Mumbai: One of the highest paid actresses of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan, as we learnt, was recently approached by the makers of the upcoming mythological period saga ‘Sita’. Though Kareena loved the part, she reportedly asked for some time to give the nod and a handsome amount of fees to do the on-screen Sita.
As per an industry insider, “Kareena will shoot for Veere Di Wedding 2 and Hansal Mehta’s film first because they are smaller films that will be completed in one month’s time each. Sita will need at least 8-10 months of prep, shoot and production. So she will be completely consumed by one film at that point but Bebo also realises that this will be her biggest magnum opus till date, as it’s a retelling of Ramayana from Sita’s point of view.”
While all of this is fine, but what Bebo demanded for this magnum opus could surely go heavy on makers budget. Telling about it more, the insider further added, “Bebo who usually asks in the Rs. 6-8 crores range for her films has quoted a sum of Rs. 12 crores which has put the producers in a tizzy. In fact, right now, they are reconsidering their decision and also taking the film to a younger actress, as well. But talks are on and Bebo remains the first choice.”
Notably, the maker of the mega periodic drama, Alaukik Desai, had taken the film to Bebo a few months ago. However, Kareena is currently busy with Advait Chandan’s ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ in which she will be seen opposite Aamir Khan. The movie is a remake of the 1994 Hollywood film ‘Forrest Gump’ starring Tom Hanks. Kareena will also be seen in Karan Johar’s ‘Takht’. In which she is starred with Anil Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, and Janhvi Kapoor.