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."
According to B-Town buzz, Kajol walked out of a story narration given by Aparna Sen, because she wasn't too happy with the script and concept. Says a source from Kolkata, "Aparna Sen has written a Bengali film called Iti Mrinalini supposedly based on her own life, which is being produced by Venkatesh Films. It's the story of an aging actress and the script is said to have certain similarities to her life. The director was keen to cast Kajol, as her father was Bengali, and felt she would be familiar with the language. She wanted her to play the role of the younger actress while Sen would play the ageing actress."