Kareena Kapoor may not be known for her dance moves, but she’s being a complete professional about her item number in the Dabangg (2010) sequel. The makers remain noncommittal, but the latest news is that the actor has been confirmed and is already doing extensive pre-shoot rehearsals.
“In fact, Bebo — for the past few days — has been rehearsing hard whenever she gets time off Heroine. Although her schedule for Madhur’s (Bhandarkar) film is very demanding, she is going out of her way to prepare for the Dabangg 2 song,” says a source close to Kareena. “Till now, she has already rehearsed for about a week.”
Interestingly, Kareena’s number — unlike Malaika Arora Khan’s Munni Badnaam Hui in Dabangg — is likely to be “quite western”. “Both Bebo and Salman Khan want the song to be completely fresh. That’s why the setting and treatment itself will make it look different,” says the insider.
Kareena, who has done special songs like Yeh Mera Dil (Don, 2006) and It’s Rocking (Kya Love Story Hai, 2007) in the past, is taking a personal interest in the way the number turns out. “Like Munni, Salman is also slated to be part of the song. He is also in touch with composers Sajid-Wajid too,” adds the insider.
When contacted, director-producer Arbaaz Khan says: “As a director, I’m entitled to have some privacy when it comes to certain details. If everything is out, my film will have no charm left. We haven’t taken a final call yet. I am very keen on Kareena to do the song, but let it get recorded and then we will see.”
But the insider insists that Bebo is all set to do the song-and-dance routine. “It’s likely to be shot soon after Salman returns from Bangkok from his Ek Tha Tiger schedule, because Kareena will later get busy with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram-Leela, and will have no time to spare,” he says.