There was a time when Kareena Kapoor Khan was producer Karan Johar‘s favourite girl. Not only did he praise her in interviews, but he also made her his first choice when it came to casting a lead for his films. However, Bebo has now been replaced by none other than the flavour of the season – Deepika Padukone! An insider from Dharma Productions spilled the beans a little while earlier and told me that Karan wants to sign Deepika for a three film deal, which will mean that she’ll be doing projects with him until 2016!
The super success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has established Dippy as Dharma’s current favorite girl. So much so that there is even talk that KJo wants to revive an old script and cast Deepika and Ranbir Kapoor in it. Remember on Koffee With Karan, Salman Khan asked Karan who he has signed next? At that time, Karan had said, “I haven’t signed anybody.” However, Salman refuted that by saying, “Don’t lie. You’ve signed Ranbir Kapoor.” It’s possible that he was referring to this same old script that Karan’s production house is now toying with making into a film.
Unfortunately, even though Karan is fond of Kareena, her track record with his production house hasn’t really been that great. Most of her films, like Kurbaan, Ek Mein Aur Ek Tu, or the recent disaster Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, have failed to create any buzz at the box office. As a result, working with her is no longer a ‘must-do’, and he is now considering Deepika as his priority at the moment.
Therefore, don’t be surprised if you start hearing Karan Johar gushing about and praising Deepika in all his interviews this year, because you may just end up seeing her as the star in a string of Dharma Production films!