Kareena Kapoor enters ‘Dabangg 2’

Not to play an acting part, but to burn the dance floor and raise the hot-o-metre with an item number

All those Malaika Arora Khan fans out there hold on to your hearts as we just found out that Munni may not be a part of the most-awaited sequel Dabangg 2. Yes, you read it right. Malaika won’t do a sequel to her Munni Badnam in the next edition of Dabangg. Maybe it’s coz she developed a sudden desire to work with Hollywood filmmakers Woody Allen and Pedro Almadovar? Don’t ask us what she intends to do in those films. Another reason, we hear, is that the standards were set really high with Munni and Arbaaz Khan felt that people will have loads of expectations from Malaika if she did yet another item song in the Dabangg sequel and there will be loads of comparisons to Munni. The director thought that it could work against the film. Anyway, whatever the reason might be, according to buzz, Salman Khan’s Bodyguard co-star Kareena Kapoor will step into Malaika’s shoes and dance to some desi beats in the sequel. Is this the outcome of Kareena’s ‘buddy buddy baatein’ with the Khandaan? We don’t know. Apart from pleasing Salman, we think she could also be doing the item song to prove her detractors wrong. Her mujra number in Agent Vinod has received a lot of flak instead of the applause she had expected.

And if we know Bebo well, she doesn’t take criticism with a pinch of salt. Remember the snide remarks she got for her fuller figure in Yeh mera dil from Don? The next thing we knew was that Kareena toiled hard to shed her puppy fat and flaunted a sexy bikini body in Tashan. The Dabangg 2 item song seems to be her move to silence all those who spoke out against her mujra skills! Will the Chammak Challo girl manage to recreate the magic of Munni? Let’s wait and watch.