Happy Birthday Kajol: 5 badass quotes of the actress who rules Bollywood on her own terms – Tanuja’s talented daughter turns 43 today
Kajol turns 43
Tanuja’s talented daughter and actress Kajol turns 43 years old. The feisty actress has always worked on her own terms, never tried being a size zero or a fashionable diva, the actress even sported an unibrow on the big screen for the longest time.
25 years into acting and still Kajol continues to be known as the talented actress fans can’t get enough of. She debuted in 1992 film Bekhudi opposite Kamal Sadanah, but her most popular pairing has been with Shah Rukh Khan. From Baazigar to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and even Dilwale, Kajol and SRK are always a delight to watch on the big screen. Happy being Mrs Ajay Devgn and mother of Nysa and Yug, the actress is rarely seen on the big screen. After pairing opposite SRK in Rohit Shetty’s 2015 film the actress will be seen in Dhanush’s Tamil film VIP 2 this year.
43 years old now but Kajol hasn’t changed much. She is still a delight to watch on the big screen and continues to speak her mind. Here’s a look at 5 badass quotes from the actress.
1. Return to Tamil cinema after 19 years
“It’s too much work and I don’t want to do so much work. (Laughs). When I shot for Sapne, I would sit with these papers and papers of dialogues written in Tamil every night. It was like homework. I don’t think I have studied so much in my life. Not even for my 10th standard exams! (Smiles). It was a hell lot of work and I didn’t want to do that again.”
2. Kajol on Nepotism
“It is an open world. It is a free space. Anybody can become anything that they want to become. The people who succeeded in the industry, and by example you can take any name you want, they have succeeded because of their talent and sheer hard work.”
3. Kajol on working with Aditya Chopra or Karan Johar
“If a director, who has had issues with me, ever came to me with a film, he would have had to sort them before he can even approach me with a film. So the question is moot.”
4. Kajol on Paparazzi
“Everyone wants to have a certain amount of normality in life. But then, maybe that’s just me. There may be many people who would be very happy to get dressed and get out every day, every morning. They would be glued to their make-up, styling and God knows what else and still be happy about it. I’m not putting them down in any way. But it’s just about me as a person. I like the part of my life which is private and normal — where I don’t have to play dress up for the photographers. I went to a mandir a few days ago for a pooja and the paparazzi landed over there, too. I was like, ‘Excuse me, what are you doing here?’”
5. Ajay Devgn’s take on her outspoken ways
“Ajay blasts me every other day. I can’t take diplomacy seriously even though it lands my husband in trouble with people in the industry. At parties, he chides me for saying things as it is. But believe me, I say things in the nicest of ways with the best of intentions.It’s difficult to be diplomatic”