Friday March 22, 2019

Actress Kareena Kapoor Says She’ll Do What’s Right And Works For Her Personality

In the past, Kareena has featured in dance numbers like "It's rocking", "Marjaani", "Fevicol se" and "Mera naam Mary hai".

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Come June 1, she will be seen in "Veere Di Wedding", which also features Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. Wikimedia

From slimming down to a size zero for her film to walking the ramp with a baby bump, the actress, who comes from Bollywood’s famed Kapoor family, has always made a statement.

Asked if she would rethink before signing a film or before appearing in a dance number being a mother now, Kareena told IANS here: “No really, I mean there is nothing wrong with song and dance. It is not derogatory. We come from a film family and our films are known for song and dance… So I will always do what I think is right, what works for my personality and my career.

“I might not be able to give time to a film like earlier; so I would want to work in a film that gets over within 50 days. So maybe not two to three films in a year, but I would rather do one film every year,” added the mother of Taimur Ali Khan, her son from actor Saif Ali Khan.

In the past, Kareena has featured in dance numbers like “It’s rocking”, “Marjaani”, “Fevicol se” and “Mera naam Mary hai”.

The 37-year-old has been experimental with her choice of films in the last 18 years of her career. Whether it is films like “Yaadein”, “Chameli”, “Yuva” and “Omkara”, she has also done commercial potboilers like “Jab We Met”, “3 Idiots”, “Golmaal 3”, “Singham Returns” and “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

Come June 1, she will be seen in “Veere Di Wedding”, which also features Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania.

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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

“The idea is to challenge myself in whichever ways. See in real life Aamir Khan does not look like the way he looked in ‘Dangal’. But he did it for a film. I am always an actress who moulds herself according to the role that I play, according to the vision a filmmaker has for the character. That is really my way to keep going,” she said.

Having started her career with J.P. Dutta’s “Refugee”, she has also featured in movies like “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…”, “Asoka”, “Hulchul”, “Don”, “Heroine” and “Udta Punjab”.

“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. I love acting and I take my career quite seriously,” she said.

Of “Veere Di Wedding”, Kareena said: “I think I wanted to be a part of this film from the beginning because this is a very different film for me. I have always been a part of films where I shared screen space with heroes and I played the heroine. And here, I am narrating the story of a girl, along with three other girls who are her best buddies.

“Also, this is a story that captures various stages of love and marriage of girls. One wants to get married, one is getting divorced, one is commitment phobic… So it is a story of different shades of a relationship.”

In the movie, Kareena plays Kalindi, and the story revolves around her marriage.

The actress’s recent comment: “I believe in equality. I wouldn’t say I am a feminist”, was widely trolled on social media. Does she think the term ‘feminism’ is misinterpreted?

“I think so. I mean, on social media platforms many people misuse the word feminism. It is about equality and does not mean one is superior to another. It is about equal rights for everyone.

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“Today a man is working, a woman is working on the same platform with the same level of dedication, skill set — whether it is an entrepreneur, a journalist, a filmmaker, an actor, we all are doing everything with equality.”

In a way, “Veere Di Wedding”, directed by Shashanka Ghosh, seems like an attempt to shine the spotlight on the image of modern Indian women.

Kareena says the team is being asked a lot if they were trying to make a point on feminism and women empowerment.

“But the fact is we made a film on the story of four girls in a very commercial space. It is an entertaining film!” (IANS)

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Practice What You Preach: Celebrities Should Stand By Their Public Image In Private Domain

Industry spokesperson Ashoke Pandit sees an urgent need for celebrities to practice what they preach.

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Actress-environmentalist Dia Mirza feels an imperative need for actors to maintain an equipoise in their overall conduct. Pixabay

Practice what you preach. Priyanka Chopra forgot the validity of this adage when at her wedding in December last year in Jodhpur she was seen enjoying a fireworks display.

Suddenly her reputation went up in the sky – at least for a while. Here was an actress who has privately spoken up about noise and smoke pollution caused by fireworks, and there she was enjoying the poison that she had condemned publicly.

A co-star-pal of Ms. Chopra commented, “It was her wedding. She was just having fun, some unthinking fun. I agree she should have been more careful with what she was doing. But it’s okay. No harm done.”

Actress-producer Pooja Bhatt spoke about the need for celebrities with a voice to make sure their private conduct doesn’t contradict their public image.

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Here was an actress who has privately spoken up about noise and smoke pollution caused by fireworks, and there she was enjoying the poison that she had condemned publicly. Pixabay

“I can only speak for myself… I have always been the same person in my personal and public space. The world today, and especially most of the youngsters, are two different animals in their personal and public space. There is no room for truth in most of the lives they share with people… ironic since this is a time of social media where apparently you let people see you for what you are and intimately… yet there is zero intimacy.. just carefully manufactured illusions of reality.”

Shabana Azmi, who has constantly voiced her strong opinion on social issues, admits it is imperative that the powerful voices in our society desist from dithering.

“My father Kaifi Azmi was a rare poet who practised what he preached whether it was on women’s empowerment, communal harmony or social justice. But it’s a tough place to bein because celebrities are judged more harshly than others and people are quick to nitpick. I am very informal with close friends and can be quite a maverick but social media is so all-pervasive that what’s fine in an intimate circle becomes public almost immediately. I think one must be mindful but it can’t be stretched to impossible limits.”

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Actress Priyanka Chopra. Wikimedia Commons

Industry spokesperson Ashoke Pandit sees an urgent need for celebrities to practice what they preach.

“The celebrity should be educated enough to comment on that particular subject. Once the comment is out in the public domain, the celebrity must abide by it. He has a responsibility towards the society as people follow them. Moreover they should follow what they preach. One should be very careful when one has to comment on sensitive issues.”

Actress-environmentalist Dia Mirza feels an imperative need for actors to maintain an equipoise in their overall conduct.

 

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“I personally believe that if one consciously believes in a value system and has outwardly expressed this, then one would also need to consider the importance of reflecting those very values in their personal choices to the best of their ability.This should hold true for all of us. Whether or not we are in position of power.”

In short, practice what you preach. (IANS)