Kareena Kapoor Khan

One day, Kareena Kapoor Khan was doing Rajkumar Gupta’s Section 84, and then she wasn’t. She had simply walked out the project. The speed at which both announcements were made — in quick succession — shocked Bollywood, disappointing those who wanted to see her in a purportedly woman-centric film.

Then again, Bebo is disappointed about the ‘loose talk’ involving her film choices. Already notorious for saying yes to projects and then leaving them. Being dubbed the Walkout Queen didn’t sit well with her and she’d like to have her say. So here it is…

Me, schizophrenic! Really?
“I never bothered to clarify this before, but it really gets to me. First and foremost, I am not doing the film. Secondly, who said that the character in Section 84 is that of a schizophrenic? Come on, these are all publicity stunts. No one really knows what part the female central protagonist is playing!”

A better script, please!
“To be honest, I was not convinced by the script at all. I am sure that I won’t work in a film if I don’t like at the script level. Seriously, even if I don’t have a single film in hand, I won’t do a film unless its script is really good.”

People know better?
“I don’t understand why is there such a big hue and cry about me not doing the film. I don’t know why people are going crazy if I have said no. Doing or not doing a film is my decision. To win or lose an opportunity, as the case may be, is also my problem. I think it is totally irresponsible of people to go on and on about me walking away from a film. Puhleeze, it is not as if I had started shooting for it. After the final draft itself, I told Raj that the film’s script didn’t work for me.”

No time for rumours
“I don’t really care. Kya kiya, kya nahi kya, kyon kiya, kisne kiya — there are so many people and so many talks. Twitter par koi bhi kahin bhi koi kuch likh deta hai, log baat karna shuru kar dete hain, controversies khadi ho jaati hain! Par, I don’t have time for that. Mujhe pata hai sab karte hai, Let them say what they want. I have decided long back that I am not going to get bothered by such frivolous matters.”

Never say never!
“I love Raj (Kumar Gupta, the director) as a person. I have admired his films. We parted on a wonderful note. Tomorrow, if he works on another film, wants me and I like the script, I am sure we will work together.”

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