Katrina Kaif angers Aditya Chopra
Katrina Kaif has turned down Aditya Chopra’s offer and has in turn irked him.
Katrina Kaif is a big name in the industry now. She began her career in 2003 with a flop movie of Kaizad Gustad, ‘Boom’. Since then she has come a long way. She has become the hot favorite among producers.
Katrina was also the favorite heroine of Yash Raj banner. Under Yash Raj banner, she has acted in ‘New York’, ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. She is also playing the female lead in Yash Raj films’ ‘Dhoom 3’ which is scheduled to be released during Christmas. Katrina acted with all the three superstars ‘Khans’ of Bollywood under Yash Raj banner. Under such circumstances, Aditya Chopra, the scion of Yash Raj banner wanted to cast Katrina in one more project. The movie is called ‘Gunday’. He was pretty sure that Katrina would immediately accept his offer. But Katrina turned down the offer citing date issues.
‘Gunday’ is a romantic gangster movie set in 1970’s. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor are playing male leads. It is rumored that Katrina had her reservations acting with new comers and so she cited date issues and turned down Aditya’s offer. After that, Aditya chose her rival and leading Bollywood actress, Priyanka Chopra, to act in this movie. She agreed to act.
A close source said, “Adi made so many allowances for her, when she told him that she was uncomfortable doing the bikini scene in ‘Dhoom 3’. She is the only actress to have acted in five films of YRF. So he was confident of her nod for ‘Gunday’. Also, because it was to be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar (‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’) with whom she shares a wonderful working relation and Arjun is her rakhi brother.”
After that Katrina put the condition that she would act in ‘Gunday’ only if a bigger star is roped in. The source further said, “That was the turning point. He couldn’t believe that she would lay down conditions in front of him. He coldly told Kat he didn’t need her in the film and went ahead and signed her arch rival. After that he has cooled off Kat.”
On behalf of the actress, a close friend of Katrina said, “Katrina is extremely close to Ali Abbas. In fact, when he was writing the script of Gunday, he would often come to her Bandra pad and both would work on the script together. But when they wanted dates from her, she discovered that those dates had been given for ‘Dhoom3’.”