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Kareena: My Hero No 1 is Saif

After Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamir and Saif, Kareena Kapoor will be seen romancing another Khan-Imran-in Dharma Productions’ EK MAIN AUR EKK TU. Sreya Basu catches up with the duo after the first look launch of the film in Mumbai

Kareena has worked with the four leading Khans of Bollywood. And the latest is her pairing with Imran. She has also bagged the much speculated Madhur Bhandarkar film HEROINE. With this career graph, is she the industry’s biggest heroine?
Imran: I think so.

Kareena: But I don’t think so. HEROINE is a special film for me… I am doing a very performance oriented role in the film.

All of Imran’s co-stars have good things to say about him…the latest being Katrina Kaif . What do you have to say about him?
Imran: You want her to say bad things about me?

Kareena: A really bad thing about Imran is that he doesn’t have a sense of humour. I don’t like his jokes…they are not funny.

Imran: You (to Kareena) don’t appreciate my jokes… that is the problem.

Kareena: But yes, he is a very cool guy and very sweet and very, very good-looking.

Imran, do you have a problem that heroines have only good things to say about you?
Imran: It could be yaar. Obviously I do something wrong, or may be because I don’t do anything wrong.

Kareena, already Bollywood has acknowledged you as Heroine No 1, the latest one to say this is Karan Johar (filmmaker). Who is Hero No 1 according to you?
Kareena: I have no idea. Well, for me, my Hero No 1 is Saif (Ali Khan). So, I will go with it.

After RA.ONE (Shah Rukh Khan) and BODYGUARD (Salman Khan), do you think you will be third time lucky with Imran Khan?
Imran: Actually fourth time… don’t forget mamu (Aamir Khan; 3 IDIOTS).

Kareena: Ya. Of course, with Aaamir, it’s like…I absolutely adore him. I am a huge fan of Aamir. But in EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, Imran has brought a lot of freshness than all the films I have done so far. I think our chemistry is pretty sizzling and quite crackling. I have actually enjoyed a lot working with Imran. He is a very, very sweet guy.

Imran: But you don’t think I am a funny guy.

Kareena: Ya…Imran is not funny, but he is very sweet.

Imran: You know, she says very mean things about my humour.

Kareena: It’s not just me, I am sure all his friends feel that…and his wife (Avantika).

Does EK MAIN AUR EKK TU has a similarity with Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher starrer WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS (2008)?
Imran: There is not a single page of similarity. The fact that Rahul Kapoor (Imran) and Riana Braganza (Kareena) are married in Vegas is one of the aspects of the film, not the entire film. The fact that the two protagonists get married in Vegas under a moment of weakness made way to this kind of stories.

Is 2012 going to be a special year for Kareena? The film releases in February, while she is also getting married early next year. Will the dates clash?
Imran: I will answer it for Kareena. All her dates in February are with us. She will be promoting EK MAIN AUR EKK TU before and after. In March we will be celebrating the film.

Kareena, what do you have to say?
Kareena: Well, both Saif and me are waiting for the release of AGENT VINOD. So, once it releases, we will announce it.


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