She has played a prostitute, the girl-next-door and the ultimate glamour queen in her almost decade-long career, but Kareena Kapoor says Kurbaan has given her the opportunity to sink her teeth into one of the best roles in her career.
"I am so confident that in Kurbaan, audiences will take to my character in a big way," said Kareena, who looks forward to playing a variety of roles across different genres of films.
"Especially after Kambakkht Ishq, they would see a different me in the film," Kareena said.
A Karan Johar production, Kurbaan is directed by first time director Rensil D'Silva and has terrorism as its background.
"The girl's role is very strong in Kurbaan and I have worked really hard on my performance. I'm expecting a lot from the film," said the actress, who has won critical acclaim for her performance in Dev and Omkara.
Kareena is paired with boyfriend Saif Ali Khan in "Kurbaan", which also stars Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Kirron Kher and Om Puri in principal roles.
The actress also adds that she is once again expecting accolades from critics for her performance in the film.
"Well frankly, this is one film where I am expecting both box-office success and huge critical acclaim. The film is extremely well made and, to add to that, quite topical," she said confidently.
With music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Salim-Sulaiman, Kurbaan is aiming for a November release.