Kareena in Dino’s home production


Actor-producer Dino Morea is ready to adapt a British play on screen and says he will team up with the much-sought after Kareena Kapoor in his first movie as a producer. Dino and Kareena bonded beautifully when they shot the ICI Dulux Velvet Touch paint ad in Rajasthan with Karan Johar last year.

“Karan played the lead with Kareena while I was just the silent producer. I made her promise that if and when I produce a film she’d have to be my co-star. I never knew the director for my first feature film would have the same idea,” Dino said.

Last year he had signed ad filmmaker Shamim Desai for his first film as producer, but Desai backed out. “It’s an adaptation of a very successful play from Britain. At this stage, I’d rather not say more because someone is always there to pull the rug from under your feet. The hit play in Britain was directed by a very talented guy called Pravesh Kumar and now I’ve hired him to direct my first feature film based on his own play,” says Dino.

The film will be based on one of Pravesh’s two hit plays - Deranged Marriage or Something About Simi.

But why Kareena and not Dino’s close friend Lara Dutta? “Kareena suits the role perfectly. It’s almost as if the role was conceived for her. She’s meant to play the part. In fact, the play is named after her character.” — HNS