Will Shahrukh Khan romance Katrina Kaif in 'Happy New Year'?
Katrina Kaif roped in opposite Shahrukh Khan for Farah Khan's next?
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 07:26:10 GMT
A lot of newsprint has been consumed by the rumours regarding the lead actress opposite Shahrukh Khan in Farah Khan’s next. Though every now and then we hear of different actresses who will romance SRK in Happy New Year, buzz is that Katrina Kaif is the chosen one.
It seems things have come full circle. When Happy New Year was announced with Shahrukh Khan, the first name that started doing the rounds was of Katrina Kaif. At that time it was said that since the actress shares a good rapport with Farah Khan, the director is thinking of casting her.
It’s learnt that the actress has emerged on top of the list of contenders for the female lead role in Farah Khan’s film. While TV actresses Ankita Lokhande (Pavitra Rishta’s Archana) and Jennifer Winget (Saraswatichandra’s Kumud) were under consideration, sources claim that Katrina Kaif has beaten them and also the former beauty queen Simran Kaur Mundi to clinch the role.
The prime reason that worked in favour of Katrina was her dates. Now, the actress has ample time as the shooting of Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang has been postponed due to his recent brain surgery.
“The casting director of the film had already finalised the other three ladies. But with Hrithik going for his sudden brain surgery, the equations changed and Kat came on board. She is completely free for the next three months,” a source tells a tabloid.
Also, it’s said that Shahrukh Khan is keen to have a top actress in the film, someone like Deepika Padukone. But with Deepika’s date-diary being full, Katrina Kaif was the obvious choice, as she can easily shoot for the film in September and October, claim sources.
Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif have worked together in Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), but failed to create magic with their chemistry on big screen. Can they stir up a sizzling chemistry in Happy New Year?