Real life girlfriend-boyfriend and actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are thorough professionals and do not bother agreeing to a love making scene on screen if their script demands it. But does it bother them if their family is going to watch it? Well yes, it does matter. Ask Kareena, who requested producer Karan Johar to cut the intimate scene from Kurbaan for the one show in which her mother Babita and Babita’s friends will be watching.
The actress is nervous about her mother’s reaction to the scenes. “I asked Karan if he could hide that one reel only from mom’s trial,” said the no 1 Bollywood actresses. Karan in turn told her, “Shut up Bebo, and go take a walk. I’m doing no such thing.”
Currently the actress is in Sydney, for shooting Karan’s next Step Mom along with Kajol. But a source close to her says that the only thing which was on her mind till she boarded the flight was how her family will react to the intimate scene from Kurbaan.
Kareena Kapoor joins the initiative started by Radio Mirchi about remembering and saluting the heroes of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. The actress was recently on Radio Mirchiâ€™s program Sunset Samosa along with RJ Suren and talked about the initiative as well as her upcoming film Kurbaan. The stunning actress who visited the radio station after six years asked people to name those people who helped them during the 26/11 crisis. Meanwhile, Radio Mirchi has arranged special screening of Kurbaan to those nominees, where lead stars of the film Kareena and Saif Ali Kahan will also be present.
Kurbaan, a production by Karan Johar and direction by first time director Rensil D’Silva also talks about terrorism. Talking about her role in the film, Kareena said, “I think this is one of my best roles after Jab We Met, so I am very excited about it. Karan came up with ‘Some love stories have blood on them’ because the film is very intense; blood here refers to the pain.”
The memories of the attack are horrifying, but it also reminds us the bravery and humanity of our commandos, Mumbai police and firemen. It showed us that humanity still wins. So to honour those heroes, Radio Mirchi comes forward with the unique idea.
Meanwhile Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan starrer Kurbaan is set to release on November 20. The film also stars Dia Mirza, Vivek Oberoi, Om Puri and Kirron Kher. Music by Salim-Suleiman is already making buzz, particularly the Shukran Allah is climbing on the music charts. However ‘Rasiya’ is the favourite of the music director. “Rasiya, as it is has dark undertones and really sets the mood for the images it accompanies in the film.” Well which is Kareena’s favourite? “The lyrics of all the songs are beautiful. Ali Maula is a very gripping song; the film comes to life in this song,” says Bebo.
Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor who were last seen together in 2003 in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon might come together for Abbas Mustan’s next film. The film is not titled yet but is the remake of Italian Job (2003).
Currently the director duo is working on the script but they already have the actors on their mind. Despite Abhishek and Kareena, the cast of the film will also include Neil Nitin Mukesh and Katrina Kaif. If all goes well, we will be seeing two leading ladies of Bollywood in one film as well as Abhishek and Kareena together after six years.
Revealing about the film, one source said, “Initially talks were on with Saif Ali Khan, but the actor did not have dates, and was replaced with Jr. Bachchan. Although Saifeena’s chemistry would have sizzled onscreen, it would be nice to watch Abhishek and Kareena after their last movie Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon in 2003. Both the actors made their debut together in Refugee and have been in the industry for years but have only featured in two films till today.”
However a source close to the directors said, “The directors always had Kareena in mind. They have managed to rope in Katrina too. After a long time, one will see two top actresses’ of Bollywood in the same film. The movie will go on floors in April and like every Abbas-Mustan’s film, this flick will also be shot lavishly on a big budget at international locations. Although the director-duo is in the scripting process, they are clear about the cast of their film.”
Studio 18 holds the rights of the film The Italian Job (2003). Sandeep Bhargava, CEO of the studio said, “We have the 2003 rights of The Italian Job. Abbas-Mustan is in the scripting process and are going to direct the film. They are the line producers and The Indian Film Company is the presenter. The movie will go on floors sometime next year.”
Is the star cast finalised? “The directors are still working on the script and until the script isn’t ready we can’t approach any actors,” he said.
However when asked to Zahid, manager of Bebo, he replied, “She has not signed the movie.”
They last appeared together in 2001 in Santosh Sivan’s Asoka. Thing become bitter between them later as Kareena Kapoor denied acting in Karan Johar’s Kal Ho Na Ho starring Shah Rukh Khan demanding more money. However she later appeared in item numbers along with the King Khan in Don and Billu showing her reformed union with him. There had been talks many times that Kareena will play a lead opposite Shah Rukh in his home production Ra. But it’s just confirmed that she is in the project which is a superhero kind.
In the film we will see her doing some stunts that she never did and also Shah Rukh flying from sky to save people. Shooting for the film will take off in December. The film will be shot mainly in US and Mumbai.
Producer Boney Kapoor and director Satish Kaushik trying to complete their five year pending project Milenge Milenge. And now as they have recorded two new songs for the film, the lead pair of the film Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor is not willing to work together any more after their much publicized break up. The songs are composed by Himesh Reshammiya.
A source close to Bebo said, “Kareena is more than happy to extend all cooperation to producer Boney Kapoor and director Satish Kaushik, but she won’t shoot an extra songs for the film. Shahid is a closed chapter.”
