Mumbai, Jan 11: Film maker Karan Johar wants Kareena Kapoor as the leading lady in his joint venture with Ekta Kapoor, but the latter wants Katrina Kaif.
Karana and Ekta have come together to make a love story with a twist and would cast the lead pair soon, says a media report.
The film's leading lady is a strong and sexy character, and both KJo and Ekta want a top actress to play the role.
But while Ekta is convinced that Katrina Kaif is best suited for the role, Karan feels the role needs a performer and wants to cast Kareena Kapoor.
Kareena has worked for KJo in Kurbaan, We Are Family and the upcoming Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, and he has directed her in Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham.
KJo makes no bones about his fondness for her. At a recent event he said,Kareena is the in-house heroine for us. Period.
The report says, while Ekta respects Karan's judgement and his friendship with Bebo, she is not sentimental enough to ignore the box office.
She feels Katrina works a certain magic with her luck factor, and for Ekta that is a big factor.
Besides,she has already signed Kareena for the sequel of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai with Akshay Kumar, so naturally she wants to cast Kat for this one.
The decision will be taken soon.
Both the producers will sit together and figure out which actress works best, and who has the dates to give them for their joint production.