Exclusive: Why Punit Malhotra Chose Kareena Kapoor Over Parineeti Chopra

Rashmi Daryanani , 12 Jul 2012
Punit Malhotra
Punit Malhotra

We told you yesterday that Kareena Kapoor was confirmed as the lead in Punit Malhotra‘s next, and not Parineeti Chopra as was initially the plan. The reason for this?

Our spy tells us Kareena put in a call to Karan Johar – whose banner Dharma Productions is producing the film – and asked to be a part of the film. The character needs to be a loud Punjabi lass who’s unglamorous and not pretty at all, so while our source believes Kareena is a complete misfit for the character, her call to Karan Johar made Punit Malhotra pick her – although, apparently, he is not too happy about it. We hear she was adamant about doing the film since she has nothing in her kitty after Heroine, but apparently she wasn’t aware that Parineeti was in the running for the role.

Furthermore, Bebo is maha upset that she’s only in the news for her impending marriage, and won’t answer questions about her marriage (Team MissMalini knows this first-hand). She’s also asked beau Saif Ali Khan to refrain from giving interviews about it.

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