- 'Singh Saab The Great' fares better than 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' in opening weekendSaif Ali Khan watches 'Bullett Raja' with wife Kareena and sister-in-law Karisma'Ram-Leela' dominates, close Rs 100 cr mark, 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' dismalDeepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh's 'Ram-Leela' reaches Rs 100 cr mark after 14 days
Deepika Padukone is busy - number crunching and collecting compliments coming her way after her impressive performance in Ram-Leela; her fellow actor Kareena Kapoor has had to defend her decision of walking out of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film and opting to do the tepid 'Gori Tere Pyaar Mein' instead.
In a recent interview, Kareena Kapoor said: "I confess that Iím mad. There have been times when I've signed a film and then felt it was wrong. Yes, I was supposed to do Ram-Leela but I changed my mind. I decided to do GoriÖ instead. With me, itís all about the mood. There are no regrets. Iíve worked with some really good directors. Iíve missed the chance to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali but thereís always a next time. Iím the only actress who can boast of giving films to other actresses.Ē
Grapes are sour? Or plain honesty? Kareenaís dig about giving films to other actresses has a ring of truth in it. She began her career with this spirit of generosity after all. She was the original choice for Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai before it ended up launching Ameesha Patel in Bollywood. Kareena also famously left Kal Ho Naa Ho and, in the process, gifted Preity Zinta with a role she will be most remembered for. Of course, Preity also got to return the favour when she didnít do Imtiaz Aliís Jab We Met ó a film and role which turned around Kareenaís career.
When we talk of star power we somehow always end up talking in terms of tangibles ó money, endorsement deals, TV show deals and more deals. But the true power that a star possesses is his/her decision to say yes or no. A Ďyesí makes the starís career and a Ďnoí makes someone elseís career. Itís all about the choice. And itís a loaded choice.
Currently, the casting of Ekta Kapoor and Tigmanshu Dhuliaís Milan Talkies is deeply contested. Said to be Tigmanshuís ďfirst out-and-out romanceĒ the film was announced last year with Imran Khan and Priyanka Chopra. After the debacle of Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara, Imran walked out of the project famously declaring, ďI am very happy with my decision, it allows me to sleep peacefully at night.Ē There was strong buzz that Shahid Kapoor has replaced him which was denied by Shahid. Now there is buzz that Varun Dhawan might be approached for