Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu’s alleged feud during the filming of their 2001 movie Ajnabee is still talked about today. In a 2002 interview, Kareena spoke about Bipasha, stating that the actor had fought with her during Ajnabee’s “overdress designer Vikram Phadnis.” Kareena had even called their fight Bipasha’s “only claim to fame.” This article delves into the details of their feud and how it began.
The Indian film industry is notorious for its rumours and gossip. One such rumour was the alleged feud between Kareena Kapoor and Bipasha Basu during the filming of Ajnabee. The two actors were relatively new to the industry and had contrasting backgrounds. Kareena was a star kid and made her acting debut with Refugee in 2000, while Bipasha was a former model who had made her acting debut with Ajnabee.
The Feud Over Dress Designer Vikram Phadnis
Reports suggest that the tiff between Kareena and Bipasha began when Bipasha reportedly borrowed Kareena’s stylist without informing her. The stylist in question was Vikram Phadnis, who was also the film’s costume designer. This allegedly did not sit well with Kareena, who had a history of disagreements with Bipasha.
In an interview with Filmfare in 2002, Kareena spoke about Bipasha, stating that she “just doesn’t seem to have any confidence in her own talent.” Kareena went on to say that Bipasha had spoken about her in a four-page interview, where she spoke about Kareena for three pages. Kareena believed that Bipasha should have talked more about her work than about her co-stars.
Bipasha’s Alleged Claims Against Kareena
Months after the release of Ajnabee, Bipasha spoke about the “uncharitable names” that Kareena had allegedly called her. However, Kareena dismissed these claims, stating that they were “a figment of her imagination.” In the same interview with Filmfare, Kareena spoke about how Bipasha seemed to be using their feud as her claim to fame.
The Aftermath of the Feud
Despite the rumours of their feud, Kareena and Bipasha went on to work together in the industry. Bipasha even did films with Kareena’s now-husband, actor Saif Ali Khan. The two actors have also appeared on the chat show Koffee With Karan, where they have spoken about each other in a cordial manner. However, their alleged feud during the filming of Ajnabee is still talked about today.
Kareena Kapoor’s Career
Kareena Kapoor has had a successful career in Bollywood, with several hit movies to her credit. Currently filming for The Crew with co-stars Tabu and Kriti Sanon, she was last seen in Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha (2022).
Bipasha Basu’s Career
Bipasha Basu, too, has had a successful career in Bollywood. She has appeared in several hit movies, including Raaz (2002) and Jism (2003). She was last seen in the web series Dangerous and gave birth to her first child, daughter Devi, with actor-husband Karan Singh Grover last year.