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.” [sic]
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.” [sic] (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: