The 'K' factor

APPARENTLY, THE trouble began in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, when Kareena played the famous ‘Poo’ role! It is said that she was still carrying a torch for Hrithik at the time (who she worked opposite with in the film), which made both his wife Suzanne

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Published: Thu 8 Feb 2007, 9:37 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 11:59 PM

kareenaand Karan uncomfortable. Nevertheless Karan still wrote in a role for Kareena in his next Kal Ho Naa Ho. After initial talks between them, came the financial aspect and apparently, Babita Kapoor demanded a price hike. Her reasoning being, that Karan could afford to pay them this money, since Dharma Productions always paid their artistes well. This did not go down well with Karan and he is reported to have consulted Adi Chopra on the matter.

If rumours from the Chopra camp are to be believed, Adi advised Karan to show Kareena the door. This led to the Chopras also not wanting to sign Kareena for any of their projects.

Heated words between Karan and Kareena led to a big fight when word got back to her that Karan had consulted Adi. She reportedly argued that the matter was between Karan and her and he should have left it that way. They parted ways and Karan signed on Preity instead.

But a year later, in 2004, Kareena sportingly appeared on Karan’s talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’ where she stated that she really missed not being a part of Kal Ho Naa Ho and wished to work with Karan again.

Two years down the line, when Kareena realised that her career needed a boost, she decided to patch up with Karan and approached him accordingly. Karan on his part is said to have gone about setting things right between her and Adi Chopra as well. So now, we might just hear an announcement about Kareena from the Chopra camp as well!

Meanwhile, she’s certainly doing Karan’s next project, directed by Soham of Kaal fame. While the news is out that John Abraham is a part of this film, it is not yet confirmed whether Sanjay Dutt has agreed to do the film as well. If he does, he will be returning to the Johar camp after 13 years, when he did Gumrah for Karan’s dad, Yash Johar. And if he does, we will see a first time pairing of Kareena and Sanjay Dutt on screen!

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