Kareena Kapoor may have toned-down these days but her air of privilege refuses to die. The Jab We Met star says, “I have always got to handpick roles I wanted to do. I think I am blessed, [it’s] literally like I’d go shopping.”

A week before she turns 27 (on September 21), Bebo tells HT City that she is looking forward to her birthday. “My sister buys me a lot of jewellery, she really pampers me a lot… I’m really looking forward to my birthday which is in, like 10 days.”

But she has no celebrations planned this year. “I will be shooting for Raju Hirani’s film with Aamir in Shimla, on my birthday. That’s more than a birthday gift for any actress."

"No celebrations this year. Though there should be special celebrations this year, but no…” And what does she mean by ‘should be? “I mean professionally things have gone so well,” she quips.

In the Capital to inaugurate the Floriana Group’s Lambency Chandan Sparsh spa, Kareena said she has fun memories of Delhi. She loves the city for its food but dislikes it for its weather and because it separates her from Karisma.

But the actress has such a hectic schedule that she probably won’t have too much time to miss Karisma in the near future. Her forthcoming releases include Golmaal Returns, Kambakht Ishq, Main aur Mrs Khanna, and Idiots.

“There’s also Renzil’s film with Karan Johar with Saif and yet another film I’ve just signed with Saif — it’s his production with Sriram Raghavan,” she says.

Though the actress made a huge impact with Jab We Met, she picks Chameli as the movie “which was a turning point for my career. I think the audience now wants to see me in hard-hitting roles.” Her next such role will be in Karan Johar’s next film, where she plays a terrorist’s wife.

She will take a two-month break in the US later this year, Kareena reveals, much deserved time off after her hectic schedule since Jab We Met.

The actress who recently shot with Sylvester Stallone in Paramount Studios, says that the Hollywood star stunned her with his lack of airs. “He drove into the studio alone — no make-up artist, hair stylist, not even a spot boy. My first question was ‘where’s your entourage?’. I told him Indian stars always walk around with their entourage and he replied ‘I walk around here on my own, I don’t want an entourage’. Our Indian crew was doing his make-up and hair, and he was having unit chai. ”

That’s not the only eye-opener from Bebo. She also reveals her plans to “open a school for differently abled children.” It’s a project she and Karisma plan on doing together, but it will take time.”