Who says Kareena Kapoor will play Mandakini’s character in Milan Luthria’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Part 2’? Though she had initially said yes, but on second thought after coming to know what being Madakini really meant, the actress says emphatic no.
Apart from playing the don’s girlfriend, the role as envisaged by the filmmaker requires Kareena to get wet under a waterfall a la Madakini style. This technically means the actress had to wear a white saree and sit under the gushing water as done by Mandakini in her 1985 super hit film ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’, produced and directed by Kareena’s grandpa, the legendary (late) Raj Kapoor.
This scene, however famous,has not gone down too well with the modern day Mandakini, our Bebo. The scene in question was meant to be Kareena’s introductory scene in ‘OUATIM Part 2’. The actress has refused to do the scene point blank. The film will go on floors in January 2012. It is wondered if Milan Lutharia could do the movie without Kareena playing the coveted character of Mandakini as the latter did in ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’. The filmmaker is still hopeful of Kareena doing the role. However, we are keeping our fingers crossed.