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Sunday, October 22, 2006

What Was She Thinking?

What exactly was Kareena Kapoor thinking when she agreed to do the cameo in Farhan Akhtar's remake of Don? Did she really think she could fill dancing shoes as sultry, graceful, and shapely as Helen's? I just saw the new "Yeh Mera Dil" and it is a disaster. She doesn't have the curves, the moves or the sass to come within even a parsec's distance of Helen's original shimmy.

Akhtar would have done well to hire one of the hundreds of Remix Rambhas, maybe even their Squadron Leader, Rakhi Sawant for the role. What he has ended up doing is weakening his film, which already faces a pretty formidable challenge in matching up to the original. The song had me rolling on the floor laughing. It wasn't just her dancing and emoting. Even the dress she wears is ridiculous. Thank heavens she didn't try to replicate the crawl-on-the-floor-and-flick-the-bullet-away routine like Helen.

I think the only reason Akhtar cast her in this role is so that people whould be so busy thinking "Kareena is so not Helen", that it would distract them from thinking "Sharukh is so not Amitabh".