Amidst talks of her marriage celebrations, there is something else that is also keeping actor Kareena Kapoor busy. The actor, who is super excited about her next release, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine has been heard telling her close friends that this is her most challenging role till date. She has shed all her inhibitions for the role and pushed the envelope when it comes to playing her character on screen. So much so that, the actor, who hates smoking will also be seen smoking a cigarette and mouthing expletives.
The film, which is all set for a September 21 release, has got an A certificate from the Censor Board. While Madhur says an ‘A’ certificate was expected, considering the bold nature of the film, he doesn’t want to lose out on the TV audience, who will watch the trailer. A source from the industry says, “Since an ‘A’ certificate has been given to Heroine, the team has decided to have not one but three trailers. There will be three different trailers for the audience — the first one, which is the one with A certificate will be launched and available online, the second one will be for the theatre and TV with the U/A certificate and the third will be for UK, which will be for above 12 years of age. For the U/A trailer, cigarettes will be blurred, love-making scenes will be cut down and offensive words will either be beeped out or replaced. The Censor Board thought the trailer was very bold and not More >
Those hoping to catch the first teaser of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine, which was to be attached with Rowdy Rathore on June 1, will have to wait a little longer. It is learnt that the delay was caused due to differences between the director Madhur Bhandakar and the producers of the film. There is a clash of ideology on where and how to unveil the promo. A source reveals, “Madhur has cut a very hardhitting teaser that shows Kareena smoking and drinking. The producers have reservations about such a dark promo and have asked Madhur to re-shoot it. The producers feel that the Censors won’t release it without cuts. The director has his own vision of the first trailer and has agreed to delay the promo because he wants to include some more scenes in the promo that he still has to shoot.”
Shikha Kapur, Executive Director — Marketing, for the studio confirms, “There were some shots in the teaser that showed the protagonist smoking and drinking, which we felt we should not include in the final cut as we wanted the teaser to cut across to as many people as possible. Hence it was a mutual decision to exclude the said shots. Madhur is also keen to include some really powerful shots in the teaser. These shots are there in the upcoming Heroine schedule and we are all really excited to the see the final outcome.”
Bhandarkar who plans to reshoot the promo says, “We want our teaser to reach as many people as possible and I now realise this. I will More >