Katrina replaces Rani as Aditya's hot favorite

Rani Mukherjee might romantically link up with Yash Raj head honcho Aditya Chopra but it is Katrina Kaif who beat sixer. She is the latest muse of Yash Raj. She has delivered hits under this banner and also signed three more movies under this banner opposite the three ruling Khans of Bollywood.

Katrina will soon be seen opposite Salman in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, Aamir in ‘Dhoom 3’ and an untitled flick starring Shahrukh Khan.

An overjoyed Katrina said, “I am just grateful to be working with such big directors and stars. I believe that the success of a film is in the hands of destiny. I look at it as a job where I have to give the best that I can. I have always learned something from every actor I have worked with, so I hope to learn from Shah Rukh and Aamir too.”

Meanwhile, trade analysts aren’t surprised by the meteoric rise of Katrina. “Kat was seen as the reason behind Mere Brother Ki Dulhan`s success. She was the calling card of the film. Promotional strategies were planned around her and she pulled it off. She cemented her position in the industry, that`s why she is the only actress who has signed three films with Aditya. On paper, all three films have approximately 200 crore riding on them," revealed a trade analyst.

However, an YRF spokesperson said, “The decision to have Katrina in three films was made on the basis of only one parameter - the script - followed by the director`s vision. Katrina was always the director`s first choice for two of those three films.”