SRK once told me I should learn how to act: Kajol

Actor recalls working with King Khan, three favourite films of her career


Entertainment Desk September 25, 2018
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In her over two-decade-long acting career, Kajol Devgn has grasped the tricks of the trade one film at a time. In a recent interview, the Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham star talked about learning the ropes of acting on set.

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Out of all the Bollywood films she has starred in, Kajol listed down her three favourite ones. And no, none of the ones we expected made the cut! These include her 1992 debut Bekhudi, Udhar Ki Zindagi (1994) and Dushman (1998), reported Hindustan Times.

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While the first two films may not have been blockbusters, they helped Kajol grow as an artist.“ All three films are completely different from each other. There was no connect but that’s what drove me to take up these films as I learnt something new every time as an actor,” she said.

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Kajol added Bekhudi taught her the basics of acting. “I learnt so much from that film. It was one of the first films in which I worked with screenwriter and fashion photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha and makeup artist Mickey Contractor. They were extremely helpful and amazing with me.” The film also holds a special place in Kajol’s heart because her mother and actor Tanuja played her on-screen mom.

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On the other hand, Kajol revealed Udhar Ki Zindagi was a really intense film. “I remember having a conversation during Baazigar with Shah Rukh Khan and he told me I should learn how to act and I was like, ‘I am doing so fabulously well’. He told me I needed to burn out as an actor. I felt like he talks nonsense sometimes. But, when I was shooting for Udhar Ki Zindagi, I was like, ‘I can’t do films that are so heavy and it sucks so much out of you’. I did not want to do that anymore.”

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