After Imitiaz Ali’s Jab We Met in which she played the loveable and vibrant Geet, Kareena Kapoor has gained quite a higher position in the industry in terms of acclaim. Although she was choosy prior to JWM, it seems that Bebo is now being even more thorough in her selection process.
Recent news in the matter is that Sohail Khan approached her for his home production in which Salman Khan and him were to star with her, and Kareena’s reply to the offer was that she’d agree to it if only her role was completely rewritten to make it far more substantial than it originally was. Sohail followed madam’s orders and delivered a more than satisfactory role to Kareena. The film is now titled Main Aur Mrs Khanna and is being produced by Ronnie Screwala in association with Sohail Khan. Speaking to Mid-Day about the film and her role in particular, Kareena stated that the film is a girl’s story despite Salman and Sohail having important roles alongside her.
Speaking about roles being specifically written for her, Kareena replied saying that beau Saif Ali Khan’s newly established production house may be writing such roles for her because Saif is forever asking her what kind of characters she’d like to play. She jumps at the question and says that she’d love to do a Mamma Mia! and is in fact a huge fan of Meryl Streep, making a point to catch all her films. Another role she’d love to do is one from Mother India although the frivolous actress is very much in doubt about the possibility of getting such beautiful scripts in today’s day and age.
She continued to talk about her roles and selection process by saying that her criteria for selection was always quite tough and clear to makers. Bebo even went on to say that she has particular interest in roles that people would assume she cannot do such as that in Chameli and Omkara.
Well, Bebo, we wish you all the best in this quest for your dream roles and we wish all the directors aspiring to sign you even more luck so that they can blow you away with the roles in mind! Watch out for the specially re-written role for Bebo exclusively in Main Aur Mrs Khanna, slated for release 3rd July this year!