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Salman is a great person: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Salman is a great person: Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan is all praise for her Bajrangi Bhaijaan co-star.

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Published: Wed 24 Jun 2015, 8:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:46 PM

Sharmila Tagore wants to see Kareena in glamorous roles, says her actress daughter-in-law. “She liked me in Fevicol (the item song in Dabangg 2). She loves song and dance, so she always says that I should look sexy and glamorous,” said Kareena. “I think that is a compliment... even after marriage I’m looking glamorous... I like it,” she said.

Kareena said she takes inspiration from Sharmila, a yesteryear actress, in managing her household and career.

“She is my inspiration as she continued her career despite getting married and having children. She worked with the biggest superstars and filmmakers. It is important for me to do that. She will always be my inspiration to manage career and family together,” Kareena said.

But while many other actresses who are Sharmila’s contemporaries are still working, she is not seen in films now. “I do miss her in films. I have been a great fan of Hema Malini and my mother-in-law. I think they have been iconic actresses,” Kareena added.

The Singham Returns star is looking forward to the release of Bajrangi Bhaijaan where she is paired opposite Salman Khan. She plays a school teacher in the film.

“Salman’s fans will get to see a different side of him. It is not what he normally does, a song and dance kind of thing. After a long time, there are performances and in-depth story, drama,” Kareena said.

She has worked with Salman in quite a few films and she thinks the Dabangg star has mellowed a lot over a period of time.

“I think Salman is lot more calmer now... I think most of the actors that I have worked with from that generation have become like that. I have known them back then, be it Salman, Shah Rukh, Ajay Devgn or Akshay Kumar, they are a lot more calmer now and a lot more good-looking,” she added.

During the shoot of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the verdict of the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Salman was about to be delivered. But Kareena said he never showed any nervousness. “I think Salman is such a strong person, he does not let anything show on his face even if it is affecting him. He is mature enough not to let it come in the way of his work,” she said.

When asked if she thinks Salman was targeted more because he is a celebrity, Kareena chose to play safe by saying, “There will always be two stories. Today thanks to social media everybody is airing their views. Salman is a great person and that you can’t take away or change.” PTI

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