January 6, 2011 03:37:33 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Kareena Kapoor had a 100% success rate in 2010 with GOLMAAL 3 (blockbuster), WE ARE FAMILY (average) and MILENGE MILENGE (coverage) ensuring that she was the only major actress to end the year without a flop. And not to forget that most part of her early 2010 was spent in rejoicing with the success of 3 IDIOTS that had spilled over from its 2009 Christmas release. Now that the New Year has begun for her, Kareena is positive about being seen in more challenging assignments.
"Really, there is no particular role that I have in mind ki mujhe ye zaroor karna hai ya phir aise perform karna hai. But yes, it has to be a worthy enough challenge for me to say yes to it. There cannot be anything which is run-of-the-mill," says Kareena when questioned if after spending a decade in the industry, is there is any particular criteria that she has set for herself in her choice of films.
2011 is looking like another busy year for Kareena with at least five major films in the pipeline. While RA.ONE (with Shahrukh Khan) is the biggest of all, there is one with Salman Khan in the form of BODYGUARD. It is also more or less confirmed that she would be giving company to Aamir Khan in his yet untitled psychological thriller. With beau Saif Ali Khan she would be seen in AGENT VINOD while there is also (tentatively titled) SHORT TERM SHAADI with Imran Khan.
With each of these films belonging to contrasting genres, seems like Kareena has taken a conscious call to mix various genres that have ranged between romance, action, drama and thrillers.
"Well yes, let me admit that in this context there has been a conscious call to pick different genres from the films that excite me most," says Kareena, "Even earlier I have done films like OMKARA and CHAMELI which weren't exactly mainstream. Last year's WE ARE FAMILY was a difficult role as well which was totally performance oriented. Now 2011 would have a mix of different subjects and films as well."