“My role is not that of Julia Roberts” – Kareena Kapoor

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By this time it is well known that Dharma Production’s latest offering We Are Family starring Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal is a Bollywood remake of Hollywood’s Stepmom that starred Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts. It is also quite clear that the stars have claimed time and again that the film is not a replica of the Hollywood blockbuster.

Recently, Kareena Kapoor has taken it upon herself to claim that her role of the stepmom is far removed from the same role that was essayed by Julia Roberts. “There are no similarities whatsoever between Shreya, the character I play in We Are Family, and the role essayed by Julia Roberts in Stepmom. Of course, given the fact that We Are Family is an official adaptation of Stepmom, comparisons will be there but I have played this part the way I would have done it. In fact, besides the fact that both (the character played by Julia and Kareena) are career driven women there are no similarities,” Kareena stated during promotions of the film.

Now, it is already common knowledge that each actor plays each role different with new flavour and zest, but is that enough for Kareena to claim that her role is completely different than Julia’s? We will have to see to find out!

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