Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor parting ways has perhaps been the most talked about break-up in tinsel town. The duo broke up in 2006, right before the massive hit, Jab We Met. Both have refrained from talking about it in public, and dealt with it with much dignity.
However, soon after Jab We Met, Kareena met Saif Ali Khan on the sets of Tashan in 2007 and they soon fell for each other. Interestingly, she was shooting for both the films at the same time. Recently, in an interview, she opened up about all that she went through during that course of time. From working with Shahid in Jab We Met to breaking up with him and meeting Saif right after, she’s finally spoken about it all.
Kareena revealed it was Shahid only who insisted that she consider doing the Imitiaz Ali film, as he thought it was an interesting character and she would be perfect for it.
Kareena said, “In fact it was Shahid who actually said that I should hear this script of this film. He was like, ‘It’s amazing, the girl’s part is amazing and you should do it.’ He kind of actually got this entire project together and both of us ended up doing this film. Of course, destiny had its own plan and life took its own course. A lot happened in the making of this film and Tashan and our lives … We all kind of went our separate ways. And this beauty of a movie came out of it (sic).”
Kareena also stated how she was more keen on shooting for Tashan as she thought it would be a game changer for her career, which eventually wasn’t the case. Instead, Jab We Met was. Little did she know that Tashan was going to be a huge flop. It led her to depression for six months.
“…I was shooting for a film called Tashan which was a YRF film and I was giving Jab We Met a kind of treatment that listen, I am working with Yash Raj Films. I am doing a film with Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. I am playing the main part. I have become size zero, I have lost weight. I am going to wear a bikini and I am going to kill it. That was my vibe on the set of Jab We Met (sic),” Kareena said.
She further added, “(I was like) My main passion project (Tashan) is going to make me and I am going to be like Kill Bill. I am going to kill it. This…(Jab We Met) I am just shooting. I was like I am just mouthing the lines and it is fun. But that’s the film (Tashan) that is going to kill it. It will change my life and I am going to be like Uma Thurman of Kill Bill (sic).”
While Tashan might not have changed her career, it did bring along a drastic change in her personal life. Kareena said, “I think we just had to kind of do this movie at this time when Tashan was being made … and I met Saif. So I kind of did Tashan for that actually … when I actually thought that that was gonna change my life and my career. But this (Jab We Met) changed my career and that (Tashan) changed my life. Because I did meet the man of my dreams and I did marry him. And this (relationship with Shahid) kind of took its own course in which both Shahid and me went our separate ways. And this gem came out of it (sic).”
Though Kareena and Shahid have gone their separate ways and are happy in their respective lives, we still can’t get over with their on-screen chemistry in the film, Jab We Met!