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After Bebo’s recent dismissal of her Emraan Hashmi production, sources indicate that close buddies Ekta Kapoor may not be feeling too kindly about Kareena anymore
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; July 3, 2012)
Close pals Ekta Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor may not on the best of terms these days. It all started when Bebo was supposed to do the sequel of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai that Ekta is producing. But the actress reportedly walked out at the last moment and had to be replaced by Sonakshi Sinha. Now, apparently Ekta is not happy with Bebo’s antics.
A source informs, “Ekta was not happy with the fact that Kareena opted out at the last minute. However, Ekta who is also doing a co-production with Karan Johar, to be directed by Akshay Roy and stars Emraan Hashmi really wanted Bebo to sign this film. Apparently, Kareena did not even hear the script. Ekta was very unhappy about it and has been telling people that she will never work with her in the future.”
The source adds, “A couple of days back, Ekta also had a funny status message on her phone, which could indicate: Damaged Psycho + Dumb Bimbo = Heroine (we wonder if she was referring to Bebo’s next release). This clearly shows that she is not very happy with Bebo.” When we contacted Kareena Kapoor, she rubbished the news. Ekta however chose not to reply to our SMS.
She has given her nod to the Ekta Kapoor – Karan Johar film that was turned down by Bebo, who was allegedly not comfortable with Hashmi
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 19, 2012)
So who’s afraid of Emraan Hashmi? Not Deepika Padukone, who has reportedly given her nod to the ambitious Ekta Kapoor- Karan Johar venture. Dippy in fact picks up where Kareena had left off. Readers may recall that despite agreeing to do the film when it was first announced, Kareena had politely bowed out when it became obvious that Emraan would be playing the male lead. Though no official reason was ever cited for her walkout, it has been rumoured that Bebo was not comfortable sharing screenspace with Hashmi, who is fast gaining currency as one of the most unlikely heroes. Dippy however seems to have no such qualms. If at all, she seems to be keen on getting out of her comfort zone. First she signed up with her ex lover, and now this. A source close to the Balaji-Dharma project revealed, “It is strange Kareena was not happy with her role. She also told Ekta and Karan that her wedding would be around the same time they wanted to start shooting for the film. It’s a heroine-oriented film and Emraan is not the mainstay of the project. Deepika was so excited about her role that she agreed to it a couple of days before boarding the flight to Turkey, where she is currently shooting for Race 2.”
According to the source, later, Kareena had a change of heart and expressed a wish to return to the More >