[an error occurred while processing this directive]Bollywood can get so weird sometimes. Surprisingly, the much-talked-about film Love Aaj Kal has been in the news more for Kareena Kapoor's absence than the presence of the new sensation Deepika Padukone. It could be because everybody expected Saif Ali Khan, who produces and plays the lead role, to rope in his real life girlfriend but Deepika seems to be not happy with it all.
The news is doing the rounds that Deepika is irked by the unending talks on Kareena's exclusion from the film. It seems she has told her friends that Love Aaj Kal should be dedicated to Kareena. Deepika did confirmed that it must be the first time in the history of cinema that a leading lady is being talked about so much for not being in the film.
However, Deepika is not annoyed with Kareena for drawing all the attention unlike the reports in the media. She is sure that people will start talking about her once the film is released. She revealed that Imtiaz Ali was sure that she should act in the film and offered her the role even before the release of her debut film Om Shanti Om.
There is one reason why Deepika is not disturbed by the constant reference to Kareena with the mention of her film Love Aaj Kal because Imtiaz discovered her talent much before he discovered Kareena in Jab We Met. She revealed that Imtiaz told her to approach him when she is ready to enter films after she turned down his offer when she was a model. She added that Imtiaz kept his promise by casting her in Love Aaj Kal.
Deepika understands Saif-Kareena situation quite well. She said that it's natural for Saif to be very keen on casting his ladylove Kareena in his home production. She added that she would be disappointed if she were in Kareena's place, as she too wants to act with her beau Ranbir Kapoor.