Kajol declined International film festival invite


Kajol is known to stand for what she considers right. This time Kajol protested by refusing to accept the invite of International film festival.

Kajol was invited to attend the inauguration of 44th International film festival in Goa. The function was inaugurated by Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon. As soon as the Indian beauty came to know that the foreign beauty was getting a better treatment, she also demanded a similar treatment.

Kajol wanted to be treated at par with the Hollywood actress. The special treatment included high end luxury car for pick up and drop. It also included five business class tickets for her entourage.

On condition of anonymity, as source says, “Kajol was invited by the International Film Festival of India to be a part of the opening ceremony, but she put down some conditions and did not attend.”

Kajol was not available for comment.

Waheeda Rehman, Rekha and Susan Sarandon inaugurated the film festival. Pt Birju Maharaj put an impressive recital of kathak along with his team. Manish Tewari, I&B Minister and Manohar Parrikar, Goa's CM were also present at the occasion. Rani Mukherji was also present.  Huma Qureshi and Alia Bhatt were a few among the young talents.

The chief guest, Susan said, “I feel sad and ashamed that being an American, I've seen such few foreign films. I hope with my stay in India, I'm able to change that.”

Kajol took a break from films after her pregnancy. She then appeared in ‘Fanaa’ and later on in ‘We Are Family’. Since then, she has appeared in cameo roles only. At this, Kajol says, “I am lazy... I can't do more work or films beyond some extent. Two films a year is enough for me so that I feel I am working. I don't think of any film as mine till I start shooting for it. After I start working then it is mine... It is a healthy attitude.”

Despite not being in limelight, she is still very much in demand. Kajol says, “May be I am away from work, that is why I am in demand. I am working for more than 20 years, but I have done little work, handful of films. There are others who do three times or four times more films than I do.”

Now Kajol will be doing a home production with Ajay Devgn. She says, “It is a nice script and story but nothing to talk about it as of now.... It is too premature.”