With Priyanka Chopra’s hasty exit from Ali Abbas Zafar’s Bharat, Katrina Kaif has joined in. But hang on. It won’t be that easy for the half-British diva to step into the Desi Girl’s sandals. Apparently the role was that of a full-on rapid-talking North Indian firebrand or as a source describes it, “Sholay’s Basanti on Speed.”
Katrina obviously can’t do the indigenous glib-talking Bharatiya Nari. Apparently actor-producer Salman Khan and his director Ali Abbas Zafar are in a bit of a fix. “The role was a perfect fit for Priyanka Chopra. That’s why she was signed in the first place. Otherwise Katrina was the first choice. Now Katrina has stepped in without a moment’s hesitation,” says the source.
Apparently Salman only had to call and “inform” Katrina of the change. And she was on. But now that she has said yes to a role earmarked for Priyanka, Katrina Kaif would have to work really hard on her dialogues and her body language. Perhaps some serious Hindi lessons from Priyanka Chopra?