Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor may not be an item any longer but next Valentine's Day (Feb 14) they're 'Milenge Milenge'.
That's the title of their long-delayed romance directed by Satish Kaushik, which producer Boney Kapoor has decided to release on the day. Somewhat ironical considering Shahid and Kareena have gone their separate ways!
'So be it. Perhaps it was destined that the most romantic film featuring Shahid and Kareena would come only after their relationship is over,' Boney told IANS.
Thanks to the surprise success of 'Jab We Met', the long-dormant Shahid-Kareena starrer is being brought alive even as rumours surface that the lead pair is not interested in dubbing for the film.
'They haven't given me any indication that they've any problem with dubbing for the film,' says Boney,
Boney has even got the film pass the censor board. 'We've got the scratch-print censored. And all we need now is for Shahid and Kareena to dub.'
Director Satish Kaushik too is gung-ho about the release. 'Milenge Milenge' is not at all dated. And why should Shahid and Kareena have any problems dubbing it?'
'In fact Shahid lives in my building. I've asked him about the dubbing and he's fine by it. And Kareena I've known since she came into the industry. I gave her first big hit 'Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai'. Unlike that film, 'Milenge Milenge' isn't a southern remake. I've entered a new phase of making films based on original scripts. My next release 'Tere Sang', about teen pregnancy, is also an original,' says Satish.
Satish was planning to release his film 'Tere Sang' on Valentine's Day. 'But now that 'Milenge Milenge' is being planned for the same date I'll obviously hold back 'Tere Sang'.'
The only person from the team who won't be part of the revived 'Milenge Milenge' is Himesh Reshammiya.
Says Boney, 'Himesh has done the songs. Now we have got late Salil Chowdhary's son Sanjay to do the background score. The promos are also ready. It's a very young and fresh film. We're now looking at a Valentine's release Feb 14.'