My mother-in-law inspires me to balance career and family: Kareena on Sharmila Tagore
Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Sharmila Tagore wants to see daughter-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan in glamorous roles, says her actress.
"She (Sharmila Tagore) likes me in glamorous parts. She liked me in 'Fevicol' song (the item song in Dabangg 2). She loves song and dance, so she always says that I should look sexy and glamorous," Kareena told PTI in an interview.
"I think that is a compliment, as even after marriage looking glamorous... I like it," she said.
Kareena said she takes inspiration from Sharmila, a yesteryear actress, in managing household and career.
"She is my inspiration as she continued her career despite getting married and having children. She worked with biggest superstars and filmmakers. It is important for me to do that. She will always be my inspiration to have a career and family together," Kareena said.
But while many other actresses who are Sharmila's contemporaries are still working, she is not seen in films now.
"I do miss her in films. I have been a great fan of Hema Maliniji and my mother-in-law. I think they have been iconic actresses," Kareena added.
The Singham Returns star is looking forward to the release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan where she is paired opposite Salman Khan. In the film, she plays a school teacher.
"This is a story about how she meets Salman and how she helps him in his journey with the girl to Pakistan. Salman's fans will get to see his different side. It is not which he normally does, a song and dance kind thing. After a long time, there are performances and in-depth story, drama," Kareena said.
She has worked with Salman in quite a few films and she thinks the Dabangg star has mellowed down a lot over the period of time.
"I think Salman is lot more calmer now... I think most of the actors that I have worked with from that generation have become like that. I have known them back then, be it Salman, Shah Rukh, Ajay Devgn or Akshay Kumar, they are a lot more calmer now and lot more good-looking," she added. During the shoot of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the verdict of the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Salman was about to be delivered. But Kareena said he never showed any nervousness.
"I think Salman is such a strong person, he does not let anything show on his face even if it is affecting him. He is mature enough not to let it come in the way of his work," she said.
When asked if she thinks Salman was targeted more because he is a celebrity, Kareena chose to play safe by saying, "There will always be two different stories to it. Today thanks to social media everybody is having their opinion and their views.
"Salman has God with him.... We all stand by him in his tough time. The fact is Salman is a great person and that you can't take away or change."
On working with director Kabir Khan for the first time she said, "Kabir Khan makes this big, good-looking movies... He makes larger-than-life movies, but they always have a story. Its not mindless kind of a film. He (Kabir) will make a commercial bonanza but still have some meat in it."
"In 15 years, I guess I have worked with every possible director, maybe once maybe twice or sometime thrice (with same director). I feel its good to work with different and new actors and directors and that is why this conscious decision of work with Kabir, Raj Gupta, R Balki and Abhishek Chaubey. They are all different kinds of directors," Kareena said.
Kareena will be doing a thriller film with Rajkumar Gupta, R Balki's next with Arjun Kapoor and Abhishek Chaubey's Udta Punjab with Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Updated Date: Jun 23, 2015 15:55:00 IST