Kareena to play Begum Samru? Ranbir & Kareena in Zoya Akhtar's next?
Kareena Kapoor is likely to play the role of Begum Samru in Tigmanshu Dhulia`s period film.
According to sources, Kareena had liked Tigmanshu's both the latest movies - "Paan Singh Tomar" and "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangste"` and she wants to work with the director.
Begum Samru was the head of a professionally-trained mercenary army, inherited from her European mercenary husband, Walter Reinhardt Sombre. She is regarded as the only Catholic ruler in India, as she ruled the principality of Sardhana in 18th and 19th century India.
Insiders reveal that Zoya Akhtar narrated the story to Kareena Kapoor during the shoot of Aamir Khan starrer ‘Talash’, and given the peculiarity of the theme, Bebo did not object to that. Similar was the case with Ranbir Kapoor, who, too, found it engaging and challenging to do the role.
Reportedly, they have given their consent for the project and it is likely to go on the floors by the end of this year. The movie will explore the intense relationship between a brother and sister on the screen, which was a regular thing in filmmaking during the rocking eighties of the bollywood.