What goes around, comes around. Sometimes at lightning speed. It wasn’t too long ago that Shraddha Kapoor nixed a film saying she didn’t want to work with older heroes like John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan. Now it comes to light that Shahid Kapoor has refused to work with her. He was all set to do Milan Talkies but he has just one condition. He wanted an established actresses like Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor or Katrina Kaif opposite him.
Perhaps this has to do with his last film Phata Poster Nikla Hero’s (with one-film-old Ileana D’Cruz) bombing at the box-office. Also, Ranbir Kapoor’s Besharam with newbie Pallavi Sharda sank without a trace, so Shahid cannot really be blamed for wanting to work with an established actress. Even though most Bollywood films have nothing much to offer to actresses in terms of length and depth of roles, their draw at the box office cannot be denied. No one can deny Deepika Padukone’s contribution to both big hits of the year — Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express. Ms Kapoor is not yet in the position to draw in the crowds. So she lost out on the chance to work with the Kapoor lad. Nothing personal. It’s purely a commercial decision.
A-listers with new faces
Aamir Khan roped Asin in Ghajini. Though she was established in the south, she was unknown here. She had acted in the original south film as well.
Ajay Devgn with Kaajal Agarwal in Singham and with south star Tamannah who made her Hindi film debut with Himmatwala.
Shah Rukh Khan signed Deepika Padukone for his home production Om Shanti Om.
Salman Khan with Sonakshi Sinha in Dabangg and now he is launching Daisy Shah in Jai Ho.