Big B extends olive branch to Kareena
Amitabh Bachchan wishes Kareena Kapoor luck for the role that his daughter-in-law Aishwarya was initially meant to do. The megastar seems to have made peace with Madhur Bhandarkar also after last year’s controversy surrounding Heroine.bollywood Updated: Sep 06, 2012 16:52 IST
All is well between Big B and Madhur Bhandarkar It’s said that there are no permanent friends or enemies in Bollywood. This adage has proved true once again. Amitabh Bachchan seems to have made peace with Madhur Bhandarkar, after last year’s controversy surrounding the film, Heroine. It was first announced with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead.
But after the news of her pregnancy, she was replaced by Kareena Kapoor. The change in casting made the Bachchans unhappy. But now, all seems to be well. Big B has wished Kareena a happy birthday in an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati (to be aired on September 21) and even wished her luck with Heroine.
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And the film once again landed in Kareena's lap and she said: "Being a part of Heroine was my destiny. The first time I couldn't do it because I didn't have dates and second time I was happy that the film came back to me. I had no second thoughts about it and agreed to do it. STORY INSIDE
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First Published: Sep 06, 2012 09:22 IST