It was only last week that Karan Johar formally announced his big project – Kesari . His film on battle of Sarigarhi has been in news for a while for various reasons. And the latest to add to the buzz is the search for the leading lady opposite Akshay Kumar. While there are rumours that Parineeti Chopra might play Akshay’s wife in the film, latest buzz suggest that Katrina Kaif too has been approached for the role.
According to a report in Pinkvilla, Katrina was keen to be a part of the project when Salman was planning to produce it a few months ago. And it seems makers are still interested to rope in the actor.
A source was quoted as telling the website, “Though media has written about Parineeti Chopra being in Kesari, there is strong speculation that it may not happen as her dates are clashing with that of Vipul Shah’s Namaste Canada in January next year. Katrina has also been approached by Karan Johar to play Akshay’s wife. Akshay has always approached Katrina for most of his films including Singh Is Bling and Toilet Ek Prem Katha but the actress has turned them down for her own reasons. But she seems to be considering Kesari as now her good friend KJo has offered it to her.”
“Katrina and Akshay also have always made a striking pair on screen. But for Katrina, the main issue is dates as she has been approached for Shree Narayan Singh’s Roshni opposite Shahid Kapoor. That film too goes on the floor from January next year so Katrina is in a dilemma,” added the source.
On the other hand, Parineeti has Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Namastey Canada in her kitty. And going by her tight schedule, it seems little difficult for her accommodate dates for Kesari.