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Thursday, June 3

Aamir, Bebo together again

Kareena Kapoor & Aamir Khan
Kareena Kapoor-Aamir Khan may come together again as Mani Ratnam considers reviving his ambitious Lajjo

Mani Ratnam’s passionate period film Lajjo, set during the Partition with Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead, is all set to be revived.

It was earlier set aside after the songs had been written by Gulzar and composed by AR Rahman because the budget for a Partition film was considered prohibitive.

But now with Aamir and Kareena’s jodi in 3 Idiots proving to be a rage, there were discussions with Mani to look into the project again. According to a source, Mani plans to go into Lajjo before he begins his film with Ranbir Kapoor.

An elated Kareena says the revival of Lajjo would mean the world to her. “I will be too happy. Giggly, girlie, Barbie doll roles don’t bring out the actor in me. I want to be challenged.

I can’t play the singing, dancing mannequin any more. I’ve realised that as an actor, playing varied roles is what I enjoy the most. I’m starving for good roles. My characters in Ra.One and Saif’s home production Agent Vinod are powerful roles,” she said.

Part of the growth curve for Kareena involves learning how to play mom. She actually took basic tips from her sister Karisma and co-star Kajol to play a mother in Ra.One and Stepmom.
Kareena says she feels being an aunt to Karisma’s kids has prepared her for a “more mature phase” in her career.