Swaroop Sampat to play Kareena’s chic mom in ‘Ki and Ka’


The veteran actor and wife of Paresh Rawal, Swaroop Sampat is all set to play Kareena Kapoor’s stylish mother in R Balki’s ‘Ki and Ka’. Swaroop, who was away from the limelight for a long time has accepted the role because of her good relationship with R Balki and his wife Gauri Shinde.

The former miss India is all set to make her comeback in films but Swaroop feels it is not actually her comeback movie. ‘Ki and Ka’ starring Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor will go on floor very soon. However Swaroop Sampat clarifies, "No, this is not my comeback film and I'll not be doing back-to-back character roles, I know this role is not going to get me an Oscar, I'm only doing the film because I'm very fond of Balki. He and Gauri are family."

Swaroop says she quit movies after marriage, turning down countless offers, because she didn't want to leave her kids alone at home and was too young to play a mom for reel. "Paresh was busy with his films and I started working towards a PhD in Education. At one point, my children and I were studying simultaneously. Now that they are grown up, I can make time for one movie."

"But this week, when I faced the camera after years, I told myself that this is where I'm meant to be. I love being an actress, but it is only one facet of who I am." says the 56 year old actress. The actress also pointed out that hubby Paresh, "thinks I'm a fabulous actress, too good for small roles. But it's a Catch-22 situation. While I enjoy being on the sets, acting is a lot of work. This 15-day schedule is perfectly timed. It didn't require any changes in my schedule and travel plans."

Swaroop will play a chic mother of stylish Kareena in the film and she will be seen in a rather classy avatar wearing suits and dresses designed by Manish Malhotra.

R Balki’s ‘Ki and Ka’ starring Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor will go on floor soon.