is still the star power that rules the industry.
On male-dominated Bollywood
The actor, who comes from a filmy background, says things have changed a lot in Bollywood except the fact that male actors are still paid more than their female counterparts.
"How much ever things change in Bollywood, male actors have always been paid more than females... when it comes to numbers I am no where close to any of the Khans. So for me it's not about replacing the men in our industry but doing the best I can.
"There are a lot of women-centric roles that I am being offered and not just being an eye candy in the film. I think Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture has changed the entire game," Kareena said.
First Published: Mar 16, 2012 16:13 IST