Bebo tells Tussauds to wait

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By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Oct. 18 -- Kareena Kapoor's Madame Tussauds statue was to go public on Wednesday, but now, that'll happen only a week later. The 31-year-old actor got the date shifted due to the recent demise of boyfriend Saif Ali Khan's father and legendary cricketer, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.

Her figure will now be unveiled on October 27 in Blackpool, UK. "They wanted it to take place sooner, but then Saif's father passed away. So I wrote saying I wouldn't be able to do it before Diwali. It has worked out perfectly because now, the unveiling comes around RA.One's release, and I will be in London for its premiere (on October 25)," says Kareena.

However, due to the reshuffling of dates, she will miss the Toronto premiere of RA.One. "Aamir is coming to London to shoot a part of our film, Dhuaan, and I have to be there because it was a prior commitment. Shah Rukh (her RA.One co-star) also feels that my presence at the Dubai and London premieres is more than enough," she says.

Saif won't accompany her at the unveiling ceremony as he will be shooting for Agent Vinod in Rajasthan. "My mother (Babita) and a close friend will be present," says Kapoor, adding, "My mother has always encouraged me to take on different things. So, this one is for her."

Ask her if sister Karisma will be there too, and she says, "She can't accompany me because she is shooting (for Dangerous Ishq). She is busier than me nowadays!"