On Tuesday, Kareena who’s been on a vertiginous high since the release of Jab We Met finally started shooting a new film at Film City at the outskirts of Mumbai. Nervous like a debutante, Kareena said, “Although we’ve done Priyadarshan’s Kyun Ki before, I always get nervous working with Salman. He was my sister’s hero long before we were paired together. And now to be doing a film with him…”

The two were destined to serenade immortality in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani. But the film never happened. Kareena was also signed for Salman Khan’s home production My Punjabi Nikaah. That never happened either.

Kareena chuckles in disbelief. “Our new film Main Aur Mrs Khanna is an intensely romantic film. I don’t think Salman has done a pure love story like this before. Neither have I. Sohail is also in the film.”

Interestingly, this is the first time in her distinguished career that Kareena will be working with a debutant director Prem Soni. “He’s very talented. It wouldn’t matter even if he wasn’t. I’m doing it for Salman,” says Kareena emotionally.