Kareena Kapoor is hot property after 'Jab We Met', and she is
flooded with offers. The actor took some time and decided that the
first movie she would sign after the unexpected hit would be 'Kambakht
Ishq'. A very clever move, considering the fact that she is paired
opposite none other than Akshay Kumar, with whom she has had a series
of hits in the past. Also, the producer is Sajid Nadiadwala, known to
deliver hits. The film will be directed by Sabir Khan.
Kareena says, "It is a very unusual love story, and I loved the
script, and besides, I always wanted to act in Sajid Nadiadwala's
banner. Besides I am looking forward to work with Akshay again – this
will be our fifth film together, and we share an excellent chemistry on
screen." She has to finish her schedule for 'Tashan', before she can
begin shooting for this one.
Nadiadwala is ecstatic, what with his hit 'Heyy Babyy' and this new
casting coup of sorts. He apparently looked for a heroine for over
three months, and Kareena is said to be choosy about her scripts. How
then, did the actor agree to his film? "I don't make action films but
women-centric films where the girl's role is pivotal to the story," he
smiles, adding, "My director Sabir and I both saw JAB WE MET together
and absolutely loved it. Her transition from an extroverted character
and a matured character was fantastic. It was a difficult role, and she
'Kambakht Ishq' is a romantic comedy, and will go on floors in
January. "It is an international love story, and will be shot on a huge
scale," says Nadiadwala, adding that it will be shot in exotic locales
of Los Angeles.
Nadiadwala has already worked with Karishma Kapoor, and had a 100
per cent hit with her two movies, 'Jeet' and 'Judwaa'. Randhir Kapoor
has also worked with the banner, and delivered hits like 'Haath Ki
Safai', and 'Rampur Ka Lakshman'.