‘THERE CAN’T BE ANOTHER KA­REENA’

... says Ka­reena Kapoor Khan and con­fesses that she loves that new ac­tors are big fans of hers

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh prashant. singh@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

R ight from the start, she has starred in block­busters and done hit item songs along­side. And now, as ac­tor Ka­reena Kapoor Khan, 34, does another spe­cial dance num­ber in a Karan Jo­har pro­duc­tion, a re­make of Hol­ly­wood hit War­rior (2011), we catch up with her for a quick chat about young ac­tors be­ing her fans, and her love for item songs. Are you aware that you have a huge fan fol­low­ing among the younger gen­er­a­tion of ac­tors, in­clud­ing Sid­harth (Mal­ho­tra) with whom you just shot an item song? I am lucky that all the young ac­tors of this gen­er­a­tion are huge fans of mine. And it makes me feel ex­tremely happy. But I don’t un­der­stand why they keep go­ing on about it (smiles). While do­ing the item song, I think Sid was a lit­tle ner­vous, but we get along very well. He is so charm­ing, has such a good screen pres­ence; and the way he has built his physique for the film that when­ever he is in the frame or a shot, I was like, ‘I am look­ing at you’. Sid­harth re­cently told us that he wishes there was a younger ver­sion of Ka­reena for him to date... There can’t be any other Ka­reena (laughs). And it’s not due to any­thing else but I strongly feel that ev­ery­one should have their own per­son­al­ity. I read that (Sid­harth’s) in­ter­view in which he had said that; and I feel it’s a com­pli­ment for sure, and I feel very spe­cial about it. You have done so many hit item songs. In that way, do you feel the pres­sure about the next one do­ing well?

I don’t have any pres­sure as such, be­cause hon­estly, I re­ally en­joy these songs, whether it’s Fe­vi­col (Da­bangg 2), Cham­mak Challo (Ra. One) or any of the songs that I have done. I have al­ways had so much fun do­ing them. The idea is not to feel pres­sure, but to have fun. You have be­come very choosy about your work. What made you take up the new item song? I think it’s one of my best item songs. Peo­ple think that item songs are looked down upon be­cause ac­cord­ing to them, they are raunchy and will have lots of skin show. But, it’s (her song) not that; this one has a lot of in­no­cence in it.

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