Kareena Kapoor Khan, one of the most popular and versatile actors in Bollywood, has recently cleared the air around rumours of her plans to venture into Hollywood with her upcoming film The Buckingham Murders. The film, directed by Hansal Mehta, is a crime thriller set in England, where Kapoor Khan plays a British-Indian detective who investigates the murder of a child.
With The Buckingham Murders that has mostly been shot in English and Kareena lending her voice to the titular character of Audible show Marvel’s Wastelanders: Black Widow, there has been a buzz that the actress may be looking at venturing into Hollywood or at least bridge the gap between Hollywood and Bollywood.
Kareena Kapoor Khan reacts to her bridging gap with Hollywood
“I love Mare of Easttown and when Hansal Mehta approached me for ‘The Buckingham Murders’, I wanted to be part of it at once. It’s something I had not done before and I was really excited and nervous to play this character. It’s not done with any intention to bridge any gap, but a pure desire as an actor to do something different and reinvent one’s own self,” said the actress in an interview to Hindustan Times.
Notably, this is not the first time she has opened up about going to Hollywood. Earlier on Koffee with Karan Season 8, Kareena in response to Karan Johar’s question about riding the “bus to Hollywood” said, “Main mere BEST mei thik hu (I am good with my BEST bus)”
The Buckingham Murders had its world premiere at the 67th BFI London Film Festival on 14 October 2023, where it received a standing ovation. It also served as the opening film for the 2023 Mumbai Film Festival on 27 October. The film is set for a streaming release on Netflix soon.
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Role In The Buckingham Murders Inspired From Mare Of Easttown
The actress took to Instagram to post some pictures from the film and wrote a heartfelt note about her character and the film.
She wrote, “Jas was a character I have been waiting to play for the last 23 years, being a huge fan of the detective series genre… watching everything from Karamchand to Helen Mirren in Prime Suspect to Agatha Christie in Hercule Poirot to Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown, I was just dying to be that detective woman. On a 25-page synopsis given to me by Hansal and Ekta, I started reading it at 1 a.m., and I knew I had found the woman I wanted to be… Ekta, Hansal and I set off on this journey to make a slightly unconventional film, but a film that is with heart, a bit of a smile, and, oh my god, lots of tears…”
The actress also expressed her excitement and nervousness as the film premiered at the British Film Institute on October 14. She said, “I couldn’t be more nervous and excited as an actor and a first-time producer… I feel so odd writing that… but I feel really cool… So giving you all a glimpse of this gem we made… into the world of Jas Bhamra. I do hope Jas hasn’t ended her journey yet, because it’s been a dream to continue this wonderful yet strong woman whose grief is beyond measure but stronger than she knows.”
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