Madhur Bhandarkar is excited, and how. After ensuring that his actresses deliver nothing but an award winning performance, right from ‘Tabu’ [Chandni Bar]’ and Konkona Sen Sharma [Page 3] to Bipasha Basu [Corporate] and Priyanka Chopra/Kangana Ranaut [Fashion], he is now ready to deliver Heroine with Kareena Kapoor. With the film just round the corner, Madhur Bhandarkar can’t help but prepare audience for what lies ahead, especially when it comes to Kareena’s performance in the film.
“The way she has acted in the film has to be seen to be believed. The best part about her performance is that 15 minutes into the film you would forget Kareena and instead watch Mahi Arora on screen; that’s the beauty of her performance. Another key strength of hers is that she takes audience into confidence as they travel along in her journey. This journey could be happy, tragic or come with its own dose of debauchery but audience don’t leave her aside. In fact even as I am talking about this, I am getting goose bumps. I have gone through this stage even while editing and putting together the final cut”, says Madhur.
What is also interesting is the fact that the film comes in the year when Indian film industry is celebrating 100 years of cinema. Since Kareena belongs to the First Family of filmmakers who continue to be in the business for fourth generation, it was just apt that she plays the title role of Heroine, isn’t it?
“Absolutely”, promptly says Madhur, “That’s correct. And again, you can continue to rule in the industry only if you are totally focused on the job. I can assure that people would definitely see a different aspect of Kareena.”
Heroine releases all over this Friday.