Ameesha Patel said that director Rakesh Roshan asked Kareena Kapoor to leave Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai as they had differences. Ameesha was speaking to Bollywood Bubble in a new interview when she recalled what Rakesh had told him back when she was making her first Bollywood film. Ameesha and Hrithik made a dream debut with the film in 2001 and the film turned out to be a big hit for both the leads. (Also Read: Ameesha Patel thanks Anil Sharma as she celebrates the success of Gadar 2)
“He was asked by Karina to leave”
Asked about the time Kareena left Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai after shooting for a few days, Ameesha told the YouTube channel, “Actually, she didn’t back down. From what Rakesh ji told me, he asked her to leave the film because they had differences. And Aunty Pinkie (Rakesh’s wife), said they were shocked because the set was ready, and a replacement for Sonia had to be found in three days, and crores of rupees (had been spent) on this set. It was Hrithik’s debut and everyone was really nervous. Pinky aunty told me that the day Rakesh saw me at the wedding, he didn’t sleep the whole night. It was like “I got my Sonya, I got my Sonya, but I hope she says yes.” He added that when he got the offer, he had no idea about the backstory and the sleepless night Rakesh had after meeting Ameesha.
Rakesh Roshan praises Ameesha
He also said, “Rakesh’s uncle always says, ‘This girl paid attention to everything I taught her on the sets.’ He always praises me and says I was a blessing in disguise.” She then thanked her fate for everything that had happened since then.
When Rakesh decided to replace Kareena Kapoor because of Babita
In a 2020 interview with The Quint, Rakesh Roshan had said that he decided to replace Kareena as the lead in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai due to the intervention of the actor’s mom Babita.
Sequel to Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai?
During the interview, Ameesha also expressed hopes for a sequel to Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and Humraaz when asked about these films. He added that if the audience wants it and the makers can find a justified story to make a sequel, then it should be done.
Kareena in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
In an old interview with Filmfare magazine, Kareena Kapoor she had said that she was happy to leave Kaho Naa Pyaar. He added that Ameesha did not look pretty in the film and even had pimples and bags under her eyes in some portions. Kareena added that even after her exit from the film, there were no issues between Hrithik and her.
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