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Kajol in 'comfort zone' with 'Dilwale'

One of Bollywood's most loved actresses, Kajol, who will be back on the big screen with 'Dilwale', says she was in a "comfort zone" working with Shah Rukh Khan and director Rohit Shetty, and that she chose the film for its "unpredictable" element.

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Kajol. Pic/Satyajit Desai

Asked about what made her say 'yes' to the film, considering that she is often quite "choosy" when it comes to selecting her movies, Kajol said: "I wanted to do something which is unpredictable...and this film is definitely not predictable. I wanted to do something that I have not done before and I really liked the role and character in this film."

The fact that it has Shah Rukh as a co-actor and Rohit Shetty as a director made it her "comfort zone", she said. "I think that matters a lot. I think that made a difference."

Kajol spoke during an exclusive media interaction with select scribes at the Ramoji Film City, where the last leg of Rohit Shetty's directorial is being shot.

Bollywood buffs are looking forward to the film, given Kajol and Shah Rukh's roaring onscreen chemistry, a proof of which lies in films from "Baazigar" to "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" to 'My Name Is Khan'. Together, they have made people believe in the magic of love.

The actress says working with Shah Rukh, who is also one of her closest friends in the industry, is not only a joy, but also a learning process.

Kajol was asked to describe how she and SRK have changed as individuals from the time they worked together in 1993 released film 'Baazigar' till now.

A lot, she said.

"I think I have changed for better and we have become better people and better actors today. As far as Shah Rukh is concerned, he is such a technically superior actor. He is one of the best actors we have today.

"Every time I work with him, I learn more and more from him. I learn more from watching him, working with him -- whether it is technically or emotionally. Working with him is pleasure, joy and a learning process," added Kajol, who promises to steal the thunder once again with her onscreen chemistry with the actor in "Dilwale".

The team's cast and crew was present here for a meet-and-greet with select media persons, who were given a chance to witness the shooting of the film at Ramoji Film City.

They also gave a sneak peek into what's in store in 'Dilwale', which is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, via a 20-minute video footage, which suggested that there will be dollops of romance, comedy and action in the upcoming entertainer. Also featuring Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, 'Dilwale' is set to release on December 18.

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