Its fun taking risks in career: Kareeena Kapoor

Updated: Dec 03, 2012, 13:44 PM IST

New Delhi: From her debut with the 2000 film `Refugee` to her latest release ‘Talaash’; Kareena Kapoor has come a long way in her decade-long career. The actress says she picks different kinds of roles as she prefers taking risks when it comes to choosing films.

Be it a `masala` film like `Bodyguard` or a women-centric movie like `Heroine`, Kareena has it all in her kitty. The 32-year-old Bollywood A-lister says it is her duty as an actress to dole out a variety of films for her fans.

"It is the duty of an actor to try and pick up different roles, be a little brave about the whole thing. Sometimes films will work and sometimes they won`t. Its fun taking risks. I just can`t just keep looking pretty and doing a song-and-dance film," Kareena told PTI in an interview.
The actress said people had asked her not to play Riana Briganza in Shakun Batra`s `Ekk Main Aur Ekk Tu` earlier this year, as the film was slightly unconventional.

"When I was doing `Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu`, everyone said it is slightly non-commercial, since the boy doesn`t get the girl in the end. I only did the film because people were saying that. I told Shakun that if you change the end of this movie, I`m not doing it. That was me. I wanted to do Riana Briganza and wanted my year to end with something totally bizarre like `Talaash`. I`m happy with both," said Kareena.
This year has been quite colourful for Kareena. While in Aamir Khan starrer `Talaash` she played the spirit of a prostitute, Madhur Bhandarkar`s `Heroine` had her star as a Bollywood actress. Kareena also turned out as an ISI agent in `Agent Vinod` and will be next seen in a item number in `Dabangg 2`.

"I always try to balance the mass-oriented films with the other kinds. My fans love to see me in commercial stuff as well, for that there is the item song `Fevicol se` that I have done for `Dabangg 2`.

"It`s nice to do a role like Rosie in Talaash, who is so sensitive, and then something like this song. People should see that I am trying to do different things and not just confidently doing my own thing or repeating the same," she said.
`Talaash` opened to postive reviews on November 30 and Kareena`s performance has been lauded. The actress said this is a good sign for the industry.

"People have liked the film as a whole and my role has been appreciated. It kind of gives hope and faith to actors that there is space for good cinema and a good story."

The film is a suspense thriller, which sees Aamir playing the role of an inspector investigating the death of an actor, while Kareena`s character helps him out.

"Aamir has a lot to do with my decision to do this film, every actress wants to work with him. But that aside, when I heard the part they were offering me, it kind of blew me away," she said.

Kareena said the film`s success also shows that an actress` marital status doesn`t really affect her career.
"I`m happy that `Talaash` has done well, because it shows that it really doesn`t matter whether you are married or not, it`s all about being part of a good film."

Having tied the knot with Saif Ali Khan in October after a five-year relationship with the actor, Kareena said her life hasn`t changed much post-marriage.

"I don`t understand why such a big deal is being made about my marriage. I married the man that I love and I am happier. Life really hasn`t changed much." PTI