Janhvi Patel catches up with Bollywood babe Kareena Kapoor to find out about her movie Heroine
The poster and trailer of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine were launched at a suburban multiplex earlier this week. Kareena Kapoor, who plays the lead role in the movie, looked gorgeous in a red jumpsuit with red lipstick and her hair tied in a ponytail. Her confidence and “I am the best” attitude were in place. She tells us more about the highly-anticipated movie.
I refused Heroine earlier because I did not have the dates to do it. I was busy shooting Ra.One, Bodyguard, Agent Vinod and a couple other movies and Heroine is a movie that needed all of my time. It was in my destiny so it came back to me and I shot it in one go and concentrated solely on it. We shot the movie in 75 days.
Mahie Arora (her character from the movie) is edgy, aggressive, over-emotional and eccentric. She does not think. Madhur calls her “satkeli.” I just followed the script and Madhur’s instructions. I did not do any research because I think I am a decent actor and can give a good performance without research. I am not like Mahie Arora. I tend to think and I am more careful while making decisions.
Ever since I was a child, I wanted to become a heroine and on growing up, here I am. I would dance in front of the mirror, I would look at myself in the mirrors in school, I was not interested in education. My dream has come true with Heroine. This film is not about one heroine. It is part fiction and part non-fiction. There are too many people in the film industry who will identify with the movie. This story is kind of tragic and I hope I do not end up like that.Thankfully, I don't think I will, my life seems more sorted than Mahi’s.
I think it is unfair to compare this movie to The Dirty Picture because that movie was about an item girl and her rise to stardom and it was a biopic set in the 1980s in the South film industry. This is a modern story and is about a mainstream heroine or superstar and it is set in Bollywood.
I am not here to fit into anyone’s shoes. I am comfortable in my own shoes and nobody else fits into my size. I am not going anywhere. I think I will be like Zohra Sehgal and will act till I am 90. I hope the day never comes when I don’t have movies to do. And if and when the offers stop rolling in, I hope I am happy and content in my family life.