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Things get hotter for Kareena

Shahid and Kareena Kapoor are still Fida over films



Shahid with Kareena: sharing more than a surname

WE KNOW they share more than their surnames but the best thing is they are honest about it in an industry which is coy when it comes to relationships. Cynics may still call it publicity stunt of the new generation but for the intrusive media, Kareena and Shahid are proving easy fillings for column spaces.

"We are good friends. And there is nothing to hide about it," says the couple, in between shoots for Satish Kaushik's Milenge Milenge. As for settling down, Kareena picks up the question: "I am 24. I don't think this is the age to settle down." Shahid simply adds: "I have left the decision on her."

When it comes to screen image, experimentation is the word for Kareena. Is it the age to mould oneself from Sonia to Chameli to Fida? "I love to experiment with my image. I want to play all shades. Next is Aitraaz, where I am playing a simple emotional wife opposite Akshay Kumar. It will be followed by Priyadarshan's Hulchul, a comedy." However, she adds: "Coming from a film family, personally, films to me mean lots of naach gana. I love Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham kind of films." As for the actresses turning bolder by every Friday, Kareena returns to the clichéd aesthetic-obscene theory. "I did `O My Sonia' in Kabhi Khushi... and everyone liked it."

Shahid, on the other hand, doesn't find himself fit enough to comment on the image inquest. "I am just two film old in the industry. I have no image so how can I experiment with it?"

His honest streak comes forth again when a scribe calls the duo screen chemistry a success. "No, Fida was not a hit. Don't pamper me. It just did average business. Let's see what happens with Milenge Milenge."

When it comes to fashion, the Kapoor couple again sounds similar. Kareena insists: "I am opposite to my screen image when it comes to fashion. In fact, Manish (Malhotra) asked me what I would be wearing tonight because he knows I could turn up in a simple salwar suit."

Shahid doesn't understand fashion either. "I do wear brands like Diesel and Levis but to me comfort comes first not the brands."

But what's Milenge Milenge all about?

This time the answer comes from director Satish Kaushik: "How can I dare to make anything but a love story with Bollywood's hottest couple?!"

Now we know that honesty comes in multiple sizes.

ANUJ KUMAR

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