News has it that Kareena Kapoor has given her consent to Madhur Bhandarkar for Heroine starting March 2012.However it is wrong to assume that this arrangement is confirmed. A trade source says, Kareena has reportedly
asked for a huge remuneration. Something to the tune of 10 cr for this project. She will only sign on the dotted line after if she gets paid handsomely. ”It is being suggested that UTV has assured Bebo that the price she gets for this movie will be the highest ever paid to a Bollywood heroine.
However no one either from Kareena’s side nor from UTV is saying the figure being negotiated is a reported 10 cr.
One hears that Heroine has now become a prestige project for UTV and Madhur. And both are willing to walk lengthsto make sure the project happens.
Kareena was the first choice for this film. However when she dithered, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was brought in.
Of course Ash’s pregnancy brought the film to an abrupt halt.Had Kareena done Heroine the first time around, she may never have been to negotiate such a heavy price for herself.
Incidentally one doesn’t know what price Bebo will ultimately get. However Aishwarya Rai Bachchan got the highest everprice for the bi-lingual Robot(Tamil and Hindi). It is rumoured that she got paid something around 5-6 cr.
Sources: Times of India