After the release of her KAMBAKKHT ISHQ and Saif Ali Khan's first home production LOVE AAJ KAL, Kareena Kapoor is a relieved woman. Both the films have succeeded in their own ways and now she can afford to take it easy for a while before her next release KURBAAN gets ready to hit the screens later this year.
Though she has worked in 30 odd films so far, Kareena states that KURBAAN gave her an opportunity to sink her teeth on one of the best roles in her career.
"I am so confident that in KURBAAN, audiences will take to my character in a big way", says Kareena who is looking at playing a variety of roles across different genres of films, "Especially after KAMBAKKHT ISHQ, they would see a different me in the film."
A Karan Johar production, KURBAAN is directed by first timer Rensil D'Silva and has terrorism as its background.
"The girl's role is very strong in KURBAAN and I have worked really hard on my performance. I am expecting a lot from the film", Kareena adds. In the film she is paired opposite Saif Ali Khan. KURBAAN also stars Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Kirron Kher and Om Puri in principal roles.
With music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Salim-Sulaiman, KURBAAN is aiming for a release this November. For Kareena, 2009 would be an eventful year as it would also see the release of Rajkumar Hirani's 3 IDIOTS and debutant director Prem R Soni's MAIN AUR MRS. KHANNA where she is paired opposite Aamir Khan and Salman Khan respectively.