Successful Youtuber and a digital star who has carved a permanent niche for herself in the OTT and web world now, in her latest interview the stunning star who also appeared in hit bollywood film by YRF Films banner, Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002), Barkha Singh says people still refer to me as young Kareena Kapoor.
We all know how Bollywood films have had some unforgettable and amazing performances by child actors wherein there have been many who reached pinnacle of fame as child actors but their careers as actors didn’t gather that much success and recognition and on same lines, the successful Youtuber and digital / TV star Barkha Singh says people still refer to me as young Kareena Kapoor.
We have had some super successful examples in form of Alia Bhatt and Kunal Kemmu and on other side we also have examples like Sana Saeed and Omkar Kapoor who had to work really hard for getting out of that image and shedding more light on this point, in her latest interview, Youtuber Barkha Singh says people still refer to me as young Kareena Kapoor.
Many people don’t remember maybe, but even the versatile actor and youtuber who is now also a digital star in OTT world, Barkha Singh was also a child artiste who did couple of films in early 2000’s which include playing young Tina aka young Kareena Kapoor in Yash Raj Film’s Mujhe Dosti Karoge!, also featuring Hrithik Roshan and Rani Mukerji. When asked that did she also face same type of resistance when she tried making her career as an actor and she said, “Not really and maybe that is because when I was a child actor, I did it as a hobby and not a profession. I hadn’t done that much of films or long running TV shows. What I did was more like a summer vacation. Like Mujhse Dosti Karoge happened in the summer break between my third and fourth standard. I was like let’s go to Switzerland and Manali and meet Hrithik, Kareena and Rani”.
Barkha also adding that since it was more like a hobby, this helped her shared, “I loved performing but it was never professionally done by me. I had no expectations to come back to, like oh I was a famous child actor and I need to be famous again. Most of the industry didn’t even remember me as my child acting stint wasn’t a long running one that I had to keep my studies aside to pursue that”.
Also opening up on when she started working professionally it was like a clean slate for her, Barkha added, “Nor did I reach out to people who I worked with in the past, for work, like Yash Raj Films. I started from the ground level up so I didn’t have to face those challenges”.
When quizzed that having played young Kareena did it stay with her, on this Barkha said, “A lot of times people still do refer to me as young Kareena and it’s surprising that people actually remember that. They even say that my face is still the same, although I don’t know whether to take it as a compliment. I do remember giving the audition for that role and it was a tough process. There were about 600-700 kids who auditioned for the role of young Tina, and I want there pretty chill after school, just in an attempt to make my mother buy me ice cream on the way. It just happened that I got it but I did give five rounds of auditions for that. People sometimes still do remember it and especially one phrase, where we go like, ‘Tina… Pooja’. That kind of got stuck with the people, but thankfully now people recognise me for my more recent work”.