Bollywood Queen Kareena Kapoor has been signed to play the female lead in Salman Khan’s next movie Bodyguard, which is a remake of a Malayalam film starring Dileep and Nayantara.
Salman and Kareena’s last film Main Aurr Mrs Khanna bombed at the Box office but this has not discouraged Bebo to pair with Salman again. It may be the effect of Salman’s latest blockbuster hit Dabangg that has encouraged Kareena to take up the role.
There is a buzz that Salman’s sister Alvira and her husband actor Atul Agnihotri have signed Kareena for Bodyguard. Siddique, who directed the original Malayalam version of the movie, will also direct the Hindi version. The film is likely to start rolling in December and will revolve around Salman’s character. However, it will have some powerful female performance too.
Atul was quoted saying that after watching the original Malayalam version, he was convinced that only Kareena can do justice to the role in the Hindi version. There was also a rumor about Katrina being considered for the female lead. However, Atul cleared the air saying that whenever a film is launched the producers undergo a thought process of which of the three top actresses can be cast. They have also gone under the same process to shortlist who will be best suited Salman in this movie, he added. Atul further added that they never approached any other actress as they were convinced from the beginning that Kareena is best suitable for the character.
The movie is being produced by Atul and Alvira and renowned music director Pritam is scoring is music.
– Sampurn Wire