Much has been reported about why the beautiful Kareena Kapoor walked out of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Ram Leela’. However, news has nowemerged that it was not her impendingmarriage to Saif Ali Khan which was to blame but rather a pregnancy clause that was included in the contract.
A source revealed to Times of India, “The bone of contention between Bebo and Bhansali wasn’t the money; as is being speculated in the media. It is reportedly the pregnancy clause that Bebo refused to sign”. It seems the reliable source has gone on record to say that Bhansali put in a clause stating that Kapoor should not get pregnant during the course of ‘Ram Leela’.
It is thought such contracts and agreements that are the norm today first came into play in the 80s. The clauses are usually at the filmmaker’s discretion and have been known to includethings such as who would be allowed on the set with any given actor to how many dates a given actor would be required. Of late,a pregnancy clause is included to protect the marketing of any given film and it seems Bhansali was not prepared to take the risk with Kapoor. Is Madhur Bhandarkar listening?