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Kareena Kapoor takes problems in her stride

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor doesn’t feel disheartened about her projects being delayed or things not working out the way she wants them to, and she has started taking them in her stride.

Two of Kapoor’s most talked-about films, Shuddhi and Bombay Samurai, opposite Farhan Akhtar, are delayed. In the case of Shuddhi, the project derailed due to lead actor Hrithik Roshan’s health issues, forcing Kapoor to walk out of the venture.

Bombay Samurai got delayed apparently because the production house, Excel Entertainment, was busy with another project with Shah Rukh Khan.

The film was initially supposed to go into production this month but now it will happen after September, according to reports.

“I have left Shuddhi, I am not part of it anymore. I am not at all disheartened about it. It [Bombay Samurai’s delay] gives me more time for myself and to holiday. I am married now I am not running a relay marathon now. I don’t know why the press makes such a big deal about it,” Kapoor said.

“After Singham 2, we will shoot for Bombay Samurai. It needs an international crew so we will begin work on it post September,” she said, adding that the filming for Singham 2 will start on March 25.

When asked about her refusal to feature in projects such as Queen, Ram-Leela, Chennai Express, Fashion, Kal Ho Na Ho and Black, Kapoor said she did not regret her decision.

“I feel honoured and glad to give work to other people. I hope they [actresses] become stars as I have rejected big films,” she said.

When asked about her criteria for picking a film, Kapoor said she wanted to be related to the project and that a big banner was secondary.

“I am looking for films that I want to be part of. Something that excites me. I listen to about two stories a day but I am not going to say yes to anyone, no matter who it is. I don’t think whether that person is big [filmmaker] or not. I will go by the script and that is more important for me and I have learnt that over the years,” Kapoor added.