As far as Kareena Kapoor is concerned, Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan, is not just the perfect husband but also the perfect actor who can’t be slotted in any genre. She says that it’s his intelligence and varied work that makes him stand out in the Indian film industry.
“Saif is a wonderful actor. He is a thinking actor who is way ahead of time,” Kareena told IANS in an exclusive interview. “He’s done some great work and he is an intelligent actor. He is a lot of fun to be around as well.”
“He does a Cocktail, an Omkara, an Agent Vinod — that’s what Saif’s unique selling point is. He can never be slotted in any kind of genre. He is versatile,” she added.
The couple tied the knot in elaborate wedding celebrations October 16 after a five-year relationship. But nothing has changed for them post-marriage.
“I don’t think anything has changed. If you are in love and happy, that’s all that matters,” she said. “I believe in the institution of marriage and it’s like a tag to cement the relationship for your friends, family and public. And it is a celebration of the fact that Saif and I are in love and we want to spend our lives together.”
Kareena says she has no plans to quit and hopes the notion that female actors have to fade away after marriage undergoes positive progression.
“I believe I am here to act. I am an actor. My professional life has nothing to do with my personal life and vice versa,” Kareena said. “That is what I feel, but I can’t change what others think. We talk about progression, so let’s hope that India is progressing soon enough.”
Kareena, who has worked with all Khans — Shahrukh, Salman, Aamir and Saif, of course — is busy promoting Talaash, in which she has reunited with her 3 Idiots co-star Aamir.
She can’t stop heaping praises on this Khan either.
“Aamir is a tremendous actor and a wonderful person. I loved working with him. He is a perfectionist and he is a master of all,” she added. “It is commendable that he is like that because I can’t be like him. He aims to be a perfectionist and everything that he does is done with proper detailing.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 27th, 2012.