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'Heroine' Kareena's costumes worth Rs. 1.2cr

Agencies  New Delhi, September 27, 2011
First Published: 18:34 IST(27/9/2011) | Last Updated: 23:53 IST(27/9/2011)
How much does it take to look like a heroine? For Kareena Kapoor who will be seen in Madhur Bhandarkar's controversial film, it's going to take outfits worth 1.2 crore by designer Manish Malhotra.

Every scene in the film will have four costume changes. "The film will have 130 costumes designed especially for her by ace designer Manish Malhotra. Kareena plays a diva at the prime of her career. Each scene will have at least four costume changes. Heroine is an extravagant project and they are leaving no stone unturned to make it look as glamorous as possible," a source told Mumbai Mirror.

"Rs 5 lakh of the film's budget was previously spent on costumes that the former leading lady, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, wore, during the nine days that she shot for Heroine," added the source.

Manish Malhotra told the tabloid: "I have never made so many costumes for one actress in my entire career, till date."

After the film got shelved due to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's pregnancy, Kareena Kapoor stepped in to save the project. Bebo was the original choice for the role as well. "The whole world knows that Heroine is my movie, that it was written for me and Madhur was in talks with me. I couldn't do it because of date problems so he moved on. What happened in between is not my concern," the actor had earlier told HT.

Kareena Kapoor reportedly had demanded a whopping Rs. 10 crore from UTV for the film but has settled for Rs. 8 crore.

Pre-production work has already started and the film will hit the floors in November.

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