By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Could we hope for a Happy Ending to this story at least? So far Saif and Kareena together on screen before or after marriage have spelt no magic at the box-office. They are coming together again now in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s Happy Ending, though Kareena will feature only in a cameo.
Confirming this, co-director Raj Nidimoru says Kareena won’t appear for a song only. “Saif and Kareena have scenes together. And we’re planning to shoot a song as well.”
While Raj is unwilling to reveal any more details, we understand from sources that Kareena’s role has been written into Happy Ending as an afterthought.
Says the source, “Saif, who is the film’s producer, wanted Kareena to be part of the film when she visited Saif on location in Detroit. As luck would have it, the co-director Raj and Krishna knew exactly where to fit Kareena into the plot.”
Interestingly, Preity Zinta too has a cameo in Happy Ending while Ileana d’Cruz plays the female lead.
Raj says both Kareena and Preity’s cameos are, “for the better. They both add something vital to the plot.”
While Saif and Preity have been a hit together in Salaam Namaste, all of Saif’s films with Kareena including J .P Dutta’s LoC Kargil, Rensil D’Silva’s Kurbaan and Sriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod were flops.
Evidently, audiences don’t enjoy watching real-life couples on screen. A majority of John Abraham’s films with Bipasha Basu and Akshay Kumar’s films with Twinkle Khanna were flops.