By Hindustan Times
Bollywood’s latest rivalry tale involves Kareena Kapoor. The actor is making news for being ‘miffed’ with Katrina Kaif, who apparently hogs the limelight with her item number in the upcoming film Bodyguard. It was reported that an upset Kareena, who is the leading lady of the film, even demanded a number for herself. But Kareena isn’t pleased one bit.
“It’s really terrible. People who know me are aware that I am not insecure. I’m not that person. And besides, Katrina’s song is just a rumour. She hasn’t done any song. There’s a 20 second-long shot in which she makes an appearance. I think it’s just a publicity tactic,” she says.
Interestingly, all this comes soon after Kareena apparently bonded with Katrina at the grand finale of a fashion week a few days ago. “Why should there be a problem?” she asks. “Both of us do our own films. I’m busy doing mine while she has her share of work. Also, I am here to do my job. She is a lovely girl and we have always been friendly. Such talk is really strange.”
For now, Kareena is concentrating on the anticipated Eid release, Bodyguard, starring Salman Khan.
“My role is very strong. The girl is the soul of the film. If you take Divya (her character) out of the equation, there’s no movie,” she says, adding that the film is also special to her because of Baby’s (Alvira; Salman’s sister) involvement as co-producer. “As a nine or 10-year-old kid, I was Baby’s helper because she was director Suresh Krissna’s assistant on a film called Jaagruti (1993) starring Salman and Karisma. I would pick up her stuff on the sets; so we are very close.”
Meanwhile, Kareena has also achieved a rare feat — the actor is working with all five Khans in Bollywood (Shah Rukh Khan in RA.One, Aamir Khan in The Act Of Murder, Saif Ali Khan in Agent Vinod, Imran Khan in Stand By Me and Salman in Bodyguard).
“I feel it’s quite historic. I’ll be the first to do it. Others can follow in my footsteps whenever it happens for them. It has happened because I am very friendly with all of them. And I am not part of any camp in the industry,” she smiles.