Says a source close to Kapoor, "Bebo was to attend the international film festival. 'Tweedy' Cole was already there to perform a 30-minute set at a party thrown by luxury jewellery firm de Grisogono on May 18 at the Hotel du Cap.
The singer had performed in front of a star-studded crowd including Naomi Campbell and fashion heir Margherita Missoni. The organisers heard that Cole was keen on meeting the Indian actress and an invitation for the A-List event was sent out to her."
The source adds that Kareena, who's shooting for Rohit Shetty's Golmaal 3 in Goa, had to give it a miss. "Though her managers were informed of the invitation, Bebo herself had to turn it down as the Golmaal 3 schedule in Goa had been fixed months ago and they were shooting the film's climax with the entire cast (20 people in all). There was no way she could have opted out and made it to the party in France."
Says Bebo, "I was invited to attend Cheryl's party but was in Goa and overworked. Of course, it would have been fun to go and I would have loved to attend. I love her songs and was very keen on meeting her. Maybe I'll meet her if I go to Cannes next year."
Cheryl Cole rose to fame in 2002 after becoming a member of pop group Girls Aloud through ITV's reality television programme Popstars: The Rivals. With Girls Aloud, Cole has been successful in achieving a string of 20 consecutive UK top ten singles (including four number ones), two UK number one albums, and received nominations for five BRIT Awards, winning Best Single in 2009 for The Promise. In 2008, she became a judge on the British reality television show The X Factor. Apparently Cheryl had even been paid a whopping amount of $375,000 ( £250,000) as fees to sing at the party at Cannes this year.