EXCLUSIVE: Kareena Kapoor Khan opted out of ‘Hindi Medium’ sequel for monetary reason?


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It was in 2014 that Dinesh Vijan and Saif Ali Khan parted ways as filmmakers. Dinesh was the co-producer of Illuminati Films with Saif. Post that, Dinesh had his own production company called Maddock Films. Post the split, they had a cordial relationship with each other.

When Dinesh was planning to cast an A-lister opposite Irrfan Khan for the sequel to his 2017 sleeper hit ‘Hindi Medium’, he decided to approach Kareena Kapoor Khan for the same. Kareena loved the concept and this time, it would have been helmed by Homi Adajania and would be titled ‘English Medium’. Initially, he wanted to get Sara Ali Khan on board for the daughter’s role but it didn’t work out.

We have now got exclusive news that despite liking the script, Bebo didn’t want to sign the film. Our source has informed us saying, “Kareena had quoted for a price as high as 8 crore and Dinu couldn’t agree on the same. He was willing to pay her as much as Rs 5 crore but the actress didn’t budge.”

Now, the makers are in talks with Radhika Apte for the ‘Hindi Medium’ sequel. Till the official confirmation comes from the makers, keep reading this space for more such updates.

On the work front, Kareena has started shooting for ‘Good News’ that has Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. She will also be seen in Karan Johar’s ‘Takht’.

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