MUMBAI: The cat is out of the bag. Katrina Kaif will be starring along-side Saif Ali Khan in director Kabir Khan’s next film. She races ahead of Priyanka Chopra and grabs the role.
There were speculations as to who would be cast alongside Saif Ali Khan in the thriller and choices shuttled between Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif. A source close to the film however, chooses to maintain that Katrina was always the first choice.
Katrina Kaif initially had date issues, but with Hrithik Roshan’s accident and brain surgery the schedule of ‘Bang Bang’ has been postponed. She will be now accommodating dates for the Kabir Khan film. Meanwhile Priyanka Chopra is busy with the ‘Mary Kom’ biopic so it was impossible to get her on board, says the source.
Saif Ali Khan who plays the male lead was finalised three months ago. But even his recent date issues with his upcoming films, ‘Bullet Raja’, ‘Humshakal’ and ‘Happy Ending’ apparently had director Kabir Khan reconsidering his options. He had wanted both Katrina and Saif to make adjustments in their schedules.
Now, with Katrina Kaif’s ‘Bang Bang’ schedule postponed, things have fallen into place very comfortably.
With this untitled film, it’s a hat trick for Katrina Kaif with Kabir Khan. The actress was last seen in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘New York’ both helmed by Kabir Khan. The new film, supposedly a thriller will be shot in London, USA, Kashmir and Punjab. It will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.
Kabir Khan, too, moves out of the Yash Raj Films as well after his stint of making three films for the banner.
Saif Ali Khan and Katrina were last seen together in ‘Race’, in a brief moment of the film. This will be their first major on-screen pairing. Quite interesting!