'Heroine' gives Kareena a sore throat

May 10, 2012, 08:31 IST | Hiren Kotwani

High-strung emotional scenes in her upcoming film are taking a toll on Kareena Kapoor's health

With Kareena Kapoor playing the protagonist in Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film, it is natural to assume the actress would leave no stone unturned to play her character to the hilt. However, in the bargain, her intense performance is actually taking a toll on her health. Bebo is said to be down with a sore throat, thanks to the emotional scenes she has shot for the film.

An insider associated with the film tells us that Kareena had never anticipated this. “But the kind of scenes that she was doing a few days ago were really intense and required Bebo to bring out the rawness of feelings that her character undergoes at some point in the storyline,” said our source, adding that once the actress had got into the mood of the character, she was a thorough natural.

Au naturel
Our source further reveals that Kareena rejected method acting to shoot her part, instead choosing to step into the character’s shoes and portray the emotions naturally. “Kareena was sure that behaving like her character would bring out a better result than method acting the part.

In the scenes where she has to shout at her co-actors Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda, she let the feelings simmer within her before going in for the take. So when she shot those scenes, she’s really screaming her lungs out, expressing the rage and the pain that her character feels at those moments,” explains our source.

In fact, according to our source, Kareena even refused to use glycerin to induce tears and cried naturally for the shot. The source adds, “She stuck to her natural approach. So when Madhur called for action, she actually burst out – sobbing and giving her dialogue in between sniffles, while everyone around watched in rapt attention. It took Madhur a couple of seconds to realise that the shot was over, before he could call ‘Cut!’.”

Source of worry
It is learnt that by the end of the day’s shoot, Kareena was not only exhausted, but was also down with a sore throat. “So much so that she couldn’t speak properly. Naturally, Madhur was doubly worried.

The heavy-duty action scenes were taking a toll on his leading lady and they couldn’t afford to cancel even a day’s shoot, lest it affect the ongoing schedule. Thankfully, Kareena was better the following day,” sums up our informer.

The actress was unavailable for comment, but her spokesperson says, “Kareena was unwell for a couple of days but didn’t let it affect the shoot schedule.”

Past track
Last year, during the shooting for beau Saif Ali Khan’s film Agent Vinod in New Delhi, Kareena was said to have hurt herself while shooting for an action sequence. Bebo suffered a sprain in the neck. She was in so much of pain that she couldn’t even get up. 

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