Remember Love Story 2050? That ridiculous film starring Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja. It is now revealed that Kareena Kapoor Khan who was just coming from the high of 2007’s Jab We Met was supposed to star in the ill-fated 2008 sci-fi romance drama. Kapoor Khan had reportedly even shot for a few days before bowing out – probably because she realised what a ridiculous script it was. Kapoor Khan’s spot was taken by Priyanka Chopra who was rumoured to be dating Baweja at that time. In a 2008 interview with The Hindustan Times, the actor was asked his views about Kareena’s involvement in the film. “She shot with me for a couple of days. But I don’t think any other actress could have done it the way Priyanka has,” he had said. Of course, Bebo wasn’t cheap – the shoot with her which was never used, cost the production a whopping amount of ₹16 lakh.
“We zeroed in on her name soon after Kareena’s exit from the film. She seemed to be the best choice for the role from every point of view, be it her persona, her dates chart, her sense of professionalism and the keen interest she showed in the film from day one. I am confident that she’ll pull off the role very well, considering that it has various shades to it. She is no doubt a very busy artist but we have decided to make adjustments,” producer and director Harry Baweja had also shared at that time.