It may make juicy copy to say Abhishek Bachchan would be paired with Kareena Kapoor in Umesh Shukla's untitled film.
But regrettably, it is not the truth.
Pooh-poohing a report on Saturday in a tabloid that Kareena is "seriously considering" director Umesh Shukla's offer to star in his next with Abhishek , Umesh says, "I've never in my life met Kareena Kapoor, let alone offer her a role. The closest I've come to her is while sitting some rows behind her at awards function. I've never approached her for any role."
Umesh further informs there is no heroine for his film, nor a title. "I will approach a leading lady after I lock in the script this week. I've so far only finalized Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek for the film."
Why not Paresh Rawal after their amazing rapport in OMG Oh My God? "Because the personality and spoken language required in this film suited Rishiji more. But I will miss Pareshji immensely in this film. I will work with him again in the near future. That's a promise I've made to myself."