Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor says the reason behind her longevity in the film industry, where female actors are reminded of their ‘shelf-life’, is her loyal fan base that has stayed by her side in her two-decade-long career.The 39-year-old star, who made her debut in 2000 with JP Dutta’s Refugee, says she is still having a golden run by working in projects that she always wanted to be a part of.
“It has been very fulfilling and I am happy that I can now do the work that I have wanted to. I want to, obviously, continue working all my life because it’s difficult as people say that actresses have a shelf-life.
“After two decades, getting married and having a child, it’s great to see the kind of love and support fans have given me. It’s the reason for my longevity. My audiences have always supported me and that is why I am here even today,” Kareena told PTI.
Kareena Kapoor, who has given memorable performances in Chameli, Asoka, Omkara and Jab We Met, married her Tashan co-star Saif Ali Khan, who, she says, has been a constant support.
The actor is currently filming for superstar Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chadha, which is an official Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks’ classic Forrest Gump.
Kareena says the feeling is mutual as her 3 Idiots and Talaash co-star is someone she looks up to.“I wish I will always have the opportunity to work with Aamir. He is a living legend in my eyes. I have a lot of respect and regard for him,” Bebo said.
Post Laal Singh Chadha, Kareena Kapoor Khan will start working on Karan Johar’s magnum opus Takht. The Mughal era-set film will mark her first collaboration with Karan after 2001’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
The movie also features Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor.