The director Imtiaz Ali had a tough choice of choosing between Ranbir Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor for his movie ‘Rockstar’. As Ranbir and Kareena are first cousins and couldn’t be paired as a romantic couple, he had to choose between them and he chose Ranbir Kapoor ultimately because Ranbir suited the role of the main lead perfectly.
It wasn’t just Imtiaz Ali who is disappointed for not being able to work with Kareena Kapoor but also Ranbir Kapoor, who said that it is ‘heartbreaking’ not to be able to work with such a tremendous actress.
“She’s hardworking, passionate and has had the opportunity to work with many good directors, including Imtiaz. It’s unfortunate that since we are related by blood, we couldn’t act together,” he said to a leading daily.
He hoped that soon a script come their way that will allow them to work together.
“May be a film in which we are not meant to romance each other but play characters,” he said.
However, Ranbir Kapoor is glad he got a chance to work with his late uncle Shammi Kapoor in the movie.
“He would rehearse his lines industriously, flirt with the assistant directors and share stories of Kashmir and the songs pasteurized there. It was an unforgettable experience for all of us, particularly me,” he said.
The movie ‘Rockstar’ is the last silver screen appearance of the legendary actor Shammi Kapoor.
The movie will release on November 11.