Kareena Kapoor to play Arundhati

The Agent Vinod actor will be seen playing the queen in the Hindi remake of the blockbuster Telugu film

After playing walk-in-walk-out parts in films like RA.One and Agent Vinod, it looks like Kareena Kapoor has finally decided to do some significant roles. After bagging the much-talked about role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine, the actor is now gearing up to play the challenging lead role in the Hindi remake of 2009 Telugu film Arundhati.

Directed by Telugu director Kodi Ramakrishna, Arundhati is a fantasy film which had turned out to be a box office hit. The original film starred Anushka Shetty who had bagged many awards and tremendous accolades for her brilliant performance. And now our sizzling Bebo will be seen playing the mysterious queen – a very powerful character in this woman centric drama.

We hear that Katrina Kaif and Rani Mukerji were also approached for the same role, but they could not do the film due to date problems. Apparently, Bebo adjusted her busy calendar to play the legendary character. Sonu Sood, who played a baddie in the original movie, is going to retain his role in the remake as well.

Kareena is busy working on Heroine right now, after which she will start shooting for Arundhati’s Hindi remake. A little birdie has chirped to us that Priyadarshan was to make this film in Hindi, but he can’t direct the film at such a short notice. The original film’s producer M Shyam Prasad has the rights to remake the film but he’s yet to finalise the director for the Hindi version. Amidst all this there’s a strong buzz that Life In a Metro, Murder, Gangster and Kites director, Anurag Basu, is most likely to don the director’s hat. Anurag has never worked with Kareena before, so this should be an interesting combination to look out for.

The last time Bebo played a royal woman, was in Asoka where she played Princess Kaurwaky, but that one turned out to be a dud at the BO. But that’s in the past. As of now, with two woman centric films in her kitty (Heroine and Arundhati), 2012 is definitely turning out to be an extremely lucky year for Kareena!