Kareena Kapoor on rejecting 'Ram-Leela': I confess that I'm mad

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Kareena Kapoor said: Kareena Kapoor said: "I confess that I’m mad. There have been times when I've signed a film and then felt it was wrong. (Twitter)
SummaryKareena Kapoor: "Yes, I was supposed to do Ram-Leela but I changed my mind. With me, it’s all about the mood."

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 I’m 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 Gori… instead. With me, it’s all about the mood. There are no regrets. I’ve worked with some really good directors. I’ve missed the chance to work with Sanjay Leela Bhansali but there’s always a next time. I’m the only actress who can boast of giving films to other actresses.”

Grapes are sour? Or plain honesty? Kareena’s 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 didn’t do Imtiaz Ali’s Jab We Met — a film and role which turned around Kareena’s career.

When we talk of star power we somehow always end up talking in terms of tangibles — 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 ‘yes’ makes the star’s career and a ‘no’ makes someone else’s career. It’s all about the choice. And it’s a loaded choice.

Currently, the casting of Ekta Kapoor and Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies is deeply contested. Said to be Tigmanshu’s “first out-and-out romance” 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, “I am very happy with my decision, it allows me to sleep peacefully at night.” 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

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