The actress talks about the digital medium and how it is providing opportunity to actors.
Kareena Kapoor Khan is one of the most successful and highest paid actresses of Hindi cinema. She has now ventured into television as a judge on reality show Dance India Dance. And while there is a myth that actresses only take to the small screen after their film career fizzles, Bebo continues to shine in both arenas.
“I think it’s a narrow-minded concept in the media,” she says. “We think ‘okay now the actress has crossed a certain age like 40, so now she has to go on TV’. But now we watch Netflix and other shows today… The digital world and the entire medium has opened up so much that there is no barrier.”
She cites the example of Shefali Shah, whose latest show Delhi Crime is one of the most watched shows on Netflix. “According to me Shefali has done a show like Delhi Crime and I think it is one of the best performances I have seen. And any top female star cannot beat that performance; what she has done is amazing,” she said.
“She is married, she is the mother of two kids, and today everybody is watching that show. I think our mindset is small; we should open up our mindset because it is not that television is smaller than the big screen. According to me, the kind of money that they spend I think it’s as big as a Karan Johar film,” she added.