After a "sensitive" role in Talaash, Kareena Kapoor says she is ready to give the audience a taste of the real "Bebo" and is looking forward to a light romantic comedy in which she can play her usual effervescent self.
"I want to experiment with various genres and not just do monotonous roles. Taalash was one of my most sensitive performances, but now my next will be a rom-com. I want to give a nice flavour of Bebo to the audience post-Talaash," Kareena, who is nicknamed Bebo, said in an interview.
The 32-year-old, who wed actor Saif Ali Khan in October, is ready to get back to full on work in the new year. She will begin work on a Karan Johar production opposite Imran Khan in January.
"I love being part of Dharma Productions' projects. There is some young and new talent coming from this production. My film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was directed by Shakun Batra, who is just 25.
"I am looking forward to do this new film (to be directed by Punit Malhotra of I Hate Luv Storys fame)," said Kareena, who describes the film as a "super fun yet poignant" love story.
The first schedule of the movie will start in Bangalore.
Kareena is especially happy about doing such a film because she doesn't have a suspense drama like Talaash on her mind right now.
"I don't think I will take a suspense drama for a while. It was a brave decision to make a film like Talaash," she said.
Kareena says she is thankful to the audience that accepted this genre.
"When we were making the film, my only concern was the audience should accept this genre and we have won the battle. My year began with 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu', in which I played a very modern girl, and the year ended with a very sensitive performance in 'Talaash'."
She only wants to continue doing "good projects and show different shades" of herself through movies.
"Numbers don't really matter to me, what matters is good performance," said the actress, who also features in the peppy and saucy item number "Fevicol se" in the movie "Dabangg 2".
The song has won her rave reviews, and director-producer Arbaaz Khan says Kareena has done a "superb job in it".
(Uma Ramasubramanian can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org)