By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are all set to do an out-and-out love story together. The duo will be doing Imtiaz Ali's next film produced by Ashtavinayak. The untitled project is a romantic drama and shooting will begin next month in Punjab.
Kareena confirms the project, saying, "Shahid and I have never done a romantic drama before. Imtiaz's subject just blew our minds away. We will be going to Patiala to shoot from March 15.
Imtiaz has written the script himself. I am very excited and can't wait to get into character. Shahid and I are going to work extremely hard. With such a wonderful script, it will be a pleasure to work together again."
Sources close to Kareena inform that the actress plays a Punjabi girl from Bhatinda, while Shahid plays a boy from Mumbai.
Shahid also confirms having signed Imtiaz's film, but currently, he is savouring the 100-day success of Vivah. "It feels great as nobody expected the film to do so well.It has gone from strength to strength and been shown in 300 cinemas, which is an amazing feat. I am so thankful to Soorajji (Barjatya).
It's because of him that the film has done so well. I decided to sit at home two months before Vivah's release and not sign any film. I am happy I made the right decision."
After Imtiaz's film, Shahid starts working for Aziz Mirza's next. He doesn't want to divulge much, but sources close to him say that both he and Bebo took their time signing a film together.
"They were waiting for the right script to come along. They wanted to be sure about what they wanted to do for their next film. Imtiaz came to them with a great story - it's a love story driven by two principal characters.
It's the kind of script they were looking for. Imtiaz is an intelligent, talented director with a great script sense.
He's not worked for the last two years even after his first film, Socha Na Tha, as he was waiting for the right film. He's been patient and not allowed money to rule his priorities and that's important."
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