Watching Kareena Kapoor in Satyagraha made people feel she is not open to do intimate scenes post her wedding with Saif Ali Khan. She squashed all such talk by saying “Marriage has nothing to do with the kind of roles or such things. I fail to understand why people associate love or marriage with your career.” Saif and Kareena got married last October after a five-year courtship.
Kareena had done some intimate scenes in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara with Ajay Devgn and there was also a kissing scene with Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots. In Prakash Jha’s recently-released film Satyagraha, there was a romantic sequence between Kareena and co-star Ajay Devgn. However, Kareena reportedly refused do the scene.
“It’s all trash-talk. Whatever the script requires, I will do it. But in a film like Satyagraha we felt it was not required. It was not a romantic film which needed intimate scenes. It was about the fight of a common man against the system,” Kareena said. When asked if her husband actor Saif Ali Khan had seen Satyagraha, “No. He does not watch films much,” was her strange reply.
“I don’t feel overburdened by responsibilities. My priority has always been my family. I have always balanced my personal and professional life and I will continue to do so,” she added.
Kareena is happy with the response she is getting for Satyagraha. “I am trying to bring in versatility in my work and my work in Satyagraha is a result of that. I am happy with the kind of response we are getting for the film. It shows that things are changing today and people are ready to accept film with good content,” she said. The film released on August 30 and raked in over Rs 50 crore at the box office so far.
Satyagraha reflects the uprising of the middle class against a corrupt and unjust system and how a turn of events makes ordinary citizens to challenge the system and the government. It is the story of a man who is a firm believer of Gandhian principles.
The political drama film directed by Prakash Jha stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao and Kareena. “Considering the kind of films he (Prakash Jha) makes, he is quite opposite of that in real life. He makes us at ease, comfortable and relax. Though this film seems to be of heavy subject, it was fun doing it,” she said.
The actress will next be seen with Hrithik Roshan in Shuddhi and with Imran Khan in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. She will also be doing a special appearance in Saif Ali’s upcoming film Happy Ending.