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Not right to call Veere Di Wedding a 'chick flick': Kareena Kapoor Khan

In an interview, the actress pointed out towards the fact that films like Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) are never called 'bromance' or 'male flicks'.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan, during a media interaction, said the fact that director Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding has four female actresses got her excited to sign the film.

“I think the whole idea of having a film with four female friends [got me excited]. This film is different. The language of this film is different. It has always been through the male’s perspective in films like Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). But I think the film based on girlfriends or four female characters is very different,” she said.

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However, she believes it won’t be right to say that Veere Di Wedding is a female-oriented or a 'chick flick'. “It can be on anyone – male or female. Dil Chahta Hai was never [called] a 'bromance' or a 'male flick'. It was a film with great characters,” added Kapoor Khan.

It was relatively easy for her to agree to do the film. “The fact that they wanted to wait is also because somehow I gave them a belief that I really loved the script. The minute I read the script, I called up Ria and I was like really gung ho about it. I have never done something like this," she said.

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She believes that her character in the film is different from her real personality. “I think Kalindi is really different than me because I have always been a sucker for love. Whereas Kalindi is commitment phobic and very practical as a person. I am very sure of my life. I am in complete control of my life. I think Kalindi is somewhere not as in control of her life,” she added.

Kapoor Khan is happy that stars are ready to back unconventional scripts. “When directors and producers come with these kinds of scripts, actors want to back them. Look at Udta Punjab (2016). Mainstream actors backed them. That story, about the whole drug thing in Punjab, needed to be told. That’s why actors like Shahid [Kapoor], Alia [Bhatt], me and Diljit [Dosanjh], who is a huge superstar in Punjab, acted in the film,” she said.

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On a lighter note, when asked how she is finding the additional responsibility of promoting films these days, she quickly said, “No, I don’t like promotions.”

Also starring Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania, Veere Di Wedding will be released on 1 June.