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The actress wants to cut down work in 2011 to dedicate time to her international fashion line
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; September 7, 2010)
Kareena Kapoor’s fans may not like the sound of this but after a decade of being in the industry, the actress is looking to cut down work. Bebo, who has around four releases this year and more in 2011, confirmed that she has consciously started choosing only those films that have excited her enough to take the plunge.
“I have been doing back-to-back films. I will continue to experiment as an actor but, yes, I will look to do only quality films that excite me. The number of films that I do is expected to go down,” Kareena told BT from Latvia where she is shooting with her Saif Ali Khan for Agent Vinod. The actress wants to concentrate on her global business ventures next year. “I need to focus on the business plans that I have which includes launching my international fashion line in a big way. Again, I love to travel and that will keep on happening. With Saif I have learned that one needs to cut off from work and enjoy the pleasures of life to unwind oneself and come back to work with renewed passion and vigour. That will be my mantra for the coming years,” she said.
This year, the Pakistani film industry produced only nine films. The reasons for this dwindle are many but most fingers point to one culprit who, they claim, has killed their industry: Bollywood.In the recent past, almost every film released in India has simultaneously been released in Pakistan and done business of about Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore. Salman Khan starrer Wanted, reported to be a mega hit in Pak metros, has earned about Rs 5 crore till now; Wake Up Sid grossed Rs 1.5 crore; New York made Rs 3 crore while Love Aaj Kal earned Rs 2.5 crore. Most cinema halls in Pakistan are found playing only Indian movies, leading to a paucity of venues for local films: a source from the Pak film industry points out that there are four Pakistani films ready for release but no cinema halls available to screen them. But while this swamping has angered many members of the Pakistani film and television industry, there are some who feel it is unfair to point a finger at Bollywood alone. Says Jahanzaib Baig, chairman of the Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association, “Local films, which, at 15 to 20 per year, were already in scarce supply, have dropped to around nine. But it’s not only because of Bollywood—the real issue is the lack of infrastructure More >