Kajol believes there is more scope for actors to experiment as the audiences are willing to see them in different roles. The star, known for her commercial hits such as "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" and "My Name is Khan", said actors can get away with playing all kind of roles now.
Kajol was talking on the sidelines of Lifebuoy event of Help A Child Reach 5.
When asked whether it was a difficult time for directors and actors to be a part of historical films in the wake of "Padmavati", Kajol told PTI, "I would not like to comment on 'Padmavati' issue, per se. (But) I don't think it is a difficult time for actors to work in a certain kind of film."
"It is a perfect time for actors to do any kind of films that they like. You can see a younger actor playing an older role and vice versa and get away with it.
She continued, “ People are willing to accept you and it is a fantastic time and space for actors to do any kind of film”. Bhansali's film is facing protests from various Rajput groups and politicians. The film was earlier scheduled to be released on December 1 but the makers had to defer the release. They are still waiting for a clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
At the event, Kajol also spoke about her children and their habits.
"I've been learning from my kids ever since I was pregnant. I have learned a lot from my kids. My biggest gurus are my kids. I learn something new from them every day," Kajol added.
Sometimes there are words which I don't understand when they are talking, so they tell me the meaning with a lot of patience and ease, Kajol added.
Sometimes it's their habits or outlook which I learn from. The most important thing I've learned from my kids is patience, She said she uses love and little threats when trying to make her children -- daughter Nysa and son Yug -- pick up a habit. But giving them knowledge is the right way.
The most important thing is that I believe when teaching a child, whatever it might be, you need to tell the reason behind it because every child asks the same thing, 'Mom, why?'
"So we can impart as much knowledge (to them) as possible. Make them understand the importance of its necessity and its benefits and keep doing it repeatedly. I am sure it will remain in their minds and form a habit."
Asked how she and her husband Ajay Devgn react to being caught doing something wrong by their children, she said: "If I am wrong and they catch it, then I apologize and rectify it.
"Ajay is perfect. He never makes any mistakes (laughs). He has OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder) when it comes to cleanliness. He keeps washing his hands over and over again. He is very conscious about it and keeps telling us to keep things clean."