Let’s go back to the year 2000 when Bollywood actor Kareena Kapoor Khan and Ameesha Patel had just kick-started their Bollywood journey. Not many might be aware but the current Begum of Bollywood was reportedly the original choice for Ameesha Patel’s first film, ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai.’ However, the actor allegedly decided to quit the film after a few days. While Kareena Kapoor Khan made her debut with ‘Refugee’ opposite Abhishek Bachchan, Ameesha made hers opposite Hrithik Roshan and the rest is history. It seems like Kareena’s decision to opt out of the film didn’t work out in her favour as her debut movie did not fare well at the box office, meanwhile, ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’ broke all the records.
Kareena ended up losing the ‘Best Debut’ award to Ameesha that year. Media reports state that the actor wasn’t happy with the decision taken by the jury and situation got tense on stage. Since then, relationship with Ameesha Patel and Kareena Kapoor Khan have been assumed to be bitter. Both the actors reportedly went all out when it came to speaking against each other during public interviews.
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One such interview is Kareena’s wherein she gave an elaborate explanation behind the supposed clash between Ameesha Patel and herself.
Kareena Kapoor Khan started off by saying that she doesn’t really have problems with Ameesha Patel and that, she even called her up after ‘Gadar’ because she thought she was good in it. The actor revealed that she even went up to her to greet her in one of the award functions, state reports.
While she did all that she could to make peace with Ameesha Patel, the latter’s mother, on the other hand, bad-mouthed Kareena on every occasion she could get, the ‘Ki & Ka’ actor added.
Kareena spoke about how Ameesha’s mother would reportedly talk about how many flop movies Kareena had acted in and would “scream” about her daughter’s hits. The actor agreed that she had acted in movies that ended up being flops. At the same time, Kareena directed a question to Ameesha’s mother, “Then why is it that I am getting more paid than her?”
The Begum of Bollywood reportedly added that it is only talent that matters the most. She believes that she has the talent and is confident, which is why she will always be remembered unlike Ameesha Patel.
When asked about why she named Ameesha as a bad actress at that time, Kareena allegedly said that she only said that because she was “categorically asked” whether she is a bad actress.
Towards the end of the interview, Kareena reportedly said that she will sit at her feet if that is what makes Ameesha Patel happy. She is not competing with her and there is no comparison that can be done. Kareena left her fans at the note that she doesn’t think that Ameesha can ever do the kind of movies that she does.