Yet another Kapoor girl to have made a splash in the Hindi films industry, Kareena Kapoor had the privilege of debuting with Amitabh Bachchan’s son, Abhishekh Bachchan. Never in the history of films has a star sibling risen to a status of a mega star in a short period of time as has Kareena Kapoor. Even as a 10-year-old, when Beboo (as she’s fondly called) tried on wigs and new shades of lipsticks in her sister Karisma’s make-up room, everyone knew that she would eventually join movies. But even her mother Babita, who has an iron hand over her daughters, could not foretell the extent of her success. The first unconventional step she took was by signing Refugee immediately after rejecting Rakesh Roshan’s Kaho Naa Pyar Hai. Minor differences led to her walking out of the project, and wisely so, since the film did nothing for its heroine Amisha Patel. Refugee was a perfect launch for Kareena, who with her ethereal looks managed to carve a niche for herself as a performing actress as opposed to a glamour doll. The film did not do well but she was noticed. She had done Yaadein in opposite Hrithik Roshan, and Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham, Ashoka opposite Shah Rukh Khan, Mujhe Kuch Khena Hai opposite Tushar Kapoor, then she has Sooraj Barjatya’s film, a love triangle with both Hrithik and Abhishek Bachchan. In 2003 Kareena’s Chameli released in which her performance is being noticed. She got Stardust special award for Chameli. Her spunk is what separates her from rest of the glam brigade. And beneath that translucent skin lies a hunger that a truckload of her fav. snicker bars can’t satiate. She brushes aside her famine at the box office. She’s supremely confident it will bow to her one day. She believes in herself strongly. She’s certainly convinced a long line of filmmakers, fat pay packets in hand. Now all she needs is one blockbuster. She had done Mani Rathnam’s Yuva and Govind Nihalani’s Dev. In these films she tried to dress and act completely according to the characters. Also with Dharmesh Darshan’s Bewafaa and Priyadarshan’s Hulchul.
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