Mumbai (IANS): Her recent release “Kambakkht Ishq” has seen the best opening of 2009 so far. But Kareena Kapoor wants boyfriend Saif Ali Khan’s “Love Aaj Kal” to even surpass her film’s record and enjoy phenomenal success at the box office.
“I really want ‘Love Aaj Kal’ to break all box-office records. Yes, ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ is my film but then so is ‘Love Aaj Kal’. For both Saif and me ‘Love Aaj Kal’ is a not just a prestigious project but also something which is very close to our hearts”, Kareena told IANS.
Releasing on Friday, “Love Aaj Kal” is Saif’s first production venture. Tell her that expectations are huge from the movie as well as Saif and she nods in agreement.
“Yes, I’m aware about the huge expectations and I also know that ‘Love Aaj Kal’ has turned out to be a lovely film. The good part is that the film has generated all around positive vibes and everyone expects good things from the film,” she said.
With Saif playing two characters – Jai Vardhan Singh and Veer Singh (the younger version of Rishi Kapoor) – “Love Aaj Kal” touches upon the universal essence of love.
According to director Imtiaz Ali, “the process of relationship might be different in different eras, but the experience of being in love remains the same”. Another factor that makes “Love Aaj Kal” a special film for Kareena is the fact that it has Imtiaz at the driving seat.
“I have worked with Imtiaz in ‘Jab We Met’ and ever since then we all expect so much from him. He has great sensibilities of a storyteller and can’t set a foot wrong. I really hope and pray that ‘Love Aaj Kal’ manages to strike a chord with audiences in the same way as ‘Jab We Met’,” she said. Remembering her stint in “Jab We Met”, Kareena agrees that it was an extraordinary experience. “To play a character like ‘Geet’ (her screen name in ‘Jab We Met’) doesn’t happen all the time; it just happens. When you begin working on a film, you of course know about the story and your character. However, no one knows how audiences would eventually react to it. ‘Geet’ did strike a chord with the audiences and became a household name,” she said. One expects something similar from “Love Aaj Kal” as well that also stars Deepika Padukone. Apart from them, Rishi Kapoor and Rahul Khanna will also be seen in pivotal roles with Neetu Singh in a guest appearance.