Madhur Bhandarkar, who worked with Kareena Kapoor in Heroine, has a unique nickname for the actress. Madhur Bhandarkar calls Kareena, Bai!! While shooting Heroine Madhur addressesd Kareena as Bai and he used to say-tell bai the shot is ready.
When a leading daily asked Kareena Kapoor about this nickname, she said, "The word in Marathi is used as a very powerful term. Actually it is associated with respect. Madhur and I share a very good rapport. He is a friend. I usually don't become friends with my directors. But Madhur is different." Kareena Kapoor also said that ever since Chandni Bar got released, she wanted to work with Madhur Bhandarkar.