Back in the year 2000, two fresh new faces were launched in Bollywood amidst much fanfare. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Abhishek Bachchan — both from extremely influential Bollywood families — made their debut in Refugee that year and since then the two have conquered new heights of success. However, due to a personal reason — Abhishek was engaged to Kareena’s sister Karisma Kapoor, but the engagement didn’t work out — the two weren’t seen together on the big screen again. However, we’ve now been informed that Kareena wished Abhishek good luck prior to the release of his latest film, Dhoom:3, which hit the screens on Friday (December 20).
“Kareena and Abhishek were supposed to attend an art exhibition together, but Abhishek couldn’t make it because of his schedule and since he was in the middle of shooting for Happy New Year. However, he conveyed his apologies to Kareena for not having been able to attend,” says a source close to the actor.
Kareena, in her reply to the message, promptly sent good wishes to Abhishek ahead of his newest film’s release. “Kareena has always kept in touch with Abhishek and they share a special bond because they made their debut together. She wished him the best of luck for his film as she loved him in the promos. She genuinely feels that he will be great in it,” adds the source.
In September, in her Big Interview with HT Café, Kareena had expressed the desire to team up “with Abhishek again”. She had said, “I really want to work with Abhishek again. I gave the first shot of my career with him when we were shooting for Refugee in Bhuj. I have no idea why nobody has approached us for another movie together.”
Ask Abhishek about this recent interaction between the two and he says, “As an actor, I love her work. I think she is very talented. Kareena has been special to me as she was my first co- star. I’m grateful for her for having said that (wishing him good luck).”