NEW DELHI: Determined to match strides with the formidable scene-stealer Kajol in the Hindi version of Stepmom, the actress has been quietly attending acting workshops with the film's

director Siddharth Malhotra. Malhotra's film is inspired by director Chris Columbus 1998 hit drama Stepmom.

"The last time I rehearsed for a part was for Vishal Bharadwaj's Omkara. But that was a more unconventional film and role where I had to get into a milieu and character I knew nothing about. But Stepmom is urban and very contemporary. I play a very normal metro-centric working girl," Kareena said.

Through the workshops Kareena is discovering how difficult it is to play a normal girl. "I walk, talk, dress like an ordinary working girl. I couldn't cut my hair as planned because of continuity clashes. And I didn't want to cut my long hair. But I'm

going for a new hairstyle," said Kareena.