Katrina kaif put down a few conditions before Adi when he went to sign her for Gunday.
Aditya Chopra gave Katrina Kaif five of her best roles. Three of which were with the reigning Khans — Salman (Ek Tha Tiger), Shah Rukh (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) and Aamir (Dhoom 3) apart from New York and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. And he expected her to be grateful enough to do the one film that he wanted her to do.
Gunday has two newcomers — Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor and it needed a ‘star attraction’. But she begged off citing date reasons. Adi is not used to hearing no. Especially not from someone has been almost like a Godfather to her. And it now looks like Kat’s honeymon with Yash Raj Films is over.
Priyanka Chopra signed the film that Kat refused. And now she is in Adi’s good books. Says a source, “Adi made so many allowances for her. When she told him that she was uncomfortable doing the bikini scene in Dhoom 3, Adi made allowances for his blue-eyed girl. She is the only actress to have acted in five films of YRF. So he was confident of her nod for Gunday. Also, because it was to be directed by Ali Abbas Zafar (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) with whom she shares a wonderful working relation and Arjun is her rakhi brother.”
To Adi’s shock, not only did she refuse to do the film, Kat said she would do it only if Adi roped in one of the bigger stars. “That was the turning point. He couldn’t believe that she would lay down conditions in front of him. He coldly told Kat he didn’t need her in the film and went ahead and signed her arch rival. After that he has cooled off Kat,” the source adds.
Katrina remained unavailable for comment but a friend close to her says there is no truth to the fall-out. “Katrina is extremely close to Ali Abbas. In fact, when he was writing the script of Gunday, he would often come to her Bandra pad and both would work on the script together. But when they wanted dates from her, she discovered that those dates had been given for Dhoom3.
However, D3 is being produced by YRF and it is highly unlikely that they will offer an actress another film whose dates clash with their own. Truth is, Kat cited date problems because of Bang Bang, her film with Hrithik Roshan. Which, as it turns out, was shot on different dates.
However, the source close fo Kat adds, “In fact Adi is planning to do another film with Kat soon so all these rumours are not true.”
YRF too denied having any problems with the actress. Now let’s wait for the annoucment of a Kat film with Adi to put these rumours to rest.