MUMBAI: Kareena Kapoor has been roped in opposite Akshay Kumar in Sajid Nadiadwala’s next movie titled Kambakth Ishq, which will be directed by debutant Sabir Khan.
Said Kapoor, “This is the first film I have signed post Jab We Met. It’s a very unusual love story and I loved the script, and besides I always wanted to act in Sajid Nadiadwala’s banner. Besides I am also looking forward to work with Akshay again after Yash Raj Films’ Tashan. This will be our fifth film together and we share an excellent chemistry on screen.”
Nadiadwala, who has also met with a recent hit â€“ Heyy Babyy added, “My director Sabir and I saw Jab We Met together and absolutely loved it. Kareena’s transition from an extroverted character to a matured character was fantastic. It was a difficult role and she was exemplary.”
He adds, “Kambakth Ishq is a romantic drama with comedy in it. Kareena is working for the first time with our banner and I am excited about it. She would suit the role perfectly. In fact we have had a 100 per cent Golden Jubilee hits record with her sister Karisma in Jeet and Judwaa. Kareena’s dad Randhir has worked with our banner Nadiadwala Grandsons in many films including Haath Ki Safai and Rampur Ka Lakshman.”
The shooting of Kambakth Ishq is slated to begin from January 2008 with nine actors from Hollywood. The film will be shot in exotic locales of Los Angeles. Adds Nadiadwala, “It will be an international love story on a huge scale.”