Being from one of the most prestigious film families of the Indian Film Industry, there’s no doubt in saying Kareena Kapoor Khan has made a name for herself. In an industry where females are now becoming more dominant, the actress believes she will be around for a very long time.
Talking to the media, Hindustan Times reported the actress section, “Directors respect actresses more now. In the ۪90s, the industry was very male centric. But, even when I made my debut, with ‘Refugee’ (2000), I had a great role in it.”
Kapoor Khan also spoke about how the views of the way women are seen within the Industry is developing, “Back then, I did films like ‘Chameli’ (2003) and ‘Omkara’ (2006). Now, with films like ‘Neerja’ (2016) doing so well, I think directors have come to understand female actors a lot better. The disparity will remain, but with films like ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ (2011) doing well, I think the pay cheques will also change.”
Having the Kapoor name isn’t enough to make it in the film fraternity, which is something that the actress has understood from very early on.Despite going through her own lows, Kapoor Khan no that this is what has made her, “No journey is complete without mistakes, and nobody is perfect. It is the imperfections that make a human being beautiful. But I have no regrets, because I never look back. I only move ahead. Life is too short to have regrets.”
“You realise that this (failure and success) is part of your life. I۪m very happy with what I have, and the fire in me is still burning. There۪s always a journey ahead. I۪m not going anywhere. I۪ve parked myself here,” she went on to add.
Now being in a position where she can pick and choose what she works on and when, Kapoor Khan now takes her time with her project. Though this doesn’t mean that she is ready to leave. On the contrary, the actress wants to be a part for a very long time, “Over time, you become calmer and relaxed. But that doesn۪t mean I۪m not ambitious. I۪m still not satisfied, and I don۪t think an actor should ever be satisfied, because then, you become lackadaisical. I want to act till I۪m 80.”
Stay withBizAsia for further updates.