Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor might have had no hit ever since ‘Jab We Met’, but her nose-diving performance at the Box Office has had little or no effect on her popularity with the filmmakers.
So even as we wait for the Kapoor lass to live upto her image, ace taskmasters like Farhan Akhtar and Sudhir Mishra are intensely chasing the actress for their modern version of ‘Devdas’ titled ‘Dhruv’. And Kareena has been offered the role of none other than Paro.
According to sources, even though Mishra’s favourite Chitrangada was initially thought for fitting into Kareena’s role, the producer-director team decided against it.
Confirming the news, Mishra told a daily, “It works only with Kareena, no one else. I’m willing to go down on my knees to get her to do the film. But she can’t say no. It’s a role specially written for her,” says Mishra.
So what’s making Kareena decline the offer? Buzz has it that Kareena has reservations over the film because it’s a Farhan Akhtar production and named after his character in the film.
“We call the film ‘Dhruv’, but her character Pooja is as important. ‘Devdas’ is now ‘Dhruv’ and Paro is Pooja. It’s now more like Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ than ‘Devdas’. I can’t imagine anyone but Kareena in the role,” adds Mishra.