MUMBAI: Kajol is one such actress, who is known for not mincing her words and is brutally honest. She will not play with words, but keep it straight in front of you without any fabrication. For which, she also receives criticism, but the actress feels blessed because she thinks that despite being ‘straight on ones face’ people forgive her, but husband Ajay doesn’t spare her for this, as he has to face its repercussions at parties and events.
She says, “Huge cost. Ajay (Devgn) 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 is. But believe me, I say things in the nicest of ways with the best of intentions. Fortunately for me, people forgive me a lot. It’s difficult to be diplomatic. I’ll forget what you lied about.”
Speaking about actors, Kajol told a leading tabloid, “Actors have dehumanised themselves. We hold ourselves to these impossible standards because we’ve created them. Looking a certain way is an issue we’ve created. I wear regular stuff, clothes which are comfortable. It’s not airport fashion. It’s what normal people wear. I can’t wear stilettos while travelling. Flats were created for a reason. What is size zero? I don’t understand it. I can’t allow critics to pressure me.”
When asked about that one thing she hates about Bollywood, she quickly replies, “I hate airport looks. It’s idiotic. It’s ridiculous to look perfect all the time. I am not walking in heels with perfect lipstick. After long flights, everyone looks like they survived a calamity. It’s fine.”
Does the format of fashion police most often criticising her affects her?
On this, this is what she has to say, “I don’t take the fashion police seriously. People have accepted me for who I am. On screen, there are requirements, which I understand. But beyond that, we need to draw the line.”