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 is 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 would have to work really hard on her dialogues and her body language.
Perhaps some serious Hindi lessons from Priyanka Chopra?