Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are considered professional rivals in Bollywood. Whenever Kareena missed an opportunity, Deepika grabbed it. Sanjay Leela Bansali’s ‘Ram Leela’ which initially had Kareena as its leading lady, now has Deepika, as Bansali didn’t want his heroine to be a married woman.
Again, Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor’s yet-to-be-titled film opposite Emraan Hashmi was offered to Kareena Kapoor. The actress turned it down for unknown reason. Apparently, Deepika Padukone has now been roped in as the films leading lady.
The latest we hear is that both Bebo and DP are contending for Sohail Khan’s Sher Khan, starring Salman Khan.
Deepika and Salman Khan will make a fresh pair. Also, DP has expressed a desire to work with the Khan, a couple of times. However, Kareena’s name tops the list of actors in the race.
Reveals an insider, “Deepika has often admitted that she is keen to work with Salman and there’s no doubt that the pairing will be a fresh one too. Also she’s proven to be a strong actress herself, so she’s definitely a name being considered,” says the insider.
Talking about Kareena, the source adds, “But more than her track record and professionalism, what makes her a strong candidate is the fact that Salman shares a very comfortable equation with Kareena. BothBhai and Sohail are extremely fond of her, and this naturally is an added bonus for Kareena, who is more likely to bag the role,” explains the source.
Seems like the tug-of-war between the two Bolly hotties will never end.