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Saif, Kareena's closeness raised questions

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By: Upala KBR Mid-Day
Monday, August 27, 2007

Ever since he broke up with steady girlfriend Rozza Catalano, Saif Ali Khan has become quite the man about town. And the ladies, they"ve been hovering around him like fruit flies.

Few can resist his dazzling charms, it seems. First, it was Bipasha Basu, then Diya Mirza. Now, the latest lady to have been floored by the chote nawab is his Tashan co-star, Kareena Kapoor.

Says a source, “Even though Saif and Kareena did Omkara together, they didn"t interact much other than in a few scenes in the film. However, they hit it off while shooting for Tashan in Ladakh and later, Jaisalmer."
Great connection

The source adds that both are young, good-looking and have a great lineage — Saif from the royal house of Pataudi and Kareena being Raj Kapoor"s granddaughter — so they have a lot of things in common.

“Sparks were bound to fly when they met on the sets of Tashan. In fact, they spent a lot of time together. There"s definitely a special connection," says the source.

However, a close friend of Kareena"s dismisses rumours of their budding closeness as nothing more than great friendship. “Bebo and Saif share a great rapport but there"s nothing beyond than that.

They have many things in common as they come from such distinguished families. They share a special bond but are not having an affair," says the friend, adding that they haven"t been in touch since the Jaisalmer schedule.

No time to party

“Where"s the time to socialise? Kareena was in Mumbai barely a day before flying off to Jodhpur to shoot for an ad on Friday. Next week, Bebo will leave for another schedule of Tashan in Kerala, along with Saif and Akshay Kumar," adds the friend.

The friend insists that Saif is an extremely nice guy and a thorough gentleman. “Saif makes a great buddy, but he"s not a flirt. Also, Bebo is very much in love with Shahid (Kapoor). She"s deeply committed to the relationship and will never do anything to jeopardise it."

Saif too, in his usual forthright manner, clears the air saying, “We do get along well. Kareena is a thorough professional and a warm person. However, we"re just great pals. It"s silly to insinuate anything more than that."

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