Kareena has told her close friends that she was willing to adjust as many days for Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Ra.One’ as much needed after the completion of this outdoor spell with Salman. The buzz doing the rounds in the industry is that Kareena Kapoor had hardly any choice in the matter as King Khan started promotions for upcoming ‘Ra.One’ too early. This is especially so considering the fact that Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Ra.One’ is due for release only during the diwali festivities this year.
Her two songs from RA.One Chamak challo... and Shake my booty... have already gained popularity, but she’s quick to point out that, “they’re not item songs. One is desi dhinchak and the other is a sexy, western and groovy track.”
Bebo admits that she finds it hard to compare the Khans . “How can there be comparisons?” she questions. “I share a different equation with each one of them and besides, they all have different styles and methods of acting. So it’s difficult to choose one over the other,” she adds.
Their different acting styles also means Kapoor has to adapt to their methods. No mean task, as she’s shooting back-to-back with all of them, one after the other. “Yes, the switch is challenging. I think it really tests an actor, but then when you enjoy acting as much as I do, it becomes more of a fun process,” she says.
Talking about each one of the Khans, Kapoor says that Aamir is someone she has tremendous respect for, while Shah Rukh, she simply adores. Salman pampers her silly, while Imran is a lot of fun to be with. As for Saif, “He’s obviously closest to my heart and my most favourite Khan too,” she beams.
“Aamir inspires to give in your better than the best performance and he’s more methodical, while Shah Rukh is an absolute live wire. His energy on the sets is unbeatable. Salman is totally spontaneous and I have a lot of fun shooting with him. Imran is closer to age so it’s fun bonding with him too,” says Kapoor.
Like the five different Khans, even the genres of all her films are way different from each other. While Ra.One is a sci-fi thriller, Bodyguard is a romantic story and Short Term Shaadi is a rom-com. Agent Vinod is an action thriller, while Reema Kagti’s film with Aamir is a suspense drama. And she has no particular favourite when it comes to genres too. Kapoor’s quick to add, “I enjoy the process of acting, that’s all. Whether it’s comedy or romance really doesn’t matter,” she concludes.
So, what’s it like to a festival girl? “Great!” she beams. “Last Diwali, I had a blockbuster in Golmaal 3 and then, 3 Idiots brought along plenty of Christmas cheer. Hopefully, both Eid and Diwali will be big this year with Salman and Shah Rukh. I don’t mind being No. 100 on any power list as long as I top the film lists with the best banners. And on that count, 2011 is special!”