By: Mohnish Singh
In her forthcoming film, Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to play a role that is inspired from Hollywood star Kate Winslet’s Emmy-winning performance in the web series Mare of Easttown.
Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Laal Singh Chaddha (2022), wrapped up the film recently. She portrays a mother and detective who is tasked with investigating a homicide in a rural area of Buckinghamshire. It has been shot in the UK under the working title The Buckingham Murders. Hansal Mehta is attached as director.
“I love Mare of Easttown and when Hansal came to me, I said this is something that I’ve really been dying to do. So we’ve molded a little bit on those lines, she plays a detective cop in that,” Kareena told Variety. “It’s the first time that I’ve dabbled in that.”
“I speak fluently in Hindi and I think also in Hindi because that’s been what I’ve been doing all my life,” Kapoor Khan added. “When you’re thinking in Hindi, but speaking in English, it was actually a difficult task to do because it was the reverse situation for the first time.”
The project, produced by Ektaa Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms and Mahana Film also marks Kareena’s debut as a producer. Talking about the same, she said, “I never really thought that I would be a producer. But when I heard this subject, and the fact that it’s very different to a regular Hindi movie, it’s a very different take to things. So I thought that will be really nice and different.”
She continued, “And when Ektaa and Hansal told me that ‘since you love the script so much, why don’t you come on board as a creative producer as well, and take some calls as to what you think also and give your name to it’ – after much thought, I thought that if I love something so much, and this is a character that I wanted to play, I think it’s fun to do it. It’s the first time. I don’t know if I’ll repeatedly do it. But let’s see.”
Kareena Kapoor Khan has also called it a wrap on the Indian adaptation of Japanese author Higashino Keigo’s bestselling 2005 novel The Devotion of Suspect X by filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh.
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