Ameesha Patel, who recently enjoyed the success of her film Gadar 2, has opened up about the unexpected twist in her career when she replaced Kareena Kapoor in the iconic film “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai.” In a candid conversation, she shared the reasons behind Kareena’s exit from the film and how destiny brought her into the spotlight.
Kareena Kapoor’s Exit from “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai”
At the start of her career, Kareena Kapoor was all set to make her Bollywood debut alongside Hrithik Roshan in “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai.” However, the journey took an unexpected turn when Kareena was replaced after shooting for a few days.
While earlier reports hinted that Kareena’s mother, Babita Kapoor, played a role in her exit due to creative differences, Ameesha Patel revealed a different side of the story.
Ameesha’s Revelation: Race Against Time
Speaking with Bollywood Bubble, Ameesha Patel disclosed, “Actually, she didn’t back out. From what Rakesh ji told me, he asked her to leave the film because they were having differences.” This revelation sheds light on the unseen conflicts that unfolded during the early stages of the film’s production.
According to Ameesha, it was filmmaker Rakesh Roshan himself who asked Kareena to leave the film:
After Kareena’s departure, the film’s production faced a challenging situation. Ameesha Patel shared that the makers had to swiftly find a replacement for Sonia, the character she eventually portrayed. With the set already prepared and considerable financial resources invested, the pressure was on to find a suitable replacement within three days.
Pinkie Roshan, Rakesh Roshan’s wife and Hrithik’s mother, expressed her shock at the situation. Ameesha stated, “Pinkie aunty, his wife and Hrithik’s mom, said that they were shocked because the set was ready, and a replacement Sonia had to be found in three days, and crores of rupees (had been spent) on that set, and it was Hrithik’s debut and everyone was stressed.”
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This incident highlighted the immense pressure on the film’s team. Ameesha Patel also shared the serendipitous turn of events that led to her being cast in “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai.” She revealed that Rakesh Roshan spotted her at a wedding and was instantly captivated.
Despite being unaware of the film’s backstory, Ameesha received a life-changing offer. She said, “Pinky Aunty told me that the day Rakesh saw me at the wedding, he did not sleep all night. He was like I got my Sonia, I got my Sonia, but I hope she says yes.”
Ameesha Patel expressed gratitude for the opportunity she was given and shared that Rakesh Roshan consistently praised her for her dedication on set. She became an unexpected blessing for the film and its success.
Gadar 2’s Triumph
In closing, it’s worth mentioning that Ameesha Patel is currently relishing the triumph of her recent release, “Gadar 2.” The film has set its sights on the illustrious 500 crore club:
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“Gadar 2” made its way to theaters on August 11, further solidifying Ameesha Patel’s position in the film industry.
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Ameesha Patel’s revelation about Kareena Kapoor’s exit from “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai” sheds light on the uncertainties that can unfold in the world of cinema.
It also highlights the twists of fate that can change the course of a career. Ameesha’s journey from being an unexpected replacement to a celebrated actress serves as a testament to the unpredictable nature of the film industry. Join Digi Hind News and embrace the advantage of staying informed.