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Kareena’s Role Was Expanded In Lal Singh Chaddha
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s role in the original version of the script for the honourable failure that is Lal Singh Chaddha was much more minuscule. It was Aamir Khan who insisted that the role of the leading lady be expanded to give Kareena more scope.
In the original film Forrest Gump the heroine played by Robin Wright, was a drug addict and a drifter.
Says a source in the know, “Aamir Khan asked his writer Atul Kulkarni to rewrite the role completely when Kareena came on board. He felt there was too little of the female protagonist in the script. Every time they were paired together in the past, Kareena comes on board for Aamir’s sake , although she had little to do in Talash and 3 Idiots. This time Aamir was determined to give Kareena more space. Hence the role of the drug addict in the original was turned into that of an ambitious smalltowner who aspires to be an actor and gets into the wrong hands.”
According to sources, Kareena’s role of a gangster’s mistress who aspires to an actress was modeled on Monica Bedi, the alleged love interest of gangster Abu Salem who got roles in Bollywood through her powerful connections.