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Kareena to play a sex-worker in Bhansali’s ‘Heera Mandi’

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor surely has some angel smiling down at her, as the actress has some of the top-notch directors vying to work with her. And this is despite the fact that she has delivered a series of flops in the recent past.

Believe it or not, but ace taskmaster Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to cast the Kapoor beauty in his next film. The director has reportedly signed on the actress for his next project after ‘Guzaarish’.

Buzz has it that both Sanjay and Kareena wanted to work with each other for long. The two had decided on several projects including ‘Black’, but things did not fall in place.

Confirming the news, a source said, “They have been itching to work together for many years now. Right after ‘Devdas’, Bhansali wanted to cast Kareena opposite Abhishek Bachchan in a film on the life of Mahatma Gandhi’s son Harilal. That project fell through and Bhansali began planning his ambitious historical, Bajirao Mastani, with Salman Khan and Kareena.”

But the project was thwarted after Kareena and Salman signed Priyadarshan’s ‘Kyon Ki’.

“Kareena was a very strong contender for the protagonist’s role in ‘Black’. But her family’s strained relations with the Bachchans at that point (with Kareena’s sister Karisma’s engagement with Abhishek falling through) ruined her chances of playing the lead,” adds the source.

Nevertheless, as of now Bhansali in his new project is said to be casting Kareena as one of the leads in ‘Heera Mandi’.

Talking about Bhansali, Kareena said, “Sanjay and I have been missing working with each other for many years and are now talking about roles. I am meeting Sanjay again after I return from Morocco from the shooting of ‘Agent Vinod’.”

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