Even as Karan Johar’s rom-com, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, is setting the cash registers ringing, talks are rife about Kareena Kapoor’s probable directorial debut with Dharma Productions. It was recently suggested that Karan Johar might give Bebo a project to helm after she gets married to Saif Ali Khan.
Ask the producer about this news and he laughs, before saying, "No, that’s not true at all. As everyone knows, Kareena is a great actor and all she should ever do is act. Honestly speaking, I don’t think I will ever lumber the job of a director on her. She is too beautiful for that." Apparently, the actor made a few worthwhile suggestions towards the script of Ek Main Aur….
Rumour also has it that Karan is looking to cast Imran Khan and Kareena in another film. "I would love to. Their pairing has been accepted and people have loved them. So who knows, very soon, we’ll have a film with both of them again," he says.
Trade figures have revealed that the Dharma Productions and UTV Motion Pictures film has collected about Rs 29 crore within five days of its release in the domestic market. It has apparently crossed the $2.3 million mark overseas.
Adds the elated filmmaker, "The movie has an unconventional feel and treatment, but yet, it was loved by the audiences. What I especially feel proud of is the fact that I have given the industry and my company two new voices through Karan Malhotra (director of Agneepath) and Shakun (director Batra of Ek Main Aur…) right at the onset of 2012. As for Kareena, we consider her to be our in-house Dharma girl. I am happy to see that she is being praised for her performance."