All is well between Big B and Madhur Bhandarkar It’s said that there are no permanent friends or enemies in Bollywood. This adage has proved true once again. Amitabh Bachchan seems to have made peace with Madhur Bhandarkar, after last year’s controversy surrounding the film, Heroine. It was first announced with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead.
But after the news of her pregnancy, she was replaced by Kareena Kapoor. The change in casting made the Bachchans unhappy. But now, all seems to be well. Big B has wished Kareena a happy birthday in an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati (to be aired on September 21) and even wished her luck with Heroine.
While shooting for an episode, contestant Sameer Kumar told Bachchan that he was a huge fan of Kareena Kapoor.
A source tells us, "Sameer mentioned he wanted to wish the actor on her birthday. As this particular episode is scheduled to air on Kareena’s birthday, Bachchan called up Kareena to make Sameer’s wish come true. Bachchan himself wished Kareena and gave his blessings for Heroine. The chat between the two stars lasted a few minutes, with everyone on the set listening."
It seems that Kareena herself was initially supposed to go on KBC as a guest, but that didn’t work out due to her hectic schedules.
"So when this opportunity to interact with a contestant on the show came her way, Kareena agreed to interact with her fan and with Big B."
This is the first time that Amitabh or anyone from the Bachchan family has shown support towards Heroine after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was replaced by Kareena in the film’s lead role. It hints at a reconciliation between the Bachchans and Madhur and Kareena. In fact, Madhur met Bachchan recently on the sets of an ad film, and they had a long chat. "Everything is fine between them now as the makers of Heroine prepare to release their film on September 21," says the source.
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