Did you know? Kareena herself was an inspiration behind Poo’s character in ‘K3G’
After the birth of her Baby boy Taimur Ali Khan last year, the fans and admirers of actress Kareena Kapoor Khan were eagerly waiting for her to return on the big screen. Many would be aware that recently the actress is back on the film sets and have started shooting for her upcoming film ‘Veere Di Wedding’. If we have a close look at the more than a decade long career of the actress, it wouldn’t be wrong in saying that apart from her acting prowess, she is undisputedly considered as the fashion icon of the industry. And when we recall about Kareena and fashion together, who wouldn’t remember her popular character of Poo in filmmaker Karan Johar’s ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…’ (2001). Although, the actress had made her debut with ‘Refugee’ (2000) and went on work in a couple of films after that, it was the character of Poo, that proved to be a big breakthrough in her acting career at that point of time. However, not many would be aware that this iconic and fabulous character found its inspiration in none other than Kareena herself. Recently, our eyes caught upon an old interview of Kareena. The actress had appeared as the celebrity guest on host Simi Garewal’s talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. And it was her friend and filmmaker Karan Johar who revealed (through a special message) that his inspiration for the character of Poo was Kareena herself. Yes! You read that right.
It was during her conversation, when she was asked that how much like Poo is she in real life? The actress replied to this by saying, “You know in real life actually you won’t believe it if I tell you. I’m too simple a girl, I would never dress like her, I would never wear the kind of clothes she wore, I would never put so much makeup on, I would not be bothered if my hair is completely out of place or not, I mean and I had to play this character, so I don’t know how I did it.”
And as she finished by saying this, it was Karan Johar’s voice that was heard then. His special message recorded for the actress was played on a TV where he said, “Stop lying Bebo, you’re just like Poo. In fact, my inspiration was you yourself. I remember watching her, she was standing at the Bombay Times party and I looked at the distance and I enter the party with Manish Malhotra and I said you know she was standing you know with her leg really one in front of the other like models stand and she was posing for no one, I don’t know why? The cameras weren’t around her but yet she was posing and I said this one is Poo and I just written the character, I just started conceiving Poo and I said nobody can play Poo better than her and she’s Poo in real life today. I mean she says ‘Whatever’ at the drop of the hat and she’s just become Poo even today, everybody, her mother complained to me she said will you tell her that she is no longer acting in the film anymore and the cameras are off and to stop being Poo. But, what to do, I think I created a monster, I created you.” (Also Read:When Kareena Kapoor ran to protect her father Randhir Kapoor from ‘evil’ Amitabh Bachchan)
Well, indeed we agree with Karan that there would have been no one who could have played Poo better than Kareena Kapoor Khan. The character left a major mark, became a trendsetter and will always be the ultimate style icon!
Check out the full interview of Kareena Kapoor Khan below:
When Sanjay Dutt didn't wake up for two days after taking drugs
Sunil and Nargis Dutt’s son, Sanjay Dutt‘s life has been a roller-coaster ride. Born in 1959, Sanjay Dutt’s life has always been under the media scanner. Though we know how eventful his life has been, after watching the trailer of his upcoming biopic ‘Sanju’, we all were quite surprised to know certain things about the various phases of this actor’s life. The film will apparently highlight all the highs and lows of Sanjay Dutt’s life in which his addiction to drugs will also form an integral part.
We came across an old video interview of the actor with veteran actress Simi Garewal from her show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’. In this interview, the actor spilled the beans on how badly his life got affected by his addiction to drugs. He went on to narrate an incidence where he once sniffed Heroin and went on to sleep for straight two days! (Also Read:‘Sanju’: Rajkumar Hirani recreates a scene from ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ after 15 years!)
Sanjay woke up in the morning next day feeling extremely hungry. He asked his servant to make something for him but was shocked to see his servant cry. When Sanjay asked him why he was crying, the servant told him that he had woken up after two long days. This specific incident had left his entire family scared. After this episode, the actor understood that it was time to wake up and smell the coffee before it gets too late.
You can check out his full interview below:
The actor later went into rehabilitation and came out clean. ‘Sanju’, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, has Ranbir Kapoor playing Sanjay Dutt. Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala in pivotal roles, the film is all set to hit the silver screens on June 29. Till then stay tuned for more such interesting stories.
Ranbir Kapoor gave these many retakes for a scene in 'Saawariya'
Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the word perfection go hand in hand. The man is extremely particular when it comes to his film and takes care of even the minutest details in every scene. This is also the reason why most of his films are blockbusters. One of the actors who was privileged enough to work with this man is none other than Ranbir Kapoor. Mr Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with SLB’s directorial ‘Saawariya’. Though the movie did not work wonders at the box office, it did give a fair amount of recognition to Ranbir.
In a recent interaction with senior journalist Anupama Chopra, the actor recalled his ‘Saawariya’ days and spoke about the no. of retakes he had to deliver for one particular scene in the song ‘Jab Se Tere Naina.’ (Also Read:In Pics: Lovebirds Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visit Sanjay Dutt’s residence)
The actor said,” I started with Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he doesn’t do anything less than 45 takes. So even if I had to turn my head, I probably had to give 50 takes. There was a shot in this so-called ‘towel song’ Jab Se Tere Naina, where I had to roll back on this chair and fall down and the towel had to fall in a certain way with my leg showing and there was one shot where I was lying down laughing and I had to get up and sing a song and he’s very particular about what beat you catch, he’s a very musical director – you fall on this beat, you lift your head here, you laugh here – everything is musical. I did 45 or 50 takes one day and my back really broke. The next morning when I came back, he said, ‘No, I’ve not got it’ and I had to do another 70 takes.”
Well, that is something huge but then if you wish to get appreciation from a man like Bhansali, you ought to put in that much amount of effort.