|Bollywood and southern film industry is abuzz with the news that Katrina Kaif will be doing movies with biggies like Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Mammootty and Kamal Haasan. But does the actress have the time for these superstars of the south?
She was almost confirmed as the co-star of Rajinikanth in his upcoming film Kochadaiyaan, but Deepika Padukone landed the role. Yes, Kat was approached for it, but her chock-a-block diary didn’t allow her to do the movie with the superstar.
Meanwhile, for the last few days some of the producers are busy issuing statements saying, “We are in talks with Katrina for our upcoming projects”. But, Katrina Kaif has a different story altogether. Her manager is quoted as saying, “Apart from Soundarya Rajinikanth (for Kochadaiyaan), there has been no direct communication with any of the other producers down south.(sic)”
Strange! If Katrina is not directly approached for these films then from where are such reports generating? The actress’ manager admits that Kat is offered several south movies through liaison agents, but there has been no direct conversation of any sort with any of the established banners.
For many who don’t know, Katrina has earlier worked in the south films and has even done a movie with Venkatesh. She will be more than happy to do a south film again. Her manager says, “Katrina is a deep admirer of cinema made in the south and she is also fully clued into the legendary status of some of the leading men. She has utmost respect for Mohanlal, Mammootty, Kamal Hassan and Rajinikanth.”
However, there’s no south film in her kitty presently. But for now she is busy with the Khans. She is shooting for Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan. A Yash Chopra film with Shahrukh Khan is in the pipeline and soon Dhoom 3 with Aamir Khan will go on floors.