Katrina Kaif is sitting pretty in her own little niche in tinsel town and there’s no way she’s going to step out of it or do anything that jeopardizes her smooth-sailing career. Little surprise then that she chose to excuse herself from director Anurag Basu’s film with Ranbir Kapoor when she learnt that Priyanka Chopra will have a pivotal role in it.
Anurag Basu had purportedly planned a casting coup by finalizing Ranbir, Katrina and Priyanka for the same film. And Katrina’s detractors felt it was a forgone conclusion that Priyanka, being a better actress, would walk away with plaudits.
But Katrina has nipped that possibility in the bud by simply opting out of the project.
Katrina says her preference at this point of her career is to do only solo-heroine films. On top of it, she’s is utterly excited to have bagged the Hindi remake rights of a French film. She plans to produce the film and act in it as well. And with her date diary already chock-full of commitments, she had to opt out of some film to accommodate the remake. The axe fell on Basu’s film with Ranbir and Priyanka, in which she might have been reduced to a second fiddle.
Confirming to a tabloid that she’s eyeing solo-heroine projects only, Katrina said: “...I'm happy in the space I am. Why should I unnecessarily rock the boat?”