Kareena Kapoor Khan has played an array of roles, from an escort to a feisty Punjabi girl and a fading Bollywood superstar. The actress has an incredible ability to disappear into every character she plays on screen. However, she did not, even for once, have given auditions for any of the roles she had played so far.
Kareena will soon be seen in Laal Singh Chaddha opposite Aamir Khan. The film happens to be the first film for which Kareena ever auditioned and she did so only for her co-star Aamir Khan. "In these 20 years, nobody has ever told me that you have to read these two scenes. But I think that even if it was for Hollywood, I would have not auditioned. I auditioned only because of Aamir. I know what his potential is, and I know his intent. He will create a world, and in that world, he wants to be 100 percent sure. I was reading the scene, and I knew that I had nailed it. When I was midway through the scene, Aamir told Advait (Chandan, director) that this is done, and that he can see my character in that," Kareena said.
The actress further revealed that it was her husband, actor Saif Ali Khan, who convinced her to audition for the part. "There has never been this concept for audition, and when I told Saif (Ali Khan, husband) about it, he said, 'What is the big deal?' and that actors should audition for a part. I know in Hollywood actors like Al Pacino and Meryl Streep don't get a part unless they audition," the actress added.
The film is an official remake of the 1994 American film Forrest Gump. Written by Atul Kulkarni, the film is helmed by "Secret Superstar" director Advait Chandan and will be produced by Viacom18 Studios and Aamir Khan Productions. Kareena further commenting on her association with Aamir said, “It is unbelievable because of Aamir Khan. He's possibly the greatest cinematic mind India has ever seen. It's my honour to share the frame with someone who is so passionate and committed, such a fierce actor from that generation."