However, not many know that Imtiaz had Kareena Kapoor, and not Nargis in mind for ‘Rockstar’. Yes, you read that right! Imtiaz Ali, impressed by Kareena Kapoor Khan’s performance in ‘Jab We Met,’ initially considered casting her as the heroine in ‘Rockstar.’ However, he couldn’t cast her romantically opposite Ranbir Kapoor, her cousin, who was deemed best suited for the title role.Consequently, the idea of casting Kareena had to be abandoned. Nargis eventually played the role, and Kareena admitted feeling heartbroken about it.
According to Hindustan Times, Ranbir Kapoor acknowledged the situation, mentioning that Kareena is hardworking, passionate, and has had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented directors, including Imtiaz. He expressed regret over the fact that due to their blood relation, they couldn’t act together.
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But he hoped that they could work together in the future as characters not romantically involved with each other. Well, we are still waiting to see that happen.
Although Ranbir couldn’t collaborate with Kareena in the film, he had the opportunity to work alongside his grand uncle Shammi Kapoor. Shammi Kapoor portrayed the character of Ustad Jameel Khan in the film, a role that played a significant part in Ranbir Kapoor’s character arc as Jordan.