We’ve all seen Kareena Kapoor in a diva avatar in the promos of Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine where the lady is forever high on glamour. So when we heard about Bebo gearing up to play the role of a political reporter in Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha, we did a double take.
What’s more, Kareena won’t just play a fictional character, but she will try and step into the shoes of the famous CNN journalist Christiane Amanpour. “I wrote Kareena’s character thinking only of Amanpour. I love the deep connectivity she establishes with the viewers with her compassionate reportage and analysis,” Jha said in an interview. Ahem ahem. Now that sounds a little tough to carry off, doesn’t it?
Why, recently we were told by Bebo’s dear cousin, Ranbir Kapoor, that his sister would make for an amazing B-town journalist who can sniff hot goss well ahead of time. But would that be of any help here? Don’t think so!
Guess Jha didn’t want to take any chances with this one, so he has assigned loads of homework to apni Bebo darling. “Prakash has not only asked Kareena to model her character on Christiane Amanpour but he will also make the actor watch tapes of Amanpour’s news coverage and her show on CNN. Prakash wants Kareena to understand how much heart Amanpour brings to her news reportage,” a birdie revealed.
Even so, we wonder – will Kareena Kapoor be able to play the role of a political journalist convincingly? Tell us, readers!