Shivaleeka Oberoi recently impressed us with her performance in Yeh Saali Aashiqui co-starring Vardhan Puri. The young actress was impressed with Kareena Kapoor Khan’s character from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham that she decided to start acting.
Bebo’s character Poo, from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, has inspired many young actors and debutant Shivaleeka Oberoi is one of them. Having seen the movie 18 years ago, Shivaleeka remembers strutting around the house with a dupatta swung around her shoulder. She would attempt to speak in the same tone that Kareena Kapoor used in the movie and throw a very ‘Poo’ attitude. Thankfully, Shivaleeka’s family knew of the young one’s undying love for the big star and let her be at it.
“My family used to be amused at all the drama I used to make. Poo was my favourite character and I would love prance around thinking I am Kareena.”
In fact, this debutante also auditioned for the role of Geet in Jab We Met just so that she could share screen space with the actress. The actress said,
“Geet’s ‘Main Apni Favorite Hu’ had even become a part of my lingo at one point and I was thrilled when I was asked to perform that in my audition for Yeh Saali Aashiqui. She has built what many of us are working towards and she is proof that talent rules this industry!”
Incidentally, Shivaleeka bagged her second movie even before her first, Yeh Saali Aashiqui one released. She is already shooting for her second film Khuda Hafiz in Uzbekistan. Said Ms. Oberoi,
“Am enjoying every bit of shooting for movies and I owe it to Kareena Kapoor for making me dream that I could become one. Her persona, her talent, and her unapologetic attitude have always made me confident.”
Even today Shivaleeka makes it point to read and watch all of Kareena Kapoor’s interviews. Shivaleeka has seen all of Kareena’s movies and some of them, watched more than 5 times. Shivaleeka also likes Kareena’s style of dressing and looks upto her in every aspect.