Kareena Kapoor gets close and personal with the Khans of Bollywood: Shah Rukh, Saif, Salman, Aamir and Imran. Read on to know what it is like to know all the Khans on screen and off-screen.
Shah Rukh: ‘Raj or SRK, he’s every woman’s dream’
He’s been the Badshah of Bollywood for years. And is as lovable and energetic off screen, as he is on it. Raj or Shah Rukh, he’s every woman’s dream.
After Asoka, Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham and Billu, in which I made a special appearance in a song, we’re now working on Ra.One. It’s exciting being a part of a fantasy adventure in the superhero genre and from what I’ve seen, Shah Rukh will pull it off.
There’s been talk that since Robot’s release, some of the super effects are being redone or upgraded. That’s non-sense! RA.One is going to introduce you to SFX that you have never seen before.
Shah Rukh and Arjun (Rampal) have their superhero costumes. For once, I’m glad they are not a part of my wardrobe, and for a change, the weight loss controversy is dogging my co-stars rather than me. For me, the biggest high as far as this film goes, is Akon’s song. That will be my memento!
Salman: ‘He’ll make me the envy of all women’
Salman is our Rajnikant, from Maine Pyaar Kiya to Dabangg, he’s been amazing! His expressive eyes have won the hearts of trillions and I’m one of them.
I’ve worshipped him since I was a star-gazer on the sets of Jagruti. In that film, he was paired with my sister and they continue to share a great bond. Salman is protective of Karisma, actually he’s protective of me too, probably because he’s known me since I was really young.
Our first film together was Main Aurr Mrs Khanna last Diwali. Now I’m getting ready for the hottest bodyguard, one that would make me the envy of all the women. The film has a great role for me too, and that should also make me the envy of other Bollywood actors.
Baby (Salman’s sister Alvira who is producing the film) really wanted me for the role not just because I looked the part but because she believed I could carry it off. It’s great to get a vote of confidence for your talent and I think Bodyguard will be the perfect film for Salman and me.
Aamir: ‘He’s the God of everything to do with our movies’
I love Aamir Khan. What a genius! He’s the God of everything to do with movies. Saif rags me saying once we’re on the subject of Aamir, it’s going to be a three-hour conversation.
What to do, I respect him immensely. He’s right up there as far as performances go. I’ve been waiting to work with him forever. I got a chance when Raju (Rajkumar Hirani) cast us in 3 Idiots. Now I’m hoping for a repeat.
Imran: ‘Saif says we make a great pair’
I haven’t seen much of Imran’s work. I liked him in Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na. He made me laugh and that’s a tough job. He’s growing fast with every film and is one of the dark horses who should go far. He looks stunningly beautiful on screen!
I don’t know him too well. We haven’t started shooting for Short Term Shaadi yet. But Saif, after watching him in I Hate Luv Storys, feels that he’s bright and talented. And that he and I make a great pair. I trust Saif’s judgement!
Saif: ‘He’s worked on his own terms’
What sets Saif apart from a number of other actors is his belief in himself and the movies he makes. That’s why he’s taken so many risks in his career. Right from Parampara to Love Aaj Kal, Qurbaan and now Agent Vinod, Saif has worked on his own terms.
He’s a great actor and I’m not just saying that because of our personal relationship. He’s versatile and intelligent, a great combination of beauty and brains. He’ll always be a leader, given the way he thinks. He makes me so proud!
For the last one year he’s been completely focused on Agent Vinod. He’s been obsessed with the genre since he was a kid. And I think he’s the right guy to make a film along the lines of a Bond or a Bourne Identity.
He’s cultured, has had a wonderful education and upbringing, and despite being a Bollywood actor, he’s kinda international.