While Pakistani actors Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan have been banned in Maharashtra by Shiv Sena, Begum Kareena Kapoor Khan is considering to work in a Pakistani film.
The Tashan actress has been in talks with Pakistani filmmaker, Shoaib Mansoor, for quite some time now and while the lady is in Dubai for a Ki And Ka event, it is rumoured that she might also sign on the dotted line for the Pakistani film, as reported by Bollywoodlife.com. It is believed that Kareena has a very strong role in the film which will be her next release after her Arjun Kapoor-starrer Ki And Ka.
Confirming the presence of the 35-year-old actress in Dubai, her friend Faraz Manan revealed that she is still reading the script, so her acceptance is not yet confirmed, reports the Dawn.
However, Mansoor has denied any plans of working with Kareena. He says, “She (Kareena) had written to me praising my films and expressed her wish to work with me, and that’s it. There is nothing concrete as yet.”
On the possibility of collaboration with India, Mansoor had said, “I’d like that. I feel the predicament regarding religious bigotry is the same in both the countries. I feel Pakistan and India are casualties of wrong policies. I wish to address these issues through my films. It’s important to bring about an awakening in people…. Not that I feel cinema can change mindsets.”
Mansoor admits he has encountered cultural and religious discrimination all across the world. “If you and I travel together, you can sail through customs. But I’ll be grilled although I dress conventionally. Intolerance is a way of life in every culture,” he adds.