Sajid breaks rule and casts Katrina Kaif

Producer and director Sajid Nadiadwala is close to Salman Khan both professionally and personally. He has maintained a rule in life. According to that rule, Sajid never works with either ex girlfriends of his buddy Salman or present girlfriends of Salman. So, he has never cast either of these actresses viz. Sangeeta Bijlani, Somy Ali and Aishwarya Rai in his movies.

Recently, Sajid was forced to break his rule. He has signed Katrina Kaif, who is ex girl friend of Salman Khan, in Kabir Khan directed next movie. The movie will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.

According to a source, “When Imtiaz Ali was considering various actresses for the role opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Sajid’s production (untitled film), he tried to steer the director in the direction of Deepika Padukone and away from Katrina. That was one of the reasons Dips got the film. When it came to Kabir’s film too, Sajid was reluctant to take Katrina for the part. But Kabir, who has directed Kat in ‘New York’ and ‘Ek ThaTiger’, was keen to repeat her and was adamant about roping her in.  He is very impressed with the actresses’ professionalism and dedication and she suited the role, so he wasn’t even willing to consider someone else for the role.  Finally, Kabir managed to convince Sajid that she was the best bet for the film.”

Finally, Sajid got convinced. The source further added, “Kat too had been repeatedly calling Sajid for Kabir’s film and showing interest in the project. She even met him a couple of times to persuade him. Finally, Sajid gave the go-ahead to sign Katrina before he left for London. The actress and Salman have broken up and moved on with their respective partners, she with Ranbir and he with Lulia, so Sajid decided to take a professional stand rather than an emotional one, as he had been doing all these years.”

When Kabir Khan was contacted to verify the news, he denied the news that he had to convince Sajid really hard for Katrina.  He said, “I have never heard of any such rule.”

Meanwhile, Sajid is busy shooting his film ‘Kick’ in UK with Salman Khan. May be, during the long stay in UK, Sajid can explain to his friend the reason for casting Katrina. Jacqueline Fernandez is paired opposite Salman Khan in ‘Kick’. ‘Kick’ is the remake of Telugu hit movie with the same name.