|Just like two swords can’t be in the same scabbard, it’s rare to find two leading Bollywood actresses in the same movie without one of them being relegated to the sidelines. Only very rarely in films like Race or Bachna Ae Haseeno have top actresses come together and shared equal footage.
Now, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra, doubtlessly two of the most sought-after actresses in B-town, are being considered for parallel roles in the Hindi remake of the 2003 Hollywood heist flick ‘The Italian Job’ that starred Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Jason Statham and Seth Green, among others.
Though the Hollywood flick had just one heroine, director Rohit Jugraj (who’s previously directed duds like James and Superstar) has altered and modified the original script to Bollywoodize ‘The Italian Job’. The Hindi version will have two heroines. Kat and Priyanka have reportedly been approached for the roles.
It would be nothing short of a casting coup if the two beauties give their nod to sharing the screen space in the film.
Being produced by Abbas-Mastan duo and TV 18, the yet untitled movie will star Abhishek Bachchan and Neil Nitin Mukesh in principal roles. Akshaye Khanna and Kunal Kapoor are also likely to play significant roles.