No Aitraaz... Milenge Milenge
Shahid and Kareena Kapoor are still Fida over films. And each other, ANUJ KUMAR finds out.
Shahid with Kareena Kapoor.
WE KNOW they share more than their surnames but the best thing is they are honest about it in an industry, which reveals selectively when it comes to relationships. Cynics may still call it publicity stunt of the new generation but for the intrusive media Kareena and Shahid are proving easy fillings for column spaces.
"We are good friends. And there is nothing to hide about it," says the couple, in Capital to shoot for Satish Kaushik's Milenge Milenge. As for settling down, Kareena picks up the question, "I am 24. I do not think this is the age to settle down." Shahid simply adds, "I have left the decision on her."
Lots of `naach gaana'
When it comes to screen image, experimentation is the word for Kareena. Is it the age to mould oneself from Sonia to Chameli to Fida? "I love to experiment with my image. I want to play all shades. Next is Aitraaz, where I am playing a simple emotional wife opposite Akshay Kumar. It will be followed by Priyadarshan's Hulchul, a comedy," shares Kareena. However, she adds, "Coming from a film family, personally, films to me mean lots of naach gana. I love Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham kind of films." As for the actresses turning bolder by every Friday, Kareena returns to the clichéd aesthetic-obscene theory. "I did `O My Sonia' in Kabhi Khushi... and everyone liked it."
Shahid, on the other hand, doesn't find himself fit enough to comment on the image inquest. "I am just two film old in the industry. I have no image how can I experiment with it?" Shahid's honest streak comes forth again when a scribe calls the duo screen chemistry a success. "No, Fida was not a hit. Do not pamper me. It just did average business. Let's see what happens with Milenge Milenge."
When it comes to fashion, the Kapoor couple again sounds similar. As they grace Manish Malhotra's fashion show at the newly opened Kimaya, Kareena maintains, "I am opposite to my screen image when it comes to fashion. In fact, Manish asked me what I would be wearing tonight because he knows I could turn up in a simple salwar suit." Shahid doesn't understand fashion either. "I do wear brands like Diesel and Levis but to me comfort comes first not the brands."
But what's this Milenge Milenge all about?
This time the answer comes from unexpected quarters. "How can I dare to make anything but a love story with Bollywood's hottest couple," says director Satish Kaushik. Now we know, honesty comes in multiple sizes.
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