Kareena Kapoor Khan Interview: “I Look At Sharmila Ji With Awe & Inspiration”

Mohnish Singh |Dec 31, 2019

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who can be currently seen in “Good Newwz”, opened up about choosing the film, her character and comedy as a difficult genre to pull off.

Even for the most talented actresses in Bollywood, it is often difficult to consistently find good work and compelling parts for many years. Till a couple of years ago, there was this popular notion that an actress’ career goes downhill after marriage and children. But actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan are constantly challenging and changing that flawed perception and how! She is not doing films just for the heck of it, but playing parts that are written keeping her in mind.

What gravitated you towards choosing Good Newwz your next film after Veerey Di Wedding?

I found this story very different from the others that I have done fore, because people don’t talk much about in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and some people don’t even know what it is. I think the way Akshay has picked up this topic and turned it on its head, is amazing. There is drama, there is comedy all about a serious topic of IVF.

Could you please tell us something more about the film?

It is about a couple wanting to start a family. The film starts as a comedy but it progresses to tackle the emotional journey one goes through when taking part in IVF. I felt this is the perfect time for this film because it is a celebratory time, festive time, the film is releasing on 27th December 2019, so it has the look of festival release and I am sure that people will really enjoy it.

Many people believe comedy is the hardest genre to film, what are your views on it?

I feel that it is quite easy to make people cry but quite difficult to make them laugh. Akshay Kumar has obviously mastered the art. I have also dabbled quite a little in comedy and I have been lucky with a lot of comic characters rather than comedies. In Good Newwz, the situation is comedic but her character is not doing the comedy because she is the one who actually wants to have this child. So, the situation is a comedy but our performances are not that of a comic character.

Comedy genre in films are usually male-centric, how unfair do you feel is that for female actors?

In fact, I have worked in a male-dominated comedy film Golmaal 3 (2010) and my character was such a good role. I feel that the comedy of my character was the best and I was with 5 boys in the film. You have to choose the right kind of character; you have to choose the right kind of part. Rohit Shetty knew probably that this is Bebo’s character and she would do it well so he gave me that role. So, you need to have that kind of thing where people think could she do it or not?

The little sweet family of Kareena Kapoor Khan

Sharmila Tagore just celebrated her birthday, what is your biggest takeaway from Sharmila Ji?

I think Sharmila Ji represented a time and she was so modern. Her thinking was so amazing, the way she maintained her family, she was a perfect wife, she was a perfect mother and she was a huge superstar. She did it well with so much elegance and grace, I look at her with awe and inspiration that I hope this generation of woman can also be like her in some way.


Produced by Karan Johar and directed by debutant filmmaker Raj Mehta, Good Newwz is running to packed houses all across the country.

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