While Shahid Kapoor was being considered for the role of Chota Rajan in Ekta Kapoor's Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai sequel, Kareena Kapoor is pushing Imran Khan's name in place of her ex-flame.
Kareena would be paired opposite Akshay Kumar in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2, who will be playing Dawood Ibrahim's character. The actor is so impressed with her Ek Main Ekk Tu co-star Imran Khan that she wants him to be roped in.
"Kareena feels that Imran would bring novelty to the character inspired by Rajan. More so because he has played strong romantic roles in most of his films," a source told Mid Day.
"Also Kareena is enthused about how well she gets along with the co-actor. That's also one reason why she's so strongly recommending Imran's name for this movie," added the source.
Even Ekta Kapoor is supporting Kareena's suggestion and has recommended him to director Milan Luthria. "But it's still some time before they connect with Imran, as currently Milan is focused on finishing the last schedule for The Dirty Picture, for Ekta's company. In another week or two, talks should be initiated," told the source.
Tanuj Garg, CEO Balaji Motion Pictures told the tabloid, "It's still too early to talk about the parallel male lead. When things are finalised, we'll make a formal announcement."