MUMBAI: Looks like Kareena and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are headed for a very public spat over ‘Ram Leela’. After yesterday’s reports of Kareena’s version of why she walked out of his upcoming Ram Leela, Sanjay has hit back with, “A Juliet no matter how far removed from Shakespeare’s original vision of her cannot be a married woman. With images of her wedding festivities flashing all over, it would have been impossible for Kareena to pass herself as a Gujju Juliet despite her great talent.”
So it seems that Bollywood’s bias against female actors always trump. While Aishwarya could not be heroine because of pregnancy, Kareena cannot be Juliet because she is getting married. Apparently, the announcement of her wedding came as a bolt from the blue to the director. Says a source, “It threw up a series of frightening scenarios. Kareena would, understandably, get busy with pre-wedding and post-wedding events. In the midst of her wedding in October, Kareena also needed at least a month to promote Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine which releases a month ahead of her wedding date.”
After expressing their desire to work together, this will be the third such project in which Kareena and Sanjay would have come close to working together, but eventually did not. The first was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas – both of which eventually had Aishwarya Rai playing the female lead.