Mumbai, April 11: Actress Kareena Kapoor, who seems to have angered Tamil superstar Suriya's fans by saying she doesn't know him, has clarified that she knows him but has never met him.
"It is a fact that I don't know him. I've never met him, but that doesn't mean I don't know who Suriya is. Of course I know him. He's a big star in Tamil cinema, in fact one of the biggest. I truly respect his standing in the Indian film industry," Kareena said here.
"In fact, I'm doing the sequel to 'Singham', the film where he played the lead originally in Tamil cinema," she added.
Kareena says she was upset because of reports that she was doing an item song in the Suriya-starrer "Anjaan".
"I had never met the film's director Linguswamy nor agreed to do any song or dance for his film. So how could he be quoted as saying that I was doing a song for his film," she asked.
Kareena says she would love to work with Suriya whenever he does a Hindi film.
"He is tremendously talented. It'd be a pleasure and an honour to work with him," she said.