I don’t claim a film till I start working for it, says Kajol
Actress Kajol, who is now set to make another comeback to the big screen, says she is a lazy actor. Kajol, 39, took a sabbatical from full-time acting in 2001 and returned to films with the 2006 romantic thriller Fanaa. But, afterwards she was only seen in cameo appearances. She was last seen in a prominent role in Karan Johar’s home production We Are Family (2010). ‘I am lazy...I can’t do more work or films beyond some extent. Two films a year is enough for me so that I feel I am working. I don’t think of any film as mine till I start shooting for it. After I start working then it is mine...It is a healthy attitude,’ Kajol said.
Asked what keeps her in demand despite not being in the limelight, Kajol said, ‘May be I am away from work, that is why I am in demand. I am working for more than 20 years, but I have done little work, handful of films. There are others who do three times or four times more films than I do.’ And now she is set to return with husband Ajay Devgn’s home production. ‘It is a nice script and story but nothing to talk about it as of now.... It is too premature,’ she says. But she also added that she will not be seen regularly in films as family is her priority now. ‘Definitely I will not do films regularly. I will take time off. I don’t want to do film just for the heck of it. I have a full life; I have a husband, two kids, house, a production company and other things. ‘So for me to take out time and do a film that means that film needs to have something strong... I need to believe in this film and I will do wonders with it,’ she said. As to Ajay’s production company, she says she is creatively involved, but not into the nitty-gritty. And though she is not an avid movie-goer, she does not miss her husband’s films. ‘I enjoy all his work...He is a fabulous and fine actor. He does a variety of films like Satyagraha, Golmaal, Singham. He has the courage to do different things which I don’t think any other actor can claim.’