I’ve zero interest in acting in non-Hindi films, says Kareena
The B-town style icon, Kareena Kapoor, strongly denied doing a raunchy Tamil song with Tamil superstar Suriya in a Tamil film titled ‘Anjaan’.
A visibly furious Kareena retorted at some media persons saying, “I don’t know where such baseless stories come from. I haven’t signed any such film. I don’t even know who Suriya and Linguswamy are. I’ve never seen them. I’ve zero interest in acting in non-Hindi films whether it is down South or in Hollywood.”
The actress reportedly also said that she does not believe in being part of films whose language she did not understand. “How can I emote in a language that I don’t know? I was offered beautiful scripts by the late Rituparno Ghosh in Bengali. I never could bring myself to work with this brilliant filmmaker because of the language barrier, and now he is gone.”
Kareena also said that she had rejected a number of big South Indian films throughout her career. “I love the work being done in South Indian languages, Marathi and Bengali. But I’ll have to learn these languages to act in them.”
The real story behind the rumour seems to be an April 1 prank. Apparently a news portal had written a story related to Kareena Kapoor doing an item number in ‘Anjaan’ — an April Fools’ story — that was misinterpreted by some websites and some leading publications, without even checking, reported the news, too. This displeased the star who does not believe in working in a language that she did not understand.
After making her acting debut in the 2000 war drama ‘Refugee’, Kareena became known as a leading actress of Hindi cinema following her performances in films such as the historical drama ‘Asoka’ and the blockbuster movie ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. After this she starred in a series of commercial failures for which she received negative reviews.
In 2004, her role of a sex worker in ‘Chameli’, against the type cast, marked the turning point of her career.
After this she earned wide recognitions for her roles in the 2004 drama ‘Dev’ and the 2006 crime film ‘Omkara’.
In 2007, she received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic comedy ‘Jab We Met’.
Kareena has also appeared in movies such as — ‘3 Idiots’ in 2009, the 2010 comedy ‘Golmaal 3’, ‘Bodyguard’ in 2011 and ‘Ra.One’ also 2011.