Kareena Kapoor was rejected when she did a look test for the 2002 film Devdas, directed by Bhansali.
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Alongside Alia Bhatt, Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan recently made an appearance on an episode of Koffee With Karan season 8. During an open discussion on Karan Johar's talk show, the actress answered honestly when asked who actress she considered to be the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's superior muse. She was so positive about the prospect of working with him again in the future.
For those who are not familiar with the story, Kareena tried out for the 2002 film Devdas, which was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali Bhansali. Nevertheless, she was turned down, and Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit ended up starring opposite Shah Rukh Khan. In an interview, Bebo even stated categorically that she would never collaborate with him.
In 2013, Kareena received an offer to star in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela as the primary lead. But a few days before filming started, she left the project and worked on Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. Deepika Padukone, who co-starred with Ranveer Singh, bagged the role.
Koffee with Karan Season 8 host Karan Johar asked Kareena Kapoor Khan which among Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan she thought would be the best muse for renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Alia Bhatt then jokingly begged her not to say her name. Kareena answered the question with her signature humour: "I still have a chance to work with him." With a teasing tone, Karan said, "Accha, aa gayi na line par."
Kareena Kapoor Khan's work front
On the professional front, Kareena recently had her world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival with her film "The Buckingham Murders," directed by Hansal Mehta. In addition, it's her debut movie as a producer. Ash Tandon, Ranveer Brar, and Keith Allen also feature in the film.
Kareena will also co-star with Tabu and Kriti Sanon in the movie "The Crew." Produced by Ekta and Rhea Kapoor, the movie is directed by Rajesh Krishnan.