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‘I was obsessed with Madhuri Dixit and late Sridevi’: Kareena Kapoor

Asked about their favourite movie of Sridevi, they both said it was "Khuda Gawah" and they watched it together in theatre eight times.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 11, 2018 9:57 IST ]
Image Source : INDIA TODAY Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor

The gorgeous Kapoor sisters, Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor shared the stage of the 17th edition of the India Today Conclave on March 10.

When asked about which actress she admired the most when she was small, Kareena said she was obsessed with actresses Madhuri Dixit and late Sridevi. "I used to perform on their dance numbers in front of the mirror a thousand times as a child. I was like 'I want to go out their and dance on Ek Do Teen why am I inside the room'?"

Remembering Sridevi, Karishma said: "When we got to know about Sridevi's demise, we were in grief and that was obvious. We idolized that icon for decades and all of a sudden, she is no more. I think we all know this for a fact that stardom is not forever, it goes away."

Asked about their favourite movie of Sridevi, they both said it was "Khuda Gawah" and they watched it together in theatre eight times. 

During the interview, Karishma Kapoor said people have a misconception that the Kapoor family is too traditional to allow their daughters-in-law to work in films.

"I think it is a myth that Kapoor bahus (daughters-in-law) do not work. Whether it is my mother (Babita, wife of Randhir Kapoor) or Neetu (Kapoor -- Rishi Kapoor's wife) aunty, they made a choice of not working after marriage and having children.

"On the other hand, Jennifer (Kendal -- wife of Shashi Kapoor) aunty and Geeta (Bali -- first wife of Shammi Kapoor) aunty worked throughout, even after marriage. So we all practised our choice," said Karishma at The India Today Conclave 2018 here on Saturday.

Her sister, and the granddaughter of iconic filmmaker Raj Kapoor, Kareena said: "Also, I think our parents were very cosmopolitan. They did not stop us from doing what we wanted to. My father was very supportive. Though he did not recommend us to any producer, he always encouraged us to fly."

Remembering their childhood, Karishma said: "Every weekend when we used to go to Chembur to meet our grandparents, by crossing our R.K. Studio, we used to get fascinated seeing how many talented people are there in our family, bringing out some of the fine films. We always wanted to be a part of this journey and contribute to our cinema."

(with IANS inputs)

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