It’s official. Kareena Kapoor Khan is set to star in an upcoming film by acclaimed Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor of Bol fame. The actor will be in Dubai this week to meet Shoaib for a formal script narration and to sign the contract for the untitled project, reported Mid-day. The industry was buzzing with rumours about the collaboration but Kareena’s spokesperson has finally confirmed the news.
“A few months ago, Shoaib Mansoor had emailed his concept to Kareena, saying that she will have a powerful role in the film,” said a source close to Kareena. “She liked the idea but wanted to read the script before giving her nod to the film. She will be the first A-list actor to work in a Pakistani project,” the source added.
Bebo has been on the lookout for projects that would allow her to “push the envelope” and feels Shoaib’s story is one of them, according to the source. Earlier, it was reported that Kareena is a huge fan of his and had said, “I really want to work with him. He has made some fantastic content-driven films and is a wonderful filmmaker.”
Kareena Kapoor set to star in Shoaib Mansoor’s next film
Her wish did not go unanswered as Shoaib flew to India soon after and offered Bebo a role in his next film, reported Mumbai Mirror. It was also stated that Kareena, who typically stays away from social networks, will join Twitter for a day to announce the collaboration by the end of this month.
According to the source, “She also plans to connect with her fans online. But she will be off social networking after that.” Kareena is currently shooting for her upcoming film Ki and Ka with Arjun Kapoor, but has taken a break and will be staying in Dubai for two days to finalise the deal.
Kareena Kapoor to sign Shoaib Mansoor’s next film?
We hear that Shoaib’s next is a heroine-eccentric film, which will take off next year. Well, this is one collaboration that will definitely set the box office on fire.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 20th, 2015.
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