Almost a year after she announced her production plans (Film marks a lot of firsts, Aug 10), Kareena Kapoor Khan is ready to take the project on floors. The yet-untitled moody thriller, to be helmed by Hansal Mehta, will go on floors in September. For Kapoor, the film is special for more than one reason. “We will [roll] in London. I play a detective, a rookie cop of sorts in the film. It’s different for me because the audience has seen me in glamorous roles. But this will be a bold, different move for me,” says the actor-producer.
Ektaa Kapoor and Hansal Mehta
In her 22 years in the industry, Kapoor has become the face of mainstream cinema, with numerous blockbusters in her kitty. Mehta, on the other hand, is known for his middle-of-the-road cinema, telling brave stories of the marginalised communities. So, what does the marriage of their different creative sensibilities look like? “Hansal and I come from different worlds. When two distinct worlds come together, I believe there will be fireworks. I am also a submissive actor; I like to submit myself to the director. He can mould me the way he wants,” she says, ready to dive into the film’s universe. The team is neck-deep in the pre-production of the movie, which is also backed by Ektaa R Kapoor.