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Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Candid Confessions: Missed Opportunities and a Debt to Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan opens up about turning down significant roles and owing a debt to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Explore her recent revelations, providing insights into the entertainment industry and the choices actors face throughout their careers.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan's Candid Confessions: Missed Opportunities and a Debt to Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Kareena Kapoor Khan, a well-known Bollywood actress, recently shared intriguing insights about missed chances and a debt owed to filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Despite her successful two-decade-long career, Kareena openly admitted to turning down significant roles. Let’s explore these revelations further.

While many are aware that Kareena Kapoor Khan was considered for the role of Leela in the movie Ram-Leela, which was ultimately played by Deepika Padukone, few know that she was also offered a part in Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and even received a signing bonus.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Kareena Kapoor Khan revealed, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali and I have always been keen to collaborate. Yes, he offered me Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, but at that time, I was too young and had plans to pursue higher studies abroad. Hence, I couldn’t accept the offer.” As we all know, the film eventually featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandini and Salman Khan as her love interest, Samir.

Furthermore, in a conversation with Film Companion, Kareena disclosed that she had been paid Rs 11,000 for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, which unfortunately never materialized. In a light-hearted manner, she admitted, “But I never returned the money, so I still owe him 11,000 rupees (laughs).” Additionally, Kareena Kapoor Khan expressed her excitement about the possibility of starring in Bhansali’s Ram-Leela, stating, “Then Bajirao Mastani came along, but unfortunately, that didn’t work out either. However, fate had its way, and I eventually became a heroine in a Sanjay Leela Bhansali film.”

Kareena also expressed her admiration for Ranveer Singh and her eagerness to work with him. She remarked, “For an actor, films like these are significant milestones. I am looking forward to collaborating with Ranveer too. He was outstanding in Band Baaja Baarat.”

Regrettably, the plan to work together on Ram-Leela fell through as well. Surprisingly, Kareena Kapoor Khan made a decision to withdraw from the movie just ten days before the scheduled shooting, citing a change in her mood as the reason.

Although Kareena Kapoor Khan has achieved tremendous success in her career, she has also encountered missed opportunities and a lighthearted financial obligation to Sanjay Leela Bhansali. These candid revelations provide us with a glimpse into the complexities of the entertainment industry and the choices that actors make on their journey.

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