Kareena Kapoor will no longer be a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela. The news has come as a surprise to many as only few days back we had Kareena calling the director the modern day Raj Kapoor! Ram Leela in SLB’s words was a passionate love story, a kind of modern day Romeo and Juliet. Ranveer Singh was signed to play the lead opposite Kareena and everything was going well, until things changed a few days ago.
It was suddenly revealed that Kareena was replaced and there were speculations that Priyanka will be playing her part in the movie. However Kareena has now clarified that she was not replaced, in fact she walked out of the movie because of date and monetary issues. She also clarified that her impending wedding in October has nothing to do with her decision. However sources close to SLB have a different story to tell. According to them, SLB thought that a married girl cannot be his Juliet. Kareena will be busy with her wedding preparations and then in promoting Heroine and will not be able to concentrate on Raam Leela. SLB also thought that with her wedding pictures everywhere, it will be hard to convince the audience that she is the modern day Juliet! It is now being said that the director will make a totally new story because he doesn’t think anyone else could do justice the role that he had written for Kareena in the movie.
Well we don’t really know what the real issue is, but we have to say it’s rather sad if Kareena was replaced just because of her wedding. An actor’s marital status should not have anything to do with the roles that they play in films. After all there’s a a reason it is called “acting”! This is not the first time that such a thing has happened in Bollywood, earlier Aishwarya was also replaced from Heroine after her pregnancy news came out in the open. Incidentally, it was Kareena who had replaced her. We also feel sorry for Ranveer Singh, who is a self proclaimed Kareena fan and was quite excited to act opposite her.
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