Kareena Kapoor Khan has played a wide range of characters in her career, but there are a few she is synonymous with. There’s Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, and then there’s Geet from Yes, we met. In an old interview with Film Companion, Kareena revealed that while she was proud of the film, she went through everything during the making of it.
That was because she signed Tashan, which she felt would be the film that would take her to the next level. Kareena said she was shaken when Tashan bombed but was glad she did because she met her husband Saif Ali Khan while working on the film.
But, she said, while working on Jab We Met, she started acting like she was better than the project. “I work with Yash Raj Films, I’m doing a film with Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan. I play the leading role. I’ve gone size zero, I’ve lost weight, I’ll wear a bikini, I’ll kill him. That was my mood when I was on the set of Jab We Met,” the actor said.
Tashan is the most important passion project, she said. “That, I’m just shooting, I’m speaking my lines. Yes, I’m having fun, but this is the movie that will change my life and I’ll be like Uma Thurman,” she added.
Kareena continued, “After that, fate had its own plans, life took its own course. A lot happened during the making of this film and Tashan and we all went our separate ways and from that came this beauty of a film… When Tashan bombed and Jab We Met became what he did, I was shattered. I was depressed for almost six months. I couldn’t believe that had happened.”
She said she could never have predicted it, but Jab We Met changed her career and Tashan changed her life. Kareena is one of the most in-demand female stars in the country today. She was last seen in Angrezi Medium and will next be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha. She will also make her streaming debut with the Netflix adaptation of The Devotion of Suspect X.
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