Kareena Kapoor Khan is glad that her film choices have kept her relevant throughout her two-decade career but the flip side of it is that she is compared to a younger generation of actors.
Kareena Kapoor Khan believes her movie choices are more evolved today, with the actor constantly trying to choose films that are contemporary.reena is glad that her film choices have kept her relevant throughout her two-decade career but the flip side of it is that she is compared to younger generation of actors.
"Every time I want to do one small film, these big films come around and I get tempted to those. But still these (big films) like a 'Veere Di Wedding' had something which was relevant to the millennial generation.
"That's a definite, conscious kind of thing. To do big films with a heart and in a millennial, contemporary kind of way," Kareena told PTI.
The actor, who made her debut with "Refugee" in 2000, says constantly trying to find fresh material is the reason behind her two-decade-long career in the film industry.
"That's why after 20 years, one can still work, still be compared to the younger generation. I wonder why they do that, because I'm not a part of this generation, or this race.
"But people always compare me with someone and I'm like 'but why?' That's wrong. I have spent two decades in the industry, I'm doing my own thing, happy in my own space, and I am content in whatever’s happening."
The 39-year-old actor says there are some scripts which do surprise her, like "Veere Di Wedding" and her next, "Good Newwz".
"We always speak of the bro-code, men having divorce, affairs, orgasms but we don't talk about women. I wanted to be a part of 'Veere...' because of that. It's the same with 'Good Newwz'.
"We have never addressed a topic about a couple wanting to have a child, but maybe they can't have it and opt for IVF-today. That's an option. It's a topic of today and done in a funny way, like one of those, Adam Sandler kind of movies," she adds.
Backed by Karan Johar, "Good Newwz" follows two couples with the same surnames whose decision to opt for in-vitro fertilisation goes awry.
The actor says "Good Newwz" is not a typical comedy where men have all the laughs at the expense of women.
"Of course, there's a lot of male testosterone with Akshay and Diljit, but the women are the pivotal part of the film. Dipti's character drives the film, she is the one who picks up the phone and tells him that she's ovulating, and he needs to be there.
"That's how the film opens. That's how, probably, a millennial woman who wants to have a child will talk to her husband. That's the driving part of the film. It's the women's decisions which matter. This is a different comedy from the regular comedies you see," she adds.
Directed by Raj Mehta, "Good Newwz" is scheduled to be released on December 27.
Last Updated 14, Dec 2019, 11:23 AM