‘Satyagraha’ actress Kareena Kapoor talks about husband-actor Saif Ali Khan, life post marriage, her love for acting and much more…
Off-screen or on-screen, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan make for one of Bollywood’s most romantic couples. But whether she romances other actors in films or sizzles in saucy item numbers, Kareena says she makes sure she never gives her “liberal” husband a chance to be “possessive”. “Saif is a very responsible man and he knows his responsibility. I have never given him a chance to be possessive. He is quite liberal in his thinking. Possessive is a very wrong word in a way. I could be more possessive than Saif,” the 32-year-old told IANS in an interview.
The couple tied the knot in elaborate wedding celebrations last Oct 16 after a five-year relationship. Many feel love tends to fade away post marriage, but Kareena believes this is a cliche. “I hope it never changes. I mean the cliches are always there – like things change after marriage, man changes after marriage – but these are all cliches. I think I am lucky because Saif is not a typical kind of Bollywood actor. That’s why I think it works for us better,” she said.
While many actresses have limitations post marriage, Kareena says she will always do what she believes is right. Quitting acting is not even on her mind. “I am an actor and I will always do what our part requires us to do. I think every actor does that and Bollywood is changing. We are quite progressive in our thinking. If I like a role and if it requires me to do certain thing, if I believe in it, I will do it. And if I think it’s not required, I’ll not do it. I have always been like this and it’s not so just now,” she said.
From doing films such as ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Bodyguard’ to offbeat films such as ‘Chameli’, ‘Dev’, ‘Heroine’ and ‘Omkara’, she has proved her mettle in the last 13 years. Kareena, who made her Bollywood debut with ‘Refugee’, says it’s an actress’ duty to experiment. “It’s the duty of an actress to experiment as much as they can from the kind of roles they have offered. I was always interested in acting and doing different kind of films. I think I’ve already proved that now. I enjoy acting in films and I really want to continue,” she said.
At present, she is revelling in the success of her latest film ‘Satyagraha’. She plays the deglamourised role of a journalist in the Prakash Jha directed socio-political film. “I am very happy that people are liking this film. It’s a socio-political thriller which is different from the mindless masala kind of films. I am really happy that people are wanting to see a kind of film which has a message in the end.” Like most actors who work with Jha once, Kareena says she will “would love” to work with him again.
Saif Is Same Post Marriage
Kareena Kapoor feels marriage to actor Saif Ali Khan has not changed anything in her life and she hopes the Nawab of Pataudi also remains the same…
Bollywood star couple Saif and Kareena tied the knot in October last year after a five-year courtship. “Saif and I were in love and we decided to get married. For us everything is same. Things are going great (in married life). It is just the same even while I was dating Saif… Things are going amazing. Saif is same as before, hopefully he will never change,” Kareena said last month.
“For media and people, it (marriage) seems like a big thing. But in real life it is not like that. There have never been any restrictions. We are surprised when people ask what is the difference after marriage, we fail to understand this as there is no difference. He is in America and we were talking about this thing… It seems surprising,” she said. Though Kareena feels things are same post marriage, there is usually an added responsibility after marriage but for her, singlehood and married life is more or less the same. “Since childhood I was a responsible girl. There was responsibility of the family… First of my mother, then my sister Karisma and now Saif’s responsibility. But he (Saif) is pretty much on his own, he is a responsible person, he’s quite mature,” the 32-year-old actress said. Kareena believes in giving equal importance to love and work in her life. “Both (love and work) are equal for me. I have been balancing things. I am an actress who has been open about my relationships. There is nothing wrong in falling in love.
“I don’t know why people associate love with your career? I don’t understand why people ask this? Because love is like the way you breathe air… You love your mother but still you work. I love my mother, family and I still work,” she said.