Come November 5, and Kareena Kapoor will start shooting her item song for Dabangg 2 along with Salman Khan. Although the number is titled Fevicol, it will have none of the anticipated physical proximity between the two stars.
On the contrary, choreographer Farah Khan has been categorically asked to keep Kareena and Salman completely a part in the song. And before jumping to any conclusions about who might have thrown in such a no-intimacy clause (could it be the newly-wed Kareena’s inlaws?), it may come as a surprise to know that Salman’s is the face behind Farah’s brief.
It has been learnt that the actor demanded that the raunchiness in the item number be toned down because he has always seen Kareena as Karisma Kapoor’s younger sister. Post her marriage to Saif Ali Khan, he has become even more protective toward his co-star’s kid sister.
A source said, “There are absolutely no post-marital dos and don’ts for Kareena. She is free to do what she likes. There are no restrictions on her. The women in the Pataudi family whether it is Sharmila or Soha,are free to do what they think is right and Kareena is no exception. The decision to keep the item song at a fun-but-decorous level comes from Salman himself.”
Apparently, Salman wanted the item song with Kareena to be done discreetly right from the beginning. “And after the wedding, he is even more conscious of his co-star Lolo’s baby sister Bebo being Mrs Kapoor Khan,” the source said. Salman was faced with a similar situation earlier in Dabangg, when he had to shoot the Munni Badnaam number with his sister-in-law Malaika Arora Khan.
Meanwhile, it is interesting to note that both the projects Kareena has signed after marriage—the item song in Dabangg 2 and the female lead in Prakash Jha’s Satsang—are essentially ‘stand-alone’ roles. In Dabangg 2, she will perform the item number in Salman’s company without the two of them getting too close for comfort. Whereas in Satsang, she is paired with Ajay Devgn but they share no intimate moments.
On the subject of the item song in Dabangg 2, Arbaaz Khan refused to comment on the way it will be shot.