In Bollywood, it is quite common to see a younger actor romance a relatively older actress onscreen. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have been a part of this league and although Kajol acted opposite Dhanush in VIP 2, they were not paired opposite each other.
But, whether she will be down to romance a younger actor onscreen is the question. “It would depend on the script. If the script demands it, I would not be averse to it. I’m completely okay with it. Films today have different subjects and directors are dealing with them with a different sensibility and maturity, which is great,” Pinkvilla quoted the Dilwale star.
When asked as to whom she would like to work with from the younger crop of actors, Kajol laughed and said, “Whoever from the younger generation is cast opposite me should be more manly and less boyish. I won’t be naming anyone at all.”
Well, it would be interesting to see Kajol paired opposite the new generation of talented actors. The actress recently completed 25 years in the industry.
Speaking about it, she said, “I feel I have such a long way to go. I mean my mother has completed 67 years in the industry; she has been working since the age of seven. When you have that kind of an example in front of you, you know that you have a very long way to go before you can say that ‘oh I have achieved everything I thought I should’. As far as work is concerned, as long as God is willing, I will work till I die, doing something or the other if not acting.”
Kajol is a fierce and brutally honest actor who succumbs to no societal pressures and beauty standards whatsoever, doing what she deems appropriate. Recently, the Baazigar actor went on record saying, “Actors have dehumanised themselves. We hold ourselves to these impossible standards because we’ve created them.”
She clearly feels passionately about unrealistic beauty standards for the people in the film world. “Looking a certain way is an issue we’ve created. I wear regular stuff, clothes which are comfortable. It’s not airport fashion. It’s what normal people wear. I can’t wear stilettos while travelling. Flats were created for a reason. What is size zero? I don’t understand it. I can’t allow critics to pressure me,” she added.
Kajol was also asked if her brutal honesty and straightforward attitude cost her anything, to which she replied, “Huge cost. Ajay Devgan blasts me every other day. I can’t take diplomacy seriously even though it lands my husband in trouble with people in the industry. At parties, he chides me for saying things as is. But believe me, I say things in the nicest of ways with the best of intentions. Fortunately for me, people forgive me a lot.”
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