Will the actors come together for film’s promotion? Kareena, Shahid will not come together for the film’s publicity. Meanwhile a music video on song recorded by Himesh was planed to promote the film, but as the actors have refused to work jointly the filmmakers will use the footage.
Satish Kaushik, director of the film said, “Neither Shahid nor Kareena will shoot any more for the film. We’ll use the footage that we have for the two songs in the beginning and end-titles and for the promotional video.”
Many people in the industry often talk about Salman Khan’s big heart and generosity. However this time the lovely Kareena Kapoor has all praises for him.
Kareena experienced the kindness of her co-star during the shooting schedule of Main Aurr Mrs Khanna in Melbourne. Both the actors are friends and were always seen cracking jokes and laughing on the sets of the film. During their stay in Melbourne, Bebo used to go for shopping when shooting for the day is done. One day when she went for shopping, Salman accompanied her. At one store, when Kareena was headed to pay the bills after picking things for her, family, and friends, she was surprised to know that it’s already paid.
Finding Salman smiling wide, Kareena found who has made the sweet gesture to her. Salman also gifted a rare bag worth Rs 2.5 lakh to her, which she has sported in the film too.
Talking about the incident, Kareena said, “Salman’s generosity cannot be compared. It was a very sweet gesture on his part. He is a wonderful person at heart.”
‘Saifeena’ (short names of Saif and Kareena), the real life lovers playing couple in Karan Johar’s production venture Qurbaan has given some steamy scenes for the film. The film also has a love making scene in which Kareena showing her bare back. Kareena is just back in town after spending a long vacation in Switzerland. She got compliments by best friend Karan for her work in the film. Already fresh after vacation, Kareena gets more reasons to start working enthusiastically ahead. The actress will next head to the last three days of schedule of the film.
Kareena Kapoor’s zero size figure inspired an international pizza chain to think of a size zero pizza. Till five days ago Kareena was out of country. However she came to know about the news when sister Karisma Kapoor called to tell about the new pizza which her friends are talking about. Delhiites had already tasted the pizza and Kareena might be happy receiving such a tribute who also is one of the avid pizza lovers.
“I love Italian food,” says Kareena. “I must eat pizza at least twice a week; and yes, I’m flattered that a pizza has been named after me,â€ she adds. Later being little candid, Bebo said, “Honestly speaking, I’m no longer a size zero. I’m slightly rounded because I need to be that way for my role in Karan Johar’s Hindi version of Step Mom.”
Meanwhile, the size zero pizza features a thin crust with healthy vegetable toppings and low-fat cheese. And Kareena says, “It’s a misconception that cheese is unhealthy.” She explains, “My dietician has put me on a cheese diet for the longest time. Cheese has the right fat percentage required for the body and if eaten right, it can be advantageous rather than detrimental.”
Aamir Khan displayed a great body in his last release Ghajini, but over the time he gained seven kgs as not paying much attention to fitness regime. But now as he has to shot a song with Kareena Kapoor for Raju Hirani’s film Three Idiots, he wants to be back in. And for that Aamir has hired a badminton coach in Europe, where now days he is holidaying with wife Kiran Rao.
Aamir couldn’t manage to follow the regular fitness regime after Ghajini because of a personal loss as wife Kiran had a miscarriage. To get over of this the couple planned for a month long holiday far away in Europe. However by the time Aamir found that this is the time which he can use to lose his weight. The actor likes to play badminton and he feels that it helps him to be fit as well as to lose weight. Over the years, Aamir has been using this favourite way of staying fit. So he started finding out a coach in Europe. Although it was not easy to find a couch there, as the sport is not so popular in Europe.
Now the couch is staying with the couple 24/7 at their place in Europe, so that Aamir can play whenever he wants.
Though having long list of plans, Kareena’s more exciting for buying a house in Switzerland. “By the year-end, I hope having my own house in Switzerland,” says Kareena.
Mumbai gives privacy scarcely when she wants to be with beau Saifu. “It is hard to go for club or dinner as lack of privacy,” she complains. She spends time watching favorite television program or movies with Saif, when she has no shooting. “It’s getting kind of claustrophobic,” she added.
She seems to be more dedicated toward work and why not if house at the Alps is on the cards. Well from Swiss how will she manage the work? “If Johnny Depp can work in Los Angeles while living in Paris, then I can also” replay she.
Her other plans includes a short vacation in America after finishing with Karan Johar’s Qurban. September will see her sweating out with heavy physical exercise for action role of Agent Vinod. KJo’s next Stepmom with Kajol is there in her schedule for October. “In October Karan’s Stepmom, the emotional sustenance will begin followed by Agent Vinod. You will find me with kickass stunts, like Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”
Three Idiots opposite Aamir Khan is coming at Christmas, is special as directed by Raju Hirani of Munnabhai MBBS fame. “I do afraid and excited of the expectations from each film of mine,” says Kareena.
Besides films, the actress also plans to launch clothes line in the start of next year. “Talks with an international team on introducing my personal clothes line like Victoria Beckham are in the process. Very admired Kambakkht Ishq look has inspired me to launch my own label. I can’t disclose more as it is very early to speak.”