Abhishek, Kareena not in Bhansali’s next

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For all those eagerly awaiting the pairing of Abhishek Bachchan-Kareena Kapoor again on the screen, here’s the sad news. Contrary to recent reports, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is not casting the two of them in his next movie.

It was reported that Abhishek and Kareena- whose relationship soured after Abhi’s breakup with her sister Karishma- had finally put the past behind them and had agreed to costar in Bhansali’s next Hira Mandi, supposedly based on the life of a sex worker. After kick starting their filmy careers together with their debut movie Refugee, they were paired once again in Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon. They were also a part of Yuva and LOC Kargil although they did not have scenes together. And though they always stated in public interviews that they would love to work with each other if a proper script came their way, sources say that Abhi wasn’t comfortable working with her even though Bebo tried to patch up with him. So much so that he supposedly had her replaced in Dostana and Dilli 6.

Which is why news of their coming together created such a strong buzz. However, a source stated that Bhansali doesn’t have any plans to revive Hira Mandi-nor Bajirao Mastani- and for the time being he is only concentrating on Guzaarish starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. After that, he will start working on My Friend Pinto which boasts of an unusual starcast of Prateik Babbar, Kalki Koechlin, Divya Dutta, Makrand Deshpande, Shakeel Khan, Arjun Mathur and Raj Zhutshi

Looks like this combo will continue eluding the silver screen for a long long time.

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