Kareena Kapoor may have refused to sign on the dotted line for Ekta Kapoor-Karan Johar’s next, but that definitely isn’t due to the lack of efforts made by Emraan Hashmi to woo her. Buzz is that Emraan, who plays the male elad in the film, wanted Kareena to be his leading lady.
The makers of the film, to be directed by Akshay Roy, were looking out for an actress to star opposite Emraan. Our source says, “Everyone thought Kareena would fit the bill. She was sent the script, which she liked, but she wasn’t able to sort out her dates for the film. Finally, the role went to Deepika Padukone.”
In fact, word is that Emraan went a step ahead and even arranged for a special screening of Shanghai for Bebo. Our source claims, “Kareena loved Shanghai and was interested in working with Emraan. But she couldn’t arrange her dates alongside Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next. Post her wedding in October, she will start shooting for the second schedule of the film.”