Kareena paired opposite Akshay Kumar in ''Kambakth Ishq''

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Mumbai, Nov 19 (UNI) Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, fresh from the success of her latest film ''Jab We Met'', has been signed opposite Akshay Kumar in Sajid Nadiadwala's next ''Kambakth Ishq''.

The film is being directed by Sabir Khan. Kareena said, ''This is the first film I have signed post 'Jab We Met'. It's a very unusual love story and I loved the script, and besides I always wanted to act in Sajid Nadiadwala's banner. I am also looking forward to work with Akshay again after Yashraj's 'Tashan'. This will be our fifth film together and we share an excellent chemistry on screen.'' Sajid Nadiadwala whose last film ''Hey Babyy'' was a huge draw at the box office said, ''My director Sabir and I both saw 'JAB WE MET' together and absolutely loved it. Kareena's transition from an extroverted character and a matured character was fantastic. It was a difficult role, and she was exemplary.'' Sajid Adds ''Kambakth Ishq is a romantic drama with comedy in it.

Kareena is working for the first time with our banner and I am excited about it. She would suit the role perfectly. In fact we have had a hundred per cent golden jubilee hits record with her sister Karisma in 'Jeet' and 'Judwa'. Kareena's dad Randhir has worked with our banner Nadiadwala Grandsons in many films including Haath Ki Safai and Rampur Ka Lakshman.'' Replying to questions, Sajid said, ''I don't make action films but women-centric films where the girl's role is pivotal to the story.

When I approached Kareena, She said that she didn't want to hear the script, but just wanted to start shooting. That was her confidence on our banner. '' The shooting of ''Kambakth Ishq'' is slated to begin from January 2008 with 9 actors from Hollywood, which will be shot in exotic locales of Los Angeles. ''It will be an international love story on a huge scale,'' he added.

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