Kareena-Aishwarya beauty conflict: Ones loss, another’s opportunity?
Looks like if Bollywood filmmakers don’t get one heroine for a movie, they can move on to the next one and so on and so forth. This is exactly the conflict which has arisen between the glamorous Kareena Kapoor and beautiful Aishwarya Rai. The industry, being so vast with potential lead roles and upcoming trendsetters, there are always highs and lows between different kinds of actors and actresses.
The differences between Bebo and Aishwarya Rai started long before either one of them replaced each other in Madhur Bhankar’s film, “Heroine.” When Kareena Kapoor had rejected to star in “Heroine”, Aishwarya Rai was the damsel in distress and if it hadn’t been for bebo, Aishwarya Rai might have had a hit film less in her filmography also when bebo turned down the offer of “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.” Even though Aishwarya was the lead role in the ultimate film, she knows that she wasn’t the original choice and that Bebo’s rejection proved her acceptance.
When offered the role, Kareena Kapoor thought of her as too young to take up the role. To this she said, “He (Bhansali) and I have wanted to work together for a long time now. And yes, he had offered me Hum Dil De… but at that time I was too young. Plus, I was also going abroad for higher studies. So I couldn’t take up that offer.”