With the success of Omkara and Jab We Met, Kareena Kapoor’s career is definitely on the upswing. Now she says she wants to continue on doing great work with great scripts. “I’ve decided I can’t do run of the mill films any more. I’ve done enough films without conviction. And it shows in my performances. Unlike my sister Karisma who could look convincing in any role, I’ve to be convinced about the role,” she said.
Who would be her ideal co-star? None other than Shah Rukh Khan, “My ultimate wish is to do a full-on love story with him,” she said. Adding, “Very frankly I did the ‘Yeh mera dil’ song in Don because of Shah Rukh. When Farhan Akhtar offered me the song I wondered if making a guest appearance was right for me. However, the temptation of doing a song with Shah Rukh got the better of me.”
Her performance in that song was a definite hit for Kareena and it also was a hit at home, “It got me tremendous notice. My niece Samaira has become my biggest fan. She dances to the song. And the minute she sees me she starts singing ‘Yeh mera dil pyar ka deewana’.”
In Omkara, Kareena’s performance as Dolly was critically acclaimed and applauded by all. She said, “It’s one film I’m truly proud of. I’m looking forward to working with Vishal Bharadwaj again. He’s one of those rare directors who know how to tap into my potential. I need directors like Vishal and Imtiaz Ali of Jab We Met to come forward and give me a chance. That’s why I’ve taken a long break to get my act together. I don’t want to look back on my career with any regrets.”