Katrina set to romance Shahrukh Khan again

The latest Bollywood buzz is that actress Katrina Kaif has bagged the lead role in, ‘Raees’ starring SRK.

A few days ago, the movie was in the news when Nawazuddin Siddiqui replaced Farhan Akhtar in the film. According to media reports, it seems that Katrina has apparently been offered the film.

A source was quoted in the media as saying, “Katrina is in talks to play the lead role. They have been discussing it for a while now, but latest developments suggest that she has given them a go-ahead. This will be her second film with Shah Rukh Khan after ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’.”

“Post ‘Bang Bang’, Katrina will be working on ‘Jagga Jasoos’ opposite Ranbir Kapoor, but it looks like this film will be pushed ahead. Besides these two films, she doesn’t have too much on her plate as of now, so a lead role in ‘Raees’ is just right for her,” another source reportedly added.

But reportedly Katrina has denied being offered the film. And reports said the director of the movie, Rahul Dholakia, was not unavailable for a comment.

After a successful career as a model, Katrina made her acting debut in 2003, with a role in Kaizad Gustad’s box office hit ‘Boom’. But after this, Katrina was almost written off. Later, she was seen in a Telugu film — a hit romantic comedy ‘Malliswari’ in 2004. The Bollywood star got her commercial success with such romantic comedies as ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?’ and ‘Namastey London’ and the latter earned her critical acclaim for her performance in the movie.

Katrina then appeared in a series of roles in movies that were box-office hits, although she was criticized for having to do very little in male-centric films such as ‘Partner’ in 2007, ‘Welcome’ in 2007 and ‘Singh Is Kinng’ in 2008.

The terrorism drama film ‘New York’ in 2009 marked a turning point in her acting career, which earned her praise as well as a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. Her more prominent roles in hit films are in ‘Raajneeti’ in 2010, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ in 2011 and ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’ also in 2011 and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ in 2012. She also appeared in the action thriller ‘Dhoom 3’ in 2013, which is one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.

Besides acting in films, Katrina also supports charitable organisations, and performs for stage shows.