Rani Mukerji plays the lead in ‘Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic’, while Amisha Patel is enacting the second lead. Rani is considered very close to Aditya and so she was expecting full praise from him but things went in the opposite direction. Now, Adi has offered Amisha two more films of his reputed banner and one of the films offered would be directed by Shaad Ali, for which Ranbir Kapoor has already been signed to play the lead.
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why Rani is feeling the insecure and miffed with the recent development Rani will be seen showering magic in her next release but in real life, she seems to have lost her magic. Her magic could not work on the audiences for either of her releases last year, be it Laaga Chunari Mein Daag or Saawariyan and now her magic has failed to work on her brands as well.
Apparently Nestle India has decided to part ways with Rani who was the brand ambassador for their Munch brand for the past four years. Buzz has it that Nestle felt Rani was too old for their image and hence they want to opt for a younger face. If that wasn't bad enough, event Fanta, another brand, which Rani used to endorse, has also decided against renewing their contract with her to make the matters worst she is not looking her ravishing self of lately and has gained loads of weight specially when the size zero mania is gripping the industry while Amisha is looking smashing with her new found great figure and confidence post her break up with Vikarm Bhatt.
Insider from the Yash raj explains that Rani played dirty with Amisha during the shooting of the film he recalls how Rani became over friendly with Amisha in the presence of Kareena only to snub her later. The full story goes like this Rani is the lady of the house since she’s dating Yash Chopra’s heir apparent, Adi Chopra. Rani whose career was otherwise dwindling found an anchor in Adi who’s even gone ahead to divorce his wife to make way for his new queen. All this has perhaps given Rani ample scope to hold court and make every Yash Raj film that she’s in, her playground.
Amisha was clear in her head when she signed up as the second lead in ‘Thoda Pyaar..’ that she will be playing second fiddle to Rani in the plot. She was well aware of her portions in the film not to mention her screen time, which was precisely half of Rani’s. Yet by pure virtue of it being a Yash Raj production, a feather in her cap and a definite push to her own down sliding career in all good faith, Miss Patel dived right in.
Subsequently, the shooting commenced and Rani’s act as the ringmaster started. At first there were no hiccups but Rani’s never been known to be the secure sorts. The presence of another heroine in the frame was bound to get to her at some point. Plus there’s an over-riding underdog syndrome that Rani’s faced in her career, until now. And in classic Rani style, Amisha was first befriended before being backstabbed. And the friendship happened by default.
On their schedule abroad, Saif had a visitor, his girlfriend, Kareena Kapoor. Now Rani and Kareena go way back there is no love lost between the two. They were friends a long time ago but sooner rather than later, Bebo realized Rani was not what she seemed. After a few bitter experiences, their friendship eventually fizzled out. Rani was however in a tight spot when Kareena, after all these years came face to face at the shooting of ‘Thoda Pyaar…’.
Fortunately for Rani, Amisha was at arm’s length in a bid to make Bebo envious, Rani charmed Amisha with her clichéd terms of endearment and praises that the poor Patel read as genuine. This child’s play continued for a bit until it was time for Bebo to leave. Bebo’s departure was a cue for Rani to come back to character. She distanced herself from Amisha gradually, who was left wondering what had construed to change temperatures from hot to cold.
Rani’s shift in attitude towards Amisha was something the unit noticed immediately. It was not in Amisha’s nature to ask questions, so she continued to work with her lips sealed. And she probably realized that it’s the bigger picture she needed to concentrate on, which at this point was the completion of the film.
But in bollywood table turns fast during the shoot when Rani distant herself from Amisha she come quite close to the film director Kunal Kholi rumours were rife that Amisha was having problems with her boyfriend Kannav Puri and Kunal had been lending his shoulder for her to cry on. In fact, the Bollywood sources insist that Kunal was taken in by Amisha’s soft nature and even fought with Aditya Chopra to get Amisha’s role extended in the film. An insider insists that Kunal has made Amisha look stunning in the film, unlike Rani, who’s looking uninspired. The effort and care that has gone into Amisha’s character is very obvious.
Also, Kohli too has been telling everyone that Patel isn’t doing a cameo but has a proper role in the film. This magic of pyaar between the two has even made the leading Lady Rani insecure. She feels that Amisha’s role has turned into a full-fledged one from that of a cameo, because of her closeness to the director.