She has been your traditional big-screen film star, her stardom going hand-in-hand along with her performing prowess over the previous 22 years. How does one then persuade Kareena Kapoor Khan to commerce the attract of the large display for OTT? With a strong script, says Sujoy Ghosh. On Thursday, his directorial enterprise Jaane Jaan dropped on Netflix, marking Kapoor’s foray into digital leisure. “I didn’t should persuade her. Kareena has an uncanny acumen for scripts. When she learn Jaane Jaan’s script, she knew that is what she needed to stroll in with, as her first digital look. I’ve gone to Kareena with many scripts, however this labored for her,” smiles Ghosh.
Within the Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma-led moody thriller, based mostly on Keigo Higashino’s common novel, The Devotion of Suspect X, Kapoor performs a single mom in Kalimpong who turns into a main suspect in a homicide. Ghosh admires how she introduced her personal interpretation to the function. “Kareena introduced a number of her life experiences to Jaane Jaan— like taking care of her kids whereas being a working lady, and her fierce protectiveness in the direction of them. By the best way she delivers the scenes, you recognize she is a mom. This isn’t to remove from her as an actor. In a sequence, the place Vijay tells her he’s leaving for Mumbai, the best way she appears at him is good. I didn’t have to elucidate a lot to her concerning the scene, she simply acquired it.”
There’s one thing else about her that has left him impressed and intrigued. “I’ve by no means seen Kareena mug up her dialogues on the units. The entire day she’d shoot with me, then go dwelling to be along with her household. So, I need to know when she learns her strains,” he asks, laughing.
The director’s love for thriller thrillers has seen him work with Vidya Balan on the Kahaani franchise. Does he discover any similarities between the 2 actors? “Each are in a league of their very own. It’s unimaginable to match them. [A similarity between them] is that they’re so devoted to their craft. They immerse themselves into each function they play. They deal with performing like one thing holy; they received’t take it as a right.”
Subsequent, Ghosh is ready to helm an action-thriller starring Shah Rukh Khan and his daughter Suhana. Whereas he’s tight-lipped concerning the undertaking, we ask him if he’s contemplating making Kahaani 3. “Not proper now, but when I’ve script later, sure. I could make as much as Kahaani 10, however I would like script.”