Kareena

Kareena Kapoor Khan at a media interaction for “Udta Punjab” in Mumbai June 20. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI — Riding high on the success of her latest release “Udta Punjab,” actress Kareena Kapoor Khan shared her views about her life as a star, being associated with social causes, and what she regrets in an interview with writer Naman Ramachandran for the July 2016 issue of Vogue India. It will be out on stands July 2, read a statement.

The 35-year-old actress says she has no ambitions to go globe-trotting with her talent like Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone who are making a splash in the West.

“My priorities are very different. The kind of work that these girls have put in, you need to have that kind of dedication of wanting to achieve so much and do it so wonderfully. I don’t want to conquer the world, but I don’t mind having a little place of my own. It’s as simple as that,” said Kareena Kapoor Khan. 

After creating waves with her musical skills, Chopra came into the limelight with her TV show “Quantico” and is in the news for her much-anticipated debut film “Baywatch.” Padukone will be making her Hollywood debut with “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.”

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is married to actor Saif Ali Khan, is a UNICEF ambassador but prefers to do the work quietly. 

“Spreading the word about causes is nice, but talking about my personal charity is something I don’t like to do. But of course, I am a celebrity advocate for UNICEF, and we have worked closely over the last four years for the education of the girl child in India. That is something I am passionate about, because education is something I believe in completely,” the “Jab We Met” actress said. 

The actress shared that she still regrets ditching college for showbiz. 

“I couldn’t complete my education. I kind of rushed into films, so I think that’s a sensitive part of my life, and I always regret I never got to go to college,” she said. 

Besides reading film scripts, there is something else that is keeping Kareena Kapoor Khan occupied these days: a wellness blog in association with nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, author of books like “Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight.” 

“We are thinking about a blog that addresses women and their problems in terms of food and exercise, pregnancy, menopause… So many different topics,” she said. 

So where does Kareena Kapoor Khan see herself a decade down the line? 

“Hopefully giving another interview, making some sense, working all my life. I think we are in the habit of aping the West a lot. And the West has amazing actors who are married and with children. It has never stopped them. I think we are getting there,” she said. 

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