The much talked about project has finally found a lead. Kareena Kapoor has agreed to replace Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Madhur Bhandarkar’s ambitious project ‘Heroine’, reported the website Spicezee.
The film which was launched amidst the press at this year’s Cannes film festival was supposed to star Aishwarya in the lead role along with Arjun Rampal and Arunoday Singh Singh. Soon after, news of Aishwarya’s pregnancy spread like wild fire. While Aishwarya was confident of shooting for the film in a start to finish schedule, Madhur decided to drop her from the film as he was unsure of having a pregnant actress in his film, the report says.
Since then many names have cropped up as suitable replacement for Ash. Finally Kareena has agreed to step into Ash’s shoes. On Monday, UTV`s CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur and the writer of the film, Niranjan Iyengar flew down to Hyderabad to meet Kareena. According to sources, the meeting proved to be quite fruitful.
While Kareena has given her nod to the project, she has put in some conditions. Speaking to a daily, a source revealed, “Kareena has consented to the snorting, drinking and smoking scenes. Earlier, she had strong reservations against them. Now, she just doesn`t want to do the explicit lovemaking scenes with Arjun Rampal and Sudhir Mishra`s discovery Arunoday Singh. Those scenes are extremely sexy and Kareena is just not comfortable doing them.” daily times monitor