Since the time Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai‘s untitled movie has gone on the floors, speculations as to who will play the female leads have been going on. From Alia Bhatt to Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone, all the top actresses are being named as the heroines of this film.
But it seems like Katrina Kaif and Anushka are the names that have been finalised. Rumours of Katrina and Deepika doing the movie together were rather strong at one point of time, but there were reports of Katrina requesting Aanand to remove Deepika from the film.
In an interview with DNA, Katrina responded to this piece of news –
“I don’t think any actor in today’s day and age is going around putting stipulations on their director. I am not comfortable talking about or having discussions on any film. I would rather like to give the directors their professional space to sort out or go through this process.”
Previously, Katrina Kaif was the first choice for Naina in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. However, later, Deepika bagged the role and the film was a massive hit. Katrina was also the first choice for Chennai Express alongside Shah Rukh Khan, which she rejected. And eventually, the role went to Deepika.
We wonder if the rumours are true and Katrina wanted Deepika to get dropped from Aanand.L.Rai’s next.
As far as the film is concerned, Anushka Sharma has bagged the second female lead after Katrina. Shah Rukh will be playing the male lead. The trio has worked together previously in Yash Chopra’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ in 2012. Shah Rukh Khan will play a dwarf. While Anushka Sharma will essay the role of a mentally disabled girl, Katrina will portray herself in the film.
Anyway, we hope Deepika and Katrina collaborate someday!
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