Kareena Kapoor Khan: ‘People are happy to go back to cinemas’
The actor, who was most recently seen on the big screen in the Aamir Khan-fronted Laal Singh Chaddha, believes a good film will find its audience whether it is in theatres on or OTT.
She has stated that audiences are more than happy to “go back to cinemas” after the recent pandemic.
The actor, who was most recently seen in the Aamir Khan-fronted Laal Singh Chaddha, thinks a good film will find its audience regardless of how it is distributed—in theatres or over-the-top.
When it premiered in theatres last August, audiences were lukewarm, but they flocked to stream Laal Singh Chaddha on Netflix.
People are looking for ways to pass the time. They want to see a film with a compelling plot. They wish to be amused in some way. People are relieved that Covid is over and that they can return to their regular entertainment routine, including going to the movies.
And if it’s good, they’ll watch it wherever they can find it—online or in theatres. The actor made these comments to PTI on the fringes of the Marvel’s Wastelanders event.
Saif Ali Khan, Kareena’s husband and fellow actor, will voice Star-Lord in the Hindi Audible Original podcast series Marvel’s Wastelanders, where Kareena will play Black Widow. Jaideep Ahlawat, Sharad Kelkar, and Ashish Vidyarthi provide the voices for Hawkeye, Wolverine, and Doctor Doom, respectively.
Kareena Kapoor, who has worked in Hollywood for over two decades, has noticed a recent uptick in the number of writers who are producing films with a wide range of perspectives.
As she put it, “content is king,” so that’s the way to go.
In order to keep people interested, we need to constantly produce new material. There’s a new generation of screenwriters coming up who are writing refreshingly original material, and their stories are exactly what the industry needs. She reassured me that we are making progress and I believe her.
“It is clear content is king and stories that entice people, stories that make people feel happy, sad, entertain them in some way,” the actor continued.
Kareena Kapoor is excited for her upcoming film The Crew, which also stars Tabu.
She and her sister Karisma Kapoor have starred in several successful films together alongside Tabu, including Jeet and Hum Saath Saath Hain.
As early as when I was hanging out on sets with Karisma, I was introduced to Tabu. Our relationship is wonderful, and she is now cooperating with me. “She’s a real trouper in the acting world, and (I’m) hoping to keep the momentum going and do it again,” she said.