Has Kareena Kapoor improved her performance over the years?
Kareena Kapoor, the daughter of Randhir Kapoor and the granddaughter of Raj Kapoor, carried the legacy of the royal family of bollywood. She was not launched by RK films, but started her career in JP Dutta’ film Refugee opposite Abhishek Bacchan.
She was impressive in a submissive role, because the film was based on the romantic story between Abhishek and Kareena at the backdrop of tensions at the India-Pakistan border. She gave elegant lips in the songs “mere humsafar, mere humsafar”, “panchi nadiya pawan ke jhoke”, etc. Her other film Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai, opposite Tushar Kapoor, was also successful, including the songs like “mujhe kuch kehna”, “is pyar ko mai kya doon”, etc.
After hew years of acting Kareena got opportunity of acting in big banner films including Yaaden, directed by Subhash Ghai, opposite Hrithik Roshan, where the story depicted the intimate relationship of fathers with their daughters. Jackie Shroff in the role of the father impressed the crowd with his performance. Also in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham directed by Karan Johar, Kareena acted opposite Hrithik and interacted with the other family members including Big B and Jaya Bacchan. Shahrukh Khan and Kajol were the other leading performers in the film.
But from the time, Kareena started performing in challenging roles, that the viewers accepted her as a powerful actress. She received critics acclamation for her performance in the role of a tawaif in the film Chameli. She also did well in the film Kyon Ki.
She won the filmfare award for the best female actress in the last year for her performance in the film Jab We Met with Shahid Kapoor. She displayed the agony of being left alone by a boyfriend whom she loved a lot.
Viewers do agree that Kareena had developed her standard of acting over the years from just concentrating on glamour to serious performances. With a number of her films to be released in 2008 including Tashan, and she herself commanding around 6 crores per film, she is expected to do even better.
By: Supriya Chatterji.