An MMS showing Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor locking lips three years ago made headlines for months. But what happened afterwards? How exactly did Bebo become Saif’s girl and why did she snub his sister Soha in public? Coming soon to a theatre near you is The Secret life of Karina (that’s how the filmmaker spells it to avoid legal hassles with the actress), a B-grade film that claims to have answers to all these questions.

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The film has an alleged budget of Rs 20 crores and is being produced by Spectra Multimedia Films, a production house known for making regional movies. “The film is inspired by the life of Shahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan,” explains Flynn Remedios, Spectra’s executive producer. “The film will be based mostly on media reports. It’ll show the underbelly of Bollywood. We are not cooking up anything. These stories were published. We will be showing the whole incident of the Shahid-Kareena smooch and even the one when Kareena snubbed Saif’s sister Soha Ali Khan at an event,” he says.

Believe it or not, the pot boiler will also draw some instances from the infamous real life of Bollywood’s bad boy Salman Khan. The lead protagonist in the movie, cleverly named Saifee, is supposedly a mixture of Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s personalities.

Remedios says, “Saifee’s character will exhibit traces of Salman’s ‘violent’ love stories with his ex girlfriends, notably Somi Ali and Aishwarya Rai.”

He explains that the film is set to go on the floors next month as the star cast is yet to be finalised.

Shradha Sharma, the actress initially chosen to play the lead role of Karina, has since declined the offer. “I wasn’t comfortable playing this character as I do not want to offend Kareena Kapoor. There was a scene in which Shaheed [the screen name for the actor playing Shahid Kapur’s role] cuts his wrists for the actress and I found all this very uncomfortable,” says Sharma.

When asked to react, Salman’s spokesperson Alok Mathur said that if the production house is openly claiming that the character is that of Salman, “they will get into real trouble”.

“They are just out to get publicity. They can’t get the real Salman, toh Salman ke naam ka faayda uthaaenge. Such films always flop,” said Mathur.

Responding to the matter, Shahid Kapur’s spokesperson said, “Shahid doesn’t know about such a film and is not going to bother. It is a B-grade film and these people are clearly doing it for publicity.”

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan were not available for comment.

Source: Hindustan Times

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