As we all know that after Priyanka Chopra walked out from Bharat to get engaged with Nick Jonas, Katrina Kaif bagged the lead role in Salman Khan’s next. But do you know there is an interesting tale behind Katrina’s casting in the film?
In an interview with Bombay Times, Bharat director Ali Abbas Zafar revealed that Katrina had somehow wanted to be a part of the film. He said, “We can’t be insensitive and I am not that kind of a person. I understood her point and where she was coming from. Obviously, I was unnerved and then I had a couple of sleepless nights. But eventually, whatever happens, is for the best. Katrina’s presence in the film is a big plus. It’s bizarre, but let me share this. When we finished Tiger Zinda Hai, Katrina smiled and told me that I am going to miss her on my next film. At that time, I was quite clear that Priyanka is going to do Bharat. Katrina laughed and told me that she will find some way to be a part of the film. Now she is a part of Bharat, so maybe it was destiny.”
Well, speaking about Priyanka’s exit from Bharat, Ali said, “She is a dear friend, so I can’t feel hurt or angry with her. Priyanka also came with very valid reasons and I couldn’t say no to them. Acting and directing is our profession. Whatever is beyond that is our personal life. Somebody who is part of the fraternity needs to value your professional as well as your personal life.”
Meanwhile, Katrina and Ali have worked together in two films like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan and Tiger Zinda Hai. Apart from Salman and Katrina, Bharat also stars Sunil Grover, Disha Patani, Tabu and others. Salman and Katrina are currently busy shooting in Malta.