When Zoya Akhtar wrote her 2015 family-on-a-cruise waterborne road film Dil Dhadakne Do, which turned 8 on June 5, she intended to cast Kareena Kapoor Khan and her cousin Ranbir Kapoor as siblings. After all, as Zoya and her brother Farhan argued, this was the only opportunity that two charismatic Kapoor cousins would have to come together, as they cannot play the conventional lead pair for very obvious reasons.
When Kareena Kapoor Khan – Ranbir Kapoor said no to Dil Dhadakne Do
As Zoya had reasoned at that time, it was either Kareena and Ranbir or Zoya and Farhan. Kareena agreed to do the film on condition that Ranbir would come on board to do her sibling’s role. Ranbir initially said yes and then opted out, ostensibly for reasons of a date clash with another project. However, sources had revealed that Ranbir was not sure at that point of time that he wanted to be seen on screen with his superstar-cousin.
After Ranbir’s exeunt, Kareena too expressed unwillingness to do the project arguing that she would rather not be seen as Ranveer Singh’s sibling. This was not the first time Ranveer stepped into Ranbir’s role. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela had first been offered to Ranbir. On the other hand, Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet was first offered to Ranveer Singh.
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