Kareena Kapoor scores over Katrina Kaif!

Karan Johar-Ekta Kapoor zero in on Kareena to play the leading lady in their joint venture

Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor had been keen on working with each other for quite some time. And finally they found a script that they were equally kicked about. But there was just one hitch – the two had completely different ideas on who should play the leading lady in the film. While KJo was pitching for Kareena Kapoor, Ekta was keen on Katrina Kaif. After lots of discussions, the duo finally decided to go with Kareena.

Speculations were rife that Chikni Chameli would give the spunky Bebo a run for her money, but Karan was extremely impressed with Kareena’s performance in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. And he was not ready to let go of  Bebo. So he convinced good friend Ekta to sign the Chammak Challo girl. But Ekta had her way too! The Dirty Picture producer really wanted to cast Emraan Hashmi as the male lead and KJo has agreed. Karan has, in fact, already signed Emraan for another Dharma Productions film. If Emraan manages to bag the film, it’ll be quite an odd pairing, wouldn’t it? Anyway, the K-buddies are slated to finalise the rest of the cast by next month and the shoot of this untitled film will start in December this year. But with Kareena’s ‘no kiss’ rule in place, we wonder whether the serial kisser will be sorely disappointed if he finally signs the film!