By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, May 18, 2007
It seems things are now fine between Kareena Kapoor and debutant-in-waiting Harman Baweja. The duo is said to have signed Ramesh Taurani's next untitled project to be directed by Mohit Suri (Woh Lamhe).
It may be recalled that Kareena was signed to star in Harman's debut film, Harry Baweja's Love Story 2050, last year, but suddenly opted out citing date problems.
This did not go down well with the Bawejas, who had already shot a seven-day schedule with Kareena at a cost of Rs 16,00,000.
What's more, it was rumoured that Kareena constantly demanded date changes, leaving the Bawejas in a very tight spot after her sudden walk out.
The buzz was that she had opted out Love Story 2050 for Ram Gopal Varma's Time Machine opposite Shah Rukh Khan, which later got shelved. Priyanka Chopra was then roped in to play the leading lady opposite Harman.
Kareena, who is shooting for Imtiaz Ali's untitled film with beau Shahid in Manali, confirms she is doing Suri's film.
"It's a meaningful love story with a strong message and an interesting twist.
I've seen all of Mohit's films (Zeher, Kalyug and Woh Lamhe) and I think he's a very good filmmaker. I'm very excited about this project."
As for any discomfort over working with Harman, she maintains, "I'm extremely comfortable working with Harman.
Contrary to popular perception, I opted out of Love Story 2050 because I had genuine date problems. The issue was blown out of proportion."
Meanwhile, it seems Harman is playing hard-to-get with Bebo. While he was unavailable for comment, his father Harry Baweja says, "With due respect to everyone, Harman hasn't signed any film with Kareena.
However, talks are on with several production houses, including Tips (Ramesh Taurani).
As far as our problems with Kareena are concerned, that is in the past and we've all moved on. Harman has no problems working with Kareena in the future."
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