Kareena Kapoor arrived in Tangiers in Morocco last week. And in less than 24 hours she had fallen in love with the place.
Sighs the restless diva, “Saif and I are at the border of Spain and Africa near Gibraltar. It’s heaven on earth. Morocco is stunning. The people here are crazy about Hindi movies. The little Moroccon girls sing my song Yeh ishq haye from Jab We Met in Arabic. ”
Kareena can’t stop gushing about the local kids. “They’ve stolen my heart. They look how I used to look when I was a child. Plump cheeks, fair skin….They’re sooooo adorable! They love Shah Rukh Khan and me. They’ve watched all my movies. They’ve a Bollywood Hindi movie channel where all our movies are played. They love Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Jab We Met the most.”
About shooting for Agent Vinod the producer’s better-half says, “Tangiers is so gorgeous. No Indian film has ever been shot here. This movie is going to be something else. Saif and I want Agent Vinod to look like no other movie before.”
While Saif will be doing hardcore action scenes Kareena herself will have stunts to perform. “I do have my share of running around both off and on camera. I don’t intend to be just the producer’s girlfriend.”
Saif of course is chuckling in delight at Kareena’s enthusiasm for Morocco. The home that he brought for the two of them to stay together in Mumbai remains locked up, unused, half-furnished and undecorated.
Laughs Kareena, “It’s beome a joke between me and Saif. He left the entire designing and furnishing to me. I did some of it initially then there was no time. So now until I give the home attention we can’t do anything with it. It’s…frozen!”