Katrina to romance Shahrukh in ‘Happy New Year’

With ‘Bang Bang’ pushed back due to Hrithik Roshan’s brain surgery, Katrina Kaif has been confirmed for Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’. Hrithik has undergone brain surgery and he won’t be able to work till November and Kat who is paired opposite Hrithik in ‘Bang Bang’ is free for the next three months. She has been finally finalized for Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’. Kat will be paired opposite King Khan.

Katrina and Shahrukh had earlier worked in Yash Chopra’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and their on-screen jodi is hugely liked. Debutantes like Ankita Lokhande, Jennifer Winget and Simran Kaur Mundi’s names were tabled due to unavailability of dates of established actresses like Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif but finally as ’Bang Bang’ has been pushed behind, Kat’s diary became free for the next three months.

A source informs, "The casting director of the film had already finalised the other three ladies. But with Hrithik going for his sudden brain surgery, the equations changed and Kat came on board. She is completely free for the next three months."

Moreover, Shahrukh Khan wants an established actress opposite him in the film and he has informed the same to Farah Khan.  An insider says, "The film is going on the floors from September 5 onwards and since they want around 40 days from Katrina, she can easily shoot the film through September and October."

Katrina has in her kitty only YRF’s ‘Dhoom 3’ as for now and she has almost completed shooting major portion of it. She is currently holidaying with her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in Sri Lanka and she will be signed for 'Happy New Year' after she returned to Mumbai.

Both Farah and Kat remained unavailable for comment.