Actor Kajol says that she has become more ‘relevant’, and more ‘beautiful’ as compared to how she was some years back. The actor talked to a news agency and revealed that she never took her filmy career seriously and went with the flow. However, she cherishes that her filmy journey made her meet some ‘amazing’ people and she loved working on each film.Also Read - Aditya Chopra To Recreate Raj And Simran's Love Story For DDLJ Broadway Musical, Deets Inside
The 44-year-old actor also mentioned how the definition of a ‘star’ has changed in the Hindi film industry today. She stressed that while it’s easy to become famous today, it’s difficult to build stardom. She told PTI, “The words star and fame cannot be put together. There are a lot of people who are famous today but there are very few stars. So, it is not synonymous anymore today which used to be there earlier.” Also Read - Sooryanvanshi Aila Re Ailaa Song Teaser Out: Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh Perform Singham Hook-Up Steps | Watch
The actor, who has been active in films for over 25 years, said she stayed relevant as she decided to grow with time both personally and professionally. “I believe I am relevant today. I believe my personality has a lot to do with it. My personality has grown on screen and off the screen with age. I am way smarter, cooler than what I was at the age 16. I am more beautiful. I think I am bound to be relevant in a lot of ways,” she said. Also Read - Thank God! Nora Fatehi to Burn Dance Floor With Sidharth Malhotra in 'Manike Mage Hithe' Hindi Version
Kajol made her acting debut in 1992 with Rahul Rawail’s Bekhudi and went on to deliver hits like Baazigar, Yeh Dillagi, Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Gupt, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, My Name is Khan, Fanaa among others. But the actor said movies happened to her by chance. “I did not have a great start. My first film did not do well. I have never considered it (acting) as a career, it happened to me and I just went with the flow. I was always on my toes (while choosing a film) and have been choosy always”, she explained.
“I had a great time working on all the films, I met some amazing people. I still think of my work as play time and rather my work is at home,” she added.
Kajol will next be seen in her husband Ajay Devgn‘s film Tanaji: The Unsung Warrior.