People have assumed I am a 'diva', but I loathe the word now: Kareena Kapoor Khan on how stardom has overshadowed the actor that she is


After a 20 year old in the film business, Kareena Kapoor Khan is still one of the ruling ladies of Bollywood. She is hugely popular as well, just like her son Taimur Ali Khan and her jodi with husband Saif Ali Khan. However, she feels that her superstardom comes with its own pitfalls as it deviates the attention. "That [her stardom] has overshadowed the actor that I am," she told in an interaction with a leading daily.

Claiming that she started the trend of headlining films long ago, Kareena mentioned how she, at 22, did Chameli (2003) when women-led films were few. Albeit, she feels that her career risks are often forgotten amidst the hero-led box-office hits. "I started the trend of headlining films long ago. People are talking about it now because there is more focus on women's voice in Bollywood. Many actresses would have turned down Veere Di Wedding [2018] because no one wants to talk about periods, or lack of orgasm [being grounds for] divorce. The film was path-breaking because we established that there's an alternative to bro-code," she stated.

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Nonetheless, she is proud to be a vital part of the industry even after 2 decades. "People have assumed I am a diva, but I loathe the word now. My PR [game] is not strong; there's zero strategy behind who I am. I have never bothered about projecting myself as a serious actor. I am happy when my fans are happy and my film is a success. Then, I whisk off on a holiday," she signed off by saying.

She will next be seen in Good Newwz with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. The film release on December 27.

(Source: Mid-Day)