What says about the queen Khan Kareena Kapoor. She has been a successful one in her career and did many super hit films. She has been the most desired heroine of Bollywood.
1) On Kangana being her inspiration
At an event, Kareena Kapoor was asked about her inspiration in Bollywood and she responded quickly, “Everybody is doing such a wonderful job. I think Kangana is very inspirational, she’s one actor who inspires me.”
2) About her flop debut
“Okay so I’ve only given flops, but why am I still paying more than Amisha? I have the talent. I’m optimistic, and I know I’ll always be remembered. I don’t want the hits from Amisha Patel’s history. I don’t want to be average in hit movies. I’d rather be brilliant in flop movies.”
3) On Hrithik Roshan
Kareena was totally besotted with Hrithik, according to the papers, and only signed movies with him. During an interview with a magazine, the actor said, “I’m not besotted with married men nor will I have any affairs with them. Married men will be detrimental to my career. Ask producers, directors, distributors why they’re all hell-bent on signing Dugu and me together.
4) When Devdas broke her heart
Sanjay Leela Bhansali did a screen test for the role of Paro in Devdas with Kareena but instead went on to cast Aishwarya Rai. Kareena quoted this in an interview with Filmfare Magazine back then, “Sanjay Bhansali is a confused producer. He’s a guy who doesn’t stand by his word. He has no morals and principles in life. Tomorrow, even if he’s the next Raj Kapoor or Guru Dutt, and my films don’t do well, and if I’m a flop actress, I’m still not going to work with him.”
5) On her equation with Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek and the separation from Karisma initially influenced the relationship between Kareena and the Bachchan clan. Here’s what she said back then, “There is still room for Abhishek Bachchan in my life, I only wish there is still a little room left in his heart for me.”
6) When she wanted to marry Shahid
“I’m most certainly going to marry Shahid. I’m not the kind of person who runs from one relationship to another.
7) On being possessive about Shahid
The Kapoor babe was so possessive about Shahid back then, here’s what she said, “I don’t mind being put behind bars to kill any woman who has dared to have an eye on Shahid.”
8) After her break-up with Shahid
“Trust me, Shahid and I’ve always spoken to each other whenever we meet socially. Even Saif and Shahid have a chat. Since our split, we’ve always been in friendly terms. Come on, we’re not 14 or 15.”
9) On rejecting films
Kareena Kapoor has turned down several successful movies such as Queen, Ram Leela, Black, Kal Ho Na Ho, etc. She has no regrets though. This is what Kareena feels about her decision, “I feel proud and happy to give other people work. I hope that they (actresses) will become stars as I reject big movies.
10) On winning a National Award
“I don’t want the national award… I don’t really need anything like that. I would just want the audience to go and watch the film once and that’s going to be more than enough for me.
11) The 100 crore heroine
When asked about the Bollywood rat race and her being the 100 crore heroine, Kareena says, “Please keep me at number 100 because I don’t want to be part of that number game, but yes, I know I deserve what I’ve got, and I’ve really worked hard for it. Today, I’m proud to say I’ve been fighting with myself to get those numbers up.
12) On Salman Khan
Kareena once said in an old print interview with Umesh Jivnani, “I’m no Salman fan at all. I don’t like him; he’s a very bad actor. I tell him he hams all the time.”
13) On Shah Rukh Khan
“I’m totally in love with him. Don’t even ask me about him because if I start I won’t stop talking about him for hours. Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh are the only two actors I admire. There is something about Shah Rukh that is amazing. He has that very boy next door appeal which makes every girl want to take him home to her parents. His performances touch me.”
14) A dig at Priyanka Chopra
“Heroine is far bigger and better than Fashion.”
15) On walking on other actors
In an interview when she was asked what she would do if she woke up as the following celebs, here were here repartees: As Deepika Padukone – “I don’t think I can wake up as Deepika as I can’t relate to her.”As Vidya Balan – “I’d feel Dirty!”
16) Mr Obama and Kareena
“Mr Obama too should be discussing this wedding. I am sure he would know that Saif and Kareena are getting married, as that is what the whole of India is talking about. It is terribly annoying and now we have given up on clarifying it. We are in a committed relationship, and when we are getting married is only for Saif and me to know.”
17) When she wanted to date Rahul Gandhi
Once Kareena wanted to date our very own Rahul Gandhi, whereas now she exclaims at the thought, “That was a long time back. I said that because we both have famous surnames. I would love to host him someday and see him as our PM but definitely I do not want to date him.”
18) On Cheating in love
“Men are gutless, they cheat on their women. But it’s more frustrating when they don’t own up to the woman they love. If I found out that my man’s unfaithful, there’d be no tears, no shor-sharaba, I’d just slaughter him.”
20) On Ameesha Patel
Not many people know that Kareena was to debut in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai in place of Ameesha Patel. So, no wonder she had a lot to say about her and film. When Kareena refused to go on a world tour for a stage show with Ameesha Patel, the organisers had to replace Ameesha, On which Kareena said, “If she was a bigger star than me, I would have been replaced. So I rest my case.”
21) Successful Kareena
“Frankly, I have no interest in what other people are doing. I have worked very hard to be where I am. I am very ambitious but I am not competitive anymore. I would never call up a producer and say ‘Please take me in your film’. I never did that even before, so why now? You know what, I am very secure today.”