Did You Know Kareena Kapoor Khan Was Not The First Choice For Chameli?

Kareena Kapoor Khan's Chameli film is one of her best movies on the list, but did you know that she was not the first choice of the director?

Whether you like her or hate her, you can’t deny that you cannot ignore Kareena Kapoor. She is not an actress, she is an era that has been going on for a long time with unprecedented influence and incredible talent in the hearts and minds of people. Kareena has been part of many noteworthy films and aced every performance. With her impeccable acting, and on-point screen presence, she shines in every film of hers, including iconic performances like Jab We Met, 3 Idiots, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Heroine, Udta Punjab, Chameli, and many others. But did you know that one of these movies was not in her name? Scroll down to know. 

In the 2003 film Chameli, Kareena played a street-smart prostitute,” which was important to her breaking the stereotype that she was a commercial actress. Rahul Bose played the depressed investment banker who is inspired by her to travel the path of redemption. But Kareena was not the first choice for this film. 

In fact, when the story of this film was being prepared, the director, Anant Balani, had thought of Ameesha Patel for the role of a sex worker. But Ameesha refused it because she said she did not suit the character. Then Kareena was taken, but director Anant died before the film could be completed. Later, the producer asked Sudhir Mishra to direct the film. When this film was released in theatres, Kareena’s acting was praised, and she got a different identity.

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