I will work at my own speed: KajolMarch 29th, 2008 - 8:56 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) She is one of the most talented actresses in Bollywood, but Kajol, who graces the screen after a gap of two years in her home production “U, Me Aur Hum”, says her priority is her family. “I am not going to do four films a year. I will work, but at my own speed,” Kajol told IANS on phone from Mumbai.
After marriage with Ajay Devgan in 1999, the actress cut down her film roles and was occasionally seen in hits like “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” and “Fanaa”.
For “U, Me Aur Hum”, she teams up with hubby. The film, which releases April 11, marks Ajay’s directorial debut and he has written the script too.
Asked how different this film is from her other movies, the ebullient actress says: “Well, I hope it is not so different that it becomes a bad film (laughs). I won’t say it is different, but it is a very special film for me.”
“While working in the film I never felt constrained. In fact, it was the other way round. I felt very comfortable and at home.”
Her debut film, “Bekhudi”, in 1992 did fairly well, but it was “Baazigar” with Shah Rukh Khan a year later that was her first blockbuster. She later went on to deliver some of the biggest Bollywood hits like “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” and “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” opposite Shah Rukh.
Juggling multiple roles of a wife, mother, actress and judge of a TV show, Kajol is neck deep in work. “Time management is a huge issue. I’m doing it with difficulty. Even a 15-minute delay makes a lot of difference. But I think it is not impossible to manage all this, you can do it.”
Commenting on the changes in the film industry in the last one decade, Kajol says this evolution is vital.
“It is very important that things should change. We should change. You will die if you don’t change. In the last few years viewers have changed, their demands have changed, the business of cinema has changed, and with so many changes the parameters of Indian cinema has changed.”
On rumours that she has signed Karan Johar’s next venture, Kajol said: “I have not signed the film, but I am discussing it with him. When I sign, I will certainly let everybody know about it.”
She is having a ball as judge on Zee TV’s new reality show “Rock n Roll” along with her husband and mother, actress Tanuja. “I’m really enjoying the reality show. There is so much positive energy,” she said.
She has a high opinion of her fans. “I think we underestimate our fans. They are so level-headed and know where to draw the line. Only a very small percentage of fans go overboard.”
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