Saif plays younger Rishi Kapoor in Love Aaj Kal

This has got to be seen. Imtiaz Ali’s third directorial venture Love Aaj Kal is already been talked about for various reasons including Kareena Kapoor’s ‘ghost appearance’. But Kareena’s ghost haunts not just Deepika Padukone’s presence in the film. Saif’s character in a bizarre so-far undisclosed way is also wedded to Kareena. It now comes to light that in one segment of the film, Saif plays Rishi Kapoor who happens to be Kareena’s uncle in real life. And when we say Saif ‘plays’ Rishi Kapoor, we mean Rishi Kapoor’s character grows younger in the plot to become Saif. This isn’t the first time that two actors have played the same character. Smriti Mishra and Kirron Kher played two phases in the life of Shyam Benegal’s Sardari Begum. But they were not connected the way Saif and Rishi are by Kareena. Without giving away the plot a source discloses, “The same character is played by Saif in a flashback and then Rishi Kapoor in present times. Unfortunately, Chintuji has little screen time with his son’s girlfriend Deepika. But he gets to bond for a major screen time with his niece Kareena’s boyfriend and yes, they play the same character in two different time zones.” Without revealing much, let’s just say Rishi’s character plays the passionate lover-guy who believes love conquers all. “At the end we see him with his real-life love interest and soul-mate Neetu Singh who makes a one-shot appearance,” says a source. The Kapoors and the Khans couldn’t have hoped for a better merger before Saif and Kareena’s marriage.

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