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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Chhamak Challo, the new Sheila?

Hiren Kotwani , Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 23, 2011
First Published: 14:26 IST(23/1/2011) | Last Updated: 11:46 IST(24/1/2011)

Munni and Sheila are now passé. This Diwali, Chhamak Challo will sizzle on screen. So says Kareena Kapoor for her song in Shah Rukh Khan’s superhero fantasy flick, RA.One. “But it’s not an item number,” Kareena is quick to add. “It’s one of Akon’s two tracks, and an integral part of the storyline. It’s fantastic!”

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She adds that the ambience is south Indian, and choreographer Ganesh Hegde has incorporated some classical moves! “I’ve never done something like this before, I’m looking forward to people’s reactions. I’d be lying if I didn’t say it would be the biggest song of 2011. But I’ll let the audience see it, and say it for me.”

According to the trade verdict, RA.One is one of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year, but Kareena chooses to be diplomatic. “It Ra.Onewould be unfair on my part to pick any one film but I’m sure whichever one anyone else picks will have me,” she laughs. She’s right, considering she has My Love Story with Salman Khan, Agent Vinod with beau Saif Ali Khan, Short Term Shaadi with Imran Khan and Aamir Khan’s untitled suspense thriller. “I’m biased towards Agent Vinod as it’s Saif and Dinesh’s (Dinesh Vijan) home-production.”

Her five films have over Rs. 300 crore riding on them. Kareena is unfazed: “Shah Rukh is giving his everything to RA.One. Ditto Saif and Salman whose sister Alvira is producing My Love Story. Aamir is co-producing our film with Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Sidhwani, and Short Term Shaadi is being helmed by Karan Johar, who is like my brother. I’m happy that all the Khans wanted me in their film.”

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