Koffee With Karan 8 is going on. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt were the guests of the fourth episode of the show. This episode was in discussion because Kareena talked about her enmity with Ameesha Patel. Apart from this, there was a lot of talk about Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Kareena and Bhansali have an old matter. Bhansali had fired Kareena from a film. Kareena herself left the second film. Kareena also swore that she would never work with Bhansali in her career. But now he is ready to do SLB’s film.
Alia Bhatt recently worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. She is doing another film with him. Probably Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Baiju Bawra’. But his fellow guest Kareena has a history with Bhansali. Karan asked Kareena that Aishwarya, Deepika and Alia, all three worked with Bhansali. Which of these actor’s collaboration will Kareena rate more? On this Kareena said-
“I still have a chance to work with him.”
(I still have a chance to work with him)
On this, Karan took a dig at Kareena’s old statements and said-
“Okay! You are on the line.”
This whole mess started during the making of ‘Devdas’. Bhansali had earlier cast Kareena in this film. He had also done photoshoot etc. But at the last moment, Bhansali removed Kareena from the film and cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the role of Paro. After this incident, Kareena had said in an interview that she was never interested in playing the role of Paro. Because at that time he was too young to play such a character. According to Kareena, Bhansali insisted and cast her in ‘Devdas’. He said that Kareena is perfect fit in the role of Paro. Got the photoshoot done. Then they removed her and cast Aishwarya. Kareena had then also said that even if she was in the worst phase of her career and Bhansali was a top director, she would still not work with him.
However, both were going to work together in ‘Ram Leela’. This film was being made with Ranveer Singh and Kareena Kapoor. But Kareena left that film 10 days before the shooting. After this he said in the interview that Bhansali is a ‘nobody’. Kareena had also said that Bhansali follows her with one film after another. But he is a very confused director. And he is not a man who sticks to his words. After that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was going to make ‘Bajirao Mastani’. His first choice for this film was Salman and Aishwarya. But due to personal reasons Aishwarya refused to work with Salman. After this, Bhansali wanted to make a film with Kareena and Salman. But then that film could not be made. In 2015, he made that film with Ranveer, Deepika and Priyanka.
After all this, from what Kareena said in ‘Koffee with Karan’, it seems that she wants to work with Bhansali. Probably because Bhansali’s films have started performing well now. Plus the female characters in his films are strong. Like he had made ‘Gangubai…’. Now making ‘Heera Mandi’. Both are women centric projects.
Kareena Kapoor was last seen in a film named ‘Jaane Jaan’. In the coming days, she is going to be seen in films like ‘The Buckingham Murders’, ‘The Crew’ and ‘Singham Again’.