Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, who have worked with Ajay Devgn before in various films, are hurt and upset with the actor for having portrayed them as buffoonish cartoons in his next, Toonpur Ka Superrhero, directed by Kirit Khurana, which releases next week.
A source from Toonpur said, "In the film, Ajay plays himself, a big star, who turns into a Superhero for his son. There's a scene where he's shown shooting for his film Omkara (which also starred Saif and Kareena). They are part of the scene but their characters have been portrayed in a comic manner.
“Saif is seen sporting a tattoo of Kareena on his left forearm as he does in real life even though during Omkara, Saif and Kareena were not dating each other and neither did Saif have any tattoo. It was Ajay's idea to incorporate some fun elements into the film and make it topical."
The source said that Saif's tattoo was spoofed in the film Golmaal 3. "In Toonpur too Ajay's character is seen making fun of Saif, his tattoo and his love for Kareena while Kareena's character is a hot chick who is trying to seduce Ajay. Saif's character is seen sporting sidelocks and goatee, the look Saif had a few months ago."
The source said these cartoons and their portrayal have upset Kareena and Saif.
"The couple were clueless about their caricatures as nobody had informed them about it. But when someone who saw Toonpur last Wednesday told them about it they were shocked! Kareena and Ajay have worked together in the recently released super hit Golmaal 3 and Kareena had expected Ajay to tell her about it.
“Even Saif, who considers Ajay a buddy and has worked with Toonpur producer Kumar Mangat Pathak in Omkara, is hurt that nobody bothered to tell him. Right now, the couple are keeping quiet. They want to watch the film and then react." Producer Kumar Mangat, Saif and Kareena remained unavailable for comment.