We told you that Sonam Kapoor is slated to reprise Rekha‘s epic role in the remake of Khubsoorat. Last I heard that Sonam wanted to get the legendary actresses blessings (and perhaps some tips?) before going ahead and starting the film.
Sonam said, “I am scared because the whole point of the film is to capture the spirit of that character because the story has been completely changed. She did it so beautifully and I hope I can do even 10 percent of what she did… But at the same time, I hope to make it more current… like how young girls are right now. Let’s see how that works out,” she said.”
Despite her daddy Anil Kapoor knowing Rekha very well, my spy reports that the veteran actress doesn’t wish to attach herself to the remake in any way now. Apparently she’s had a change of heart and isn’t too thrilled at all with one of her favourite roles being remade by another actress and so politely declined an offer to spend some time with Sonam. (Odd since last time Sonam spoke to her she seemed happy about the film.)
*Aww*, I thought imitation was considered the best form of flattery no? Besides I think Sonam would fit the remake quite perfectly. Especially with those school-girl braids!
Psst! FYI, I hear Rekha favours Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan when it comes to the middling and new crop anyway.
Pix Yogen Shah for MissMalini