KWK: Kareena Kapoor Wasn't The First Choice For ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’; She Even Gave Her First Screen Test For It

Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aamir Khan made an appearance on the hotly-buzzed show, Koffee With Karan Season 7. The duo, who must have mastered the art of chattering with Karan Johar on the couch considering their past experiences, delivered an entertaining episode. From getting candid about marriages to talking about their upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha, it was a refreshing break from seeing the younger stars of Bollywood.

The duo came to promote their upcoming Advait Chandan directorial movie and completed their task successfully. The film has been a talking point for sometime now, for some good and bad reasons. Adding to the chatter, Aamir Khan revealed that Kareena Kapoor was not even the first choice to play the role of Roopa. The makers were considering to cast a younger actress to portray the role that spans from 18-50 years.

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Whilst choosing a lead for himself, Aamir Khan and director Advait Chandan were watching an ad which featured Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan. The veteran actor revealed that Advait was so mesmerized by Kareena Kapoor that Aamir Khan had to approach her for the role. However, that came with a twist. Kareena took over the narration and revealed that her co-star asked her to do a screen test, a first in her career despite having an acting career spanning over two decades.

It was Saif Ali Khan, Kareena’s husband, who convinced her to do the screen test because he found it ‘cool’. Saif Ali Khan told his wife that everyone does it and that he is ‘happy’ about it. She further stated that cameras were brought into her office where she gave the screen test. Karan Johar also asked Kareena if it was an ‘ego thing’ that actors in India seldom perform screen tests while it is quite a popular practice overseas.

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The 41-year-old was quick to shot down the claim and added that she was simply nervous since she had never done it before. The actor finally decided to take a plunge and do the screen test before adding, ”I said, actually what the hell! What will happen? (If) he’ll say it didn’t work. So, it’s fine. I said it’s Aamir. And if I’d do it. It’ll be for Aamir”. The Hindi adaption of Tom Hanks’ Forrest Gump, Laal Singh Chaddha will open in theatres on August 11, 2022.

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