Says Ka­reena Kapoor Khan, adding she never as­pires to be like some­one else

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She is one of the finest ac­tors of her gen­er­a­tion and a style in­spi­ra­tion for many but Ka­reena Kapoor Khan says be­ing con­sid­ered a trend­set­ter does not dic­tate her choices be it films, fash­ion or life. The ac­tor says the fact that she was never aspir­ing to be some­one else has helped her stay com­fort­able in her space.

“The fact that I am aware about my strengths, makes me se­cure. I am never look­ing at what oth­ers are do­ing, which films they are choos­ing, the directors or ac­tors they are work­ing with. All these things never both­ered me. I am the star of my life story. No­body else can dic­tate my choices,” Ka­reena said.

“As a per­son, I am very com­fort­able in my space. I have al­ways been con­tent with the choices I made in my ca­reer as well as my per­sonal life. I was never aspir­ing to be some­one. I was al­ways work­ing and will keep work­ing to­wards be­ing the bet­ter ver­sion of me,” she added. The ac­tor says very early in her life, she re­alised that it was im­por­tant to be se­cure to be a good artiste. “Oth­er­wise, you won’t be able to do jus­tice to your char­ac­ter. And to be se­cure, one needs to fo­cus on their work and ca­reer graph rather than con­stantly look at what oth­ers are do­ing.” Ka­reena, who was last seen play­ing a com­mit­ment-pho­bic bride-to-be in Veere Di Wed­ding, will next be seen in Good News, in Septem­ber this year. The film will see her op­po­site Ak­shay Ku­mar, her co-star of many films, af­ter a gap of four years.

Though she be­lieves in liv­ing life on her own terms, Ka­reena says she is not ir­re­spon­si­ble. “I am a re­spon­si­ble child. I have al­ways been like that. But I don’t mea­sure my life by what other people think. Some­times you make a mis­take and some­times it goes right. One needs to learn and keep mov­ing ahead,” she says.

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