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Interview with Kareena Kapoor Khan: Work is priority, but family is very important

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Kareena Kapoor Khan
Interview With Kareena Kapoor Khan:Work is priority,but family is important

New Delhi, Sep 20 : From taking up films like “Chameli” at the start of her career, going on a size-zero spree, talking her heart out in chat shows and working till the last trimester of her pregnancy — Kareena Kapoor Khan has always chosen her own personal or professional path. Now that she has become a mother, she says work is her priority, but family is very important too.

As her son Taimur Ali Khan will witness his first Diwali this year, she was asked about how she plans not to miss the occasion keeping in mind her shooting schedule for “Veere Di Wedding”. Kareena told IANS in an exclusive interview over email: “We will be finishing our Delhi schedule a few days before Diwali, so I will be spending time with my family. Work is a priority but family is very important to me.”

Taimur was born to Kareena and her actor husband Saif Ali Khan in December last year.

The Lakme brand ambassador, who considers Taimur as the most amazing and cutest child, says he loves hanging out with the family.

“I’m sure (he) will enjoy the family gatherings. Apart from getting him goodies and gifts for the season, I would love to play dress-up with him and get him into the most adorable traditional outfits,” the fashionista said.

“Also, he is a fan of Indian sweets. So, I am sure he would have a fun time trying the very many festive specialties,” said Kareena, who comes from a family of foodies.

Festive season tends to be a time for over-indulging in sweets and savouries. So, what’s the plan for coping with all the extra calories?

“All of us are big foodies. So, I eat everything and enjoy them, but then I make it a point to not miss my workout. I drink lots of water and eat in moderation. Also, I think everyone has become conscious of changing times and has inculcated a responsible sense in us,” said the actress.

Kareena, who has many successful films to her credit including “Jab We Met”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Talaash: The Hunt Begins…”, “Yuva”, “Omkara” and “Udta Punjab”, is also considered one of the flawless beauties in Bollywood.

So what’s her make-up and skincare regime for the festive season?

“Festivals come around a confused season when it’s still hot and humid, but also dry and scaly. So, prepping my skin and giving it the moisturisation and nourishment it needs is very important.

“Also, I am a big foodie, but the aftermath of the yummy, oily delicacies just scares me. So, I follow a three-step prep regime to prevent my skin from breaking — hydrate, nurture and exercise. And the new Lakme Argan Night Serum is an added bonus to this regime, as it gives all the TLC (tender, love and care) and rejuvenation my skin craves for,” she said.

She also says she is a huge fan of dark, smokey eyes.

“For make-up, I always try to keep it simple, clean and fun. Smokey eyes, bold bright lips and dewy skin are my favourite go-to looks,” she added.

“Kohl is my all-time favourite. I absolutely love sporting a bold, red lip. Lastly, the new Lakme Argan Foundation has gotten me hooked for the nourished, dewy finish it gives,” she said. (Interview conducted by Nivedita of IANS)

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Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan Believes in Reinvention

I can make jeans, T-shirt look like couture: Kareena Kapoor Khan

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Model Kareena Kapoor khan. Flickr

Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan believes reinvention — in her personal and professional life — has driven her survival as a star in showbiz. She says she has the self-confidence to make even everyday fashion look like couture.

Kareena, in an interview to IANS here, said she finds her elder sister Karisma “more of a fashion icon” between the two, without a second thought.

“Most of the time you will see me in a jeans and a T-shirt. It’s besides the point that I can make jeans and a T-shirt also look like couture.

“I know I have that… I can… It’s just that I don’t like dressing up,” she said, just ahead of a glamorous showstopper moment at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 here on Sunday night.

From her maiden film “Refugee”, which saw in her in bare minimum make-up, to Karan Johar’s “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…” — in which he presented her as the uber stylish Pooja aka Poo — Kareena has been fearless about trying different looks.

“It’s (the fearlessness is) a part of being successful… Actually I was trying to do different kind of stuff at a very early stage. In fact, I’d say I was very experimental when I was 19.

I joined the film industry to be known as an actress first, then a star. So I want people to remember my performance, even if the film does not turn out as expected. Wikimedia

“‘Refugee’ was a very experimental launch. It was not the typical glamorous girl. But again, I think there would have been no fun if there was no fear or excitement.

“It is good to be a fearless actor, but it is good to have a little bit fear so that your performance level is always high,” added the actress.

Reinvention is something she takes seriously.

“If I can’t reinvent as a person, I cannot be a better actor. The reason I feel that I have been in this business through decades and still been here is only because of reinvention.

“To constantly reinvent as a human being is so important,” averred the actress, for whom marriage and motherhood have been life-changing.

“They have made me and my thoughts so much better than what what they were, say 10 years ago.

Kareena Kapoor said she is not a born actress, she's a born model. Flickr
Kareena Kapoor said she is a born actress, she’s not a born model. Flickr

“Just sometimes not doing so much work, cutting out on travelling, taking a break and not really being a part of the Bollywood herd… A lot of things in my life that I have chosen to do are a part of me reinventing,” she said.

The actress, who came up with “Veere Di Wedding”, a coming-of-age story on female bonding last year, said she is glad that subjects and scripts are being reinvented.

“‘Veere…’ was a revelation. We have always spoken about male friendships, but we had never seen what female bonding is like. So I think in a way it took it forward in terms of content,” Kareena said.

Steering the conversation to her upcoming film “Good News”, which is on surrogacy, she said: “It’s a topic which not many people will touch upon, but of course it’s in a commercial space. It’s a lot more funny.

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“But we have to keep those dynamics in mind. The idea is to keep entertaining your audience, but with more content-based films.”

She will also be a part of Karan Johar’s period drama “Takht”.

“The entire ambience and setting will be so different. Besides that, I haven’t worked with Karan in many years… He has grown as a director from strength to strength and I am a very different actor today. So it will be very interesting.” (IANS)