It is said that Barbara was sceptic when Rakesh Roshan first approached her for Kites. Her fear raised on seeing some of his mediocre videos on the internet. However, he acted smart by handing her the DVDs of his films Koi Mil Gaya, Lakshya and Dhoom 2. As expected, she was impressed by his performance in the film and accepted the offer.
Interestingly, the duo bonded like no one else during the shooting of the film. It was even rumoured that they were more than friends, though they denied having any affair.