Kareena Kapoor cites Saif Ali Khan Omkara to justify the use of cuss words in Veere Di Wedding
Actor Kareena Kapoor believes the secret to her longevity in the film industry is striking a balance between commercial and alternative cinema. Kareena says that one should never get stuck to any one genre as that gets boring and there is the added risk of getting typecast. Her aim is to cater to all sorts of audience. “I am always proud of my glamorous image. One has to enjoy some commercial success. If I have done an ‘Udta Punjab’, then I have also done the ‘Golmaal’ series. I have always tried to balance things out. To sustain in the film industry for 18 years one has to keep doing exciting work. I do films that suit my personality, my time limit. I do films that I like,” Kareena told PTI.
The actor says she has been a risk-taker right from the beginning of her career despite being a commercial heroine. “When I was 22-year-old, I did ‘Chameli’ and people thought I would not do it. For me, it is all about having the right balance of things – commercial and being part of different kind of movies.
Citing the example films such as “Udta Punjab”, “Ki and Ka”, “Chameli” and “Omkara”, Kareena insists that she has always picked up stories that “no mainstream commercial heroine” would do. “I just see – is this film entertaining, is the script good? Can I see myself in it and do I have a good part? When all these things fall in place I tick a film and I am on board.