'Bai suits Bebo as it stands for a strong woman'
'Heroine' director Madhur Bhandarkar on his unique nickname for leading lady Kareena Kapoor
Madhur Bhandarkar is known for his unique and rather amusing way of addressing his actors. On the sets of Heroine, while he complimented the ‘perfect’ shots with ‘Kya jalwa hai!’, his leading lady Kareena earned the nickname of Bai. Our source from the sets says, “Madhur would address Bebo as Bai...‘Has Bai come?’ or ‘Tell Bai the shot is ready’.”
So did Bebo take offence when addressed as Bai? Kareena tells us, “The word in Marathi is used as a very powerful term. Actually it is associated with respect. Madhur and I share a very good rapport. He is a friend. I usually don’t become friends with my directors. But Madhur is different.” The actress adds that ever since Chandni Bar, she had wanted to work with the filmmaker. Madhur says, “Bai suits Kareena as it stands for a strong woman.”