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Amitabh refuses to work with Kareena

Rediff Entertainment Bureau | July 16, 2003 15:41 IST

Kareena Kapoor, who was zeroed in for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Black, starring Amitabh Bachchan, has been dropped.

Kareena KapoorThe reason? Big B has refused to do any more films with her, given the fact she is the sister of his would-have-been daughter-in-law Karisma Kapoor. Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma had been engaged last year and Bachchan Senior had even announced it during his 60th birthday celebrations on October 11, last year. But soon after, the engagement was called off.

According to Film Information, this has come as a disappointment for Kareena, as she was looking forward to playing a blind, deaf and dumb character opposite Bachchan. Rani Mukerji will fill her place.

Incidentally, Govind Nihalani's Dev features both Amitabh and Kareena, as the Big B had signed the film before his son's engagement.

Akshay Kumar: The complete man

Akshay KumarEver since Raj Kanwar's Andaaz (also starring Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta) was declared a hit, Akshay Kumar has been on the wish list of many directors and producers.

But the actor has a different game plan. He wants to complete all his pending films first. He recently completed his seven-year-old film Lashkar (now titled Hatya - The Murder) and has allotted dates to the much-delayed Purab Ki Laila, Paschhim Ka Chhaila. He has also decided to complete the held-up Vidroh and Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin.

Apparently, the actor does not want to have any incomplete films to his discredit.

Kishore Kumar's son debuts in Bollywood

Sumit KumarKishore Kumar and Leena Chandavarkar's son Sumit Kumar made his singing debut in Bollywood with Mudda: The Issue, directed by another debutant, director Saurabh Shukla. The film stars Arya Babbar, Rekha Vedvyasa and Prashant Narayanan.

Five of the film's seven songs have been recorded. The music directors are Jeet-Pritam.

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