. In an interview with Subhash K Jha she reveals why.
Let’s talk about your next film?
It’s called Veere Di Wedding which my means, My Bro’s Wedding.
You mean like Harshvardhan’s wedding?
Ha ha. Not for a very long time, I am sure. No, ‘Veere’ is like a buddy. This is a film about friends.We’ve so many guys’ films like Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara . But so few girls’ films.And I wanted to do something very light-hearted after Neerja.
Neerja put too much heaviness on my soul. It was a cathartic experience for me but nervewracking. I needed a stressbuster after Neerja, just like I did Khubsoorat after Raanjhanaa. It’s important for my emotional equilibrium
What is the film about?
It’s about these four friends. One of their friends is getting married.It’s about these women going through a process of self-discovery. It’s about relationships. It makes a statement on contemporary women, not an in-your-face message but a subliminal message. And if you have a daughter, this movie will have a lot for you to take home.
Today’s 20-something girls are conflicted by traditional and modern values. This film addresses issues that are relevant to society today.As a father, you are quite evolved. But then there are certain though processes that you can’t escape because they’re formed by tradition and society.I am definitely very happy to be doing roles that re-define the female parts in our films.I’ve been trying to do something different from the time I did Aisha. I am trying to do different characters every time. I’m happy there are strong parts being written for women. This is the new wave.How long could we heroines continue to be show pieces?
I see you playing a different character in each film?
I don’t see any point in repeating roles.Anything that pushes me and my boundaries is welcome. Quite honestly I feel my skills as an actor are very modest. I have a long way to go.
You were the hero of Khubsoorat,Dolly Ki Doli and Neerja?
I wouldn’t say that.But it’s fun getting characters and roles which give an opportunity to change the arc of the plot. I won’t mind doing a 15-minute role if my character makes a difference to the film. It’s just a coincidence that I’m getting full-fledged roles. I am very very lucky, I guess.
Was Kareena’s pregnancy written into the script in Veere De Wedding?
It was already a part of the script.We were aware of her pregnancy. As a matter of fact we were waiting for her to get pregnant because that was part of the plot.I am very excited to work with Bebo.I’ve grown up in her company. She is one of my closest friends.Kareena her sister Karisma, my sister Rhea and I are very close .We’ve been very close for years. So I am really looking forward to this