When Ameesha was asked about it, she said that Rakesh Roshanhad told her that he had asked Kareena to leave the film because they were having differences.The filmmaker’s wife and Hrithik’s motherPinkie was shocked because the set was ready, crores of rupees had been spent on it and they had to find a replacement for Sonia in three days.
She said that since it was Hrithik’s debut and everyone was really stressed. From what Pinkie told Ameesha, Rakesh saw her at a wedding and he did not sleep all night as he was like, ‘I got my Sonia, I got my Sonia, but I hope she says yes’.“Rakesh uncle always says, ‘This girl paid attention to everything I taught her on sets.’ He always praises me and says I was a blessing in disguise,” she told Bollywood Bubble. She added that the filmmaker met her when she was just a teenager and he had told her that when she’s old enough, he will cast her in a film.
In an old interview with Filmfare, Kareena had said that she was glad she did not do Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai. “The film was made for Hrithik. His dad spent five hours on every frame and close-up of his, whereas not even five seconds were spent on Ameesha. There are portions in the film where she has pimples and under-eye bags on her face. She just doesn’t look beautiful, but every shot of his was a dream. So, I’m glad I didn’t do the film,” she had said.