The duo is ready to recreate their onscreen magic, previously seen in the 2012 movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan, in the Excel Entertainment’s Raees. Shahrukh was already penciled in to play the lead role, and Sonam Kapoor was finalized as his leading lady. But there seems a change in the cast now.
Sources claim that it will be Katrina Kaif who will romance King Khan Raees. The film is expected to go on the floors by the mid-year and has already gone through major casting changes. In place of Farhan Akhtar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is on board now, and Katrina Kaif might replace Sonam Kapoor as the lead actress.
“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,” a source is quoted as saying by a tabloid.
This is also good news for the actress, who has just completed Bang Bang opposite Hrithik Roshan, and is working in only two other movies -- Phantom and Jagga Jasoos. Since Jagga Jasoos has already been delayed, Katrina Kaif can now allot dates to other films.
Raees is going to be an actioner with director Rahul Dholakia at the helm of affairs. In the movie Shahrukh Khan plays a bootlegger and Nawaz will be seen as a cop.