Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, the real-life love birds, have signed their new [fourth] film together. The film in question will be directed by Imtiaz Ali Socha Na Tha] and produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd. [the firm had produced Golmaal and Bhagam Bhag recently].
The casting of Shahid and Kareena raises eyebrows primarily because the two actors had decided against starring in a film together after Fida, 36 China Town and Chup Chup Ke. "I guess, people are deciding a lot of things for us these days," Shahid laughs, "Its mere speculation. Not once have Kareena or I ever made a statement to that effect."
Let's talk of their new project together. "Our only pre-condition was, our roles have to compliment each other. Not more, not less. We were looking at several scripts that would do justice to our talent. When Imtiaz approached us with this offer, we couldn't refuse it because of its novel premise. It's something we haven't attempted in the past," Shahid reveals.
Reportedly, it's a love story with a startling twist. "I wouldn't like to divulge much at this stage. All I'd like to say is that it's driven by two characters," the teen heart-throb states. The film is expected to go on floors in March this year.
Incidentally, Imtiaz Ali is also in talks with Vipul Amrutlal Shah for a film that'll star Akshay Kumar in the lead. "We are definitely talking," Vipul tells me, "Imtiaz is currently involved with the pre-production formalities of the Shahid-Kareena starrer. We have decided to revive our talks once he's through with that film. Obviously, Imtiaz can't shoot two films simultaneously."
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