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Kareena’s Role Was Expanded In Lal Singh Chaddha

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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.

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