I can’t believe the amount of drama there’s been just casting for this movie! Remember my spy reported that Kareena Kapoor herself claimed she’d be doing Ram Leela? And then the next thing we heard was that Deepika Padukone was playing the lead? Well here’s the latest from Kareena’s camp on the subject! Go figure.
Now I’m told Kareena decided to handle this situation good old Bollywood espionage style! Apparently when Sanjay Leela Bhansali came to her with this romantic drama starring Ranveer Singh, she was quite esctatic. Bebo, you see has been wanting to work with SLB for quite sometime. (In fact there was even a possibility that she might have done Guzaarish if the dates had worked out.) BUT after the initial offer, Kareena started hearing that Bhansali was simultaneously also considering Priyanka Chopra for the lead. And now here’s where we enter into the murky mind of diva-land. My spy says Kareena was mega upset to hear that her biggest rival was being considered behind her back, plus those leaked reports that Bhansali was not keen on working with an about-to-be-married actress couldn’t have helped…
So guess what Bebo did? She told Bhansali that she’s ready to sort out the dates to suit his schedule (in fact she’d even renegotiate her fees!) and just as SLB was set to go to the press she walked off the project smirking that actually she was no longer interested and Priyanka would be a better choice! Um… ok then.
Further sources claim that this was Bebo’s way of putting Bhansali in his place and trumping him at his own game. And to top it all she’s still mighty upset with the director and has vowed never to work with him again! Now that only time will tell, but at the end of this off screen “Ram Leela” I can tell you who’s smug as a bug – Darling Dippy who managed to stay out of this (decidedly one-sided cat fight) and still managed to come out on top! Well played Miss Padukone, well played.
Personally, I’m still mystified as to why Kareena would walk out of the project when she had it in the bag, unless of course she didn’t (have it in the bag that is)… but I’m going to defer judgement and ask what you think:
a) Was Sanjay Leela Bhansali purposely pitting actresses against each other, and if so, who was his first choice?
b) Is Kareena just covering her tracks now that she’s out of the project?
c) Is this some massive publicity stunt by one of the parties involved?
d) None of the above.
Post a comment, I’d love to know! xoxo
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