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Kareena Kapoor Khan is expecting her first child in December. Pictured: Kareena Kapoor KhanVarinder Chawla

Bollywood couple, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan, has announced recently that they are expecting their first child in December. This sparked speculations that Kareena might not do any films, including Rhea Kapoor's "Veere Di Wedding," due to her pregnancy.

But, Rhea rubbished the rumours and confirmed that Bebo will start the shooting of the film, which also stars Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania, in August. "Bebo is a thorough professional and she will start shoot of the film in August. Much like the spirit of our film, which celebrates the modern girl, Kareena is going on with her work and life as usual. We are proud to have her (in the film)," Rhea told the Press Trust of India.

Rhea and Ekta Kapoor are producing the film and it will be helmed by the "Khoobsurat" director, Shashanka Ghosh. Rhea also congratulated Kareena and Saif who are soon going to be parents. "Ekta Kapoor (producer) and I with our families and companies are delighted and excited for Kareena and Saif. As producers of 'Veere Di Wedding' we are thrilled to be part of their special journey," she said.

Earlier, it had been reported that Kareena has also been roped in for Rohit Shetty's "Golmaal 4." But, according to the industry sources, the "Ki and Ka" actress was not offered the film. "'Golmaal 4' has not been offered to her yet as the work on the script is still going on. She will continue to shoot for 'Veere Di Wedding' till October and will also do brand endorsements and shoots during this period," PTI quoted the sources as saying.

Saif announced the pregnancy news on behalf of his wife as well. Earlier, when the rumours of her pregnancy were doing the rounds, Bebo tried to hide it from the media. However, now it has been confirmed by Saif that they are expecting their first kid in December.

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