Madhur Bhandarkar is known to mirror reality in most of his films and Kareena Kapoor says his latest project Heroine is eighty percent based on real life. Kareena plays the role of Bollywood actress Mahi Arora in the film which revolves around the ups and downs in the life of a superstar.
Buzz was that the film has incorporated many incidents from the lives of actresses in the Hindi film industry. "I think the film is 80 percent based on reality. I have been watching it while dubbing for the film and I am shocked! After viewing this film, people will know what happens in the personal life of actresses," said Kareena, who was in the NCR to promote the film today.
After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pulled out of the film due to pregnancy, Kareena, who was Madhur's initial choice, stepped in to play the lead role. "I am glad the film finally came to me as I was keen on working with Madhur since watching Chandni Bar. I am happy I've worked with him in his best film," said Kareena.
The 31-year-old actress said she did not have any apprehensions taking up the film after Aishwarya opted out. "I didn't have any misgiving, nor am I wary of any comparisons. I have played the role my way, no one has played such a role before." Heroine has smoking as well as bold scenes and has been given an A certificate, which might cause a problem for satellite viewing of the movie.
Recently, The Dirty Picture had to undergo several cuts in order to be finally aired on TV. "I think it is wrong to discriminate between films on the basis of smoking or bold scenes and barring them from being telecast on TV. There are many other channels people can turn to which show such scenes," said Kareena.
Heroine hits theatres on September 21, which is Kareena's birthday.