'All the Khans have been nice to me'

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'All the Khans have been nice to me'

Overwhelmed by the success of her latest release ‘Bodyguard’, Kareena is in  seventh heaven as she has established herself as the number one heroine.

She is also ecstatic that the chemistry between her and Salman Khan finally worked despite the earlier duds that the  two stars had delivered like Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and Kyon Ki.

In the City for a live stage performance, Kareena spoke candidly about her upcoming projects, her relationship with the Khan trio and her image on screen.

With ‘Bodyguard’ turning out to be one of her biggest hits after ‘3 Idiots’ and Golmaal 3, Kareena is all set for one more big release — Ra.One and she cannot stop raving about her chemistry with Salman and Shah Rukh.

“My stint as Divya, a girl-next-door in ‘Bodyguard’, is one of the best roles I have played after the happy-go-lucky Geet of Jab We Met. The way my character transforms from a naughty, mischievous girl to a mature and serious one in the second half is really impressive.

‘Bodyguard’ was a completely planned project and from the costumes to the cosmetics, everything was chosen keeping in mind the commercial aspects and masala that people look forward to from any Salman film,” says Kareena who considers Salman as the hottest bodyguard she has ever had.

“I know a lot of girls are jealous of me,” she says as her grin widens. “When I go out of Mumbai, I do have bodyguards. Mumbai is used to celebrities so I don’t need any extra security,” says the Kapoor lass who lives life on her own terms.

Kareena plays the role of a mother in Ra. One, quite opposite to her role in ‘Bodyguard’. “Ra.One is an out-and-out masala movie. Though I play a mother, she is every bit a modern and glamourous woman. But I feel my fans love seeing me in an Indian avatar like the roles I played in ‘3 Idiots’ and Jab We Met. However, every film and role should be different from the other. And I am cautious enough to maintain the balance,” she reveals.

Kareena considers herself lucky for having worked with all the three Khans, which is not everyone’s cup of tea. She also says she shares a cordial relationship with all of them. “I am a thorough professional. I always stay away from the personal issues of others. As my co-actors, all of them have been nice to me. I consider myself lucky for being cast opposite them, multiple times.”

To everyone’s surprise, Kareena reveals her readiness to work in regional films including Kannada, if good offers come by. “‘Bodyguard’ is the remake of a Malayalam film. These days, a lot of regional language films are remade in Hindi which shows that South has good stories. When I can work in the remake of such films, then why not a Kannada or Telugu project if the script is good?” she asks.

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