Kangana Ranaut’s “fabulous” screen outings have always impressed Kareena Kapoor Khan and the “Jab We Met” star says she is inspired by her work.
Kangana, 29, made a mark in the industry with her critically-acclaimed performances be it her double role of a Harayanvi athlete and an ambitious wife in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” or a girl ditched by her fiance at the aisle in “Queen”.
“There are so many people in the industry who inspire me… Kangana inspires me. She’s doing fabulous,” Kareena said during a session at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here.
Having born to Bollywood’s first family, Kareena said she always dreamt of becoming an actress.
“I always wanted to be an actress and I realised it when I was very young. I used to look at Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan when I was young… I used to say one day I will work with them. My sister Karisma (Kapoor) used to say get out of here and go to your school,” she said.
Seeing her inclination towards films, her parents — Randhir Kapoor and Babita — even sent her to a boarding school in Dehradun.
“My parents couldn’t handle the brat I was and sent me to a boarding school. I always used to tell them acting is my passion and my interest lies there. My mum actually told my father that we have to send her away so that I meet different kind of people. I cried the day she sent me to the boarding school,” she said.
Very few are aware that Kareena’s first acting assignment was a play “Dulari Bai” where she portrayed the role of a 16-year-old boy.
“I played a boy and this was my first job as an actor. I played a 16-year-old boy. I did a moustache and I must say I played a very good looking boy. Kapoor boys are very good looking and I was just like one of them.”
The 35-year-old actress said her marriage to Saif Ali Khan has not changed them.
“I love marriage. I don’t see any changes. I never want my husband to change. I hope he doesn’t want me to change.