The source continues, "After chasing the young actress for some months to hear a narration, she got a date from her but fifteen minutes into the narration, Kajol excused herself and walked out. After waiting for an half-an-hour, Aparna realised that she was not coming back and left the Devgan residence, smarting with humiliation. Now she has cast her daughter Konkona in the role. A few years ago, Aparna was to direct Kajol's husband Ajay Devgan in PNC's Gulel but that project fell through even though Ajay had liked the script.
Aparna Sen rubbishes the rumour, "Absolute rubbish! I never even
thought of Kajol for Iti Mrinalini which is a small budget Bengali
film where Konkona and I were always supposed to be playing the
younger and older age of the same person. Kajol was never even
considered! I have never met her."
Kajol's spokesperson too maintains, "Kajol and Aparna have never met."