On The Front Row with Anupama Chopra last night, Kareena Kapoor admitted that she did Talaash only because Aamir Khan was in it – and for the first few meetings, she didn’t know anything about the film (not even who was directing it!) except for the fact that it was a suspense thriller. In case you missed the episode, you can catch the repeat airing on Sunday, but until then, here’s what Kareena told Anupama about the reason she did Talaash.
Anupama Chopra: Kareena, how much of your saying yes to Talaash had to do with the fact that Aamir is in it?
Kareena Kapoor: I did the film because Aamir’s in it! Aamir was being very khufiya about the whole thing, even when he called!
Aamir Khan: Was I?
Kareena Kapoor: For the first three meetings you weren’t telling me what this movie is, who the director is, nothing! He was like, ‘Don’t tell anyone that I even called you and that we are having this meeting!’ So it was a very khufiya meeting! (Laughs) He did say that it is a suspense thriller, that’s all. I was just like, I am definitely doing this movie because I am getting the opportunity to work with Aamir. I believe in what he stands for and the kind of films he believes in, he has acted in, he has made.
Aamir Khan: I am flattered and touched. But this is so interesting, I had forgotten this.
Kareena Kapoor: Yes, you never told me about the film Aamir. You were not telling me till the third or fourth meeting. I was like but who is the director? And you were like, ‘Woh baad mein baat karte hain but first tell me your dates.’