Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan will be paired as an on-screen couple for the first time and the director Laxman Utekar is quite excited about his film ‘Zara Hatke Zara Bachke’. However, the casting for the upcoming film has sparked a discussion on social media and the fans are curious to know why didn’t the filmmaker cast Katrina Kaif as the female lead, considering they wanted to see the real-life couple in reel life.
For those unaware, Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal got hitched in 2021 after dating for a brief period of time. Even after 2 years of marriage, the couple looks madly in love whenever they step outside for events or even simple dates.
Now, in a recent interview with Peeping Moon, director Laxman Utekar revealed why he did not feel like Katrina Kaif could pull off a small-town girl’s character or middle-class wife’s role and said, “Meri language Katrina ko samajh aayegi tabhi kar paunga (laughs). Aapko lagta hai Katrina kabhi small town ki heroine lagegi? If we get a good script, I would love to work with Vicky and Katrina.”
Laxman Utekar added, “I wouldn’t get them onboard this time because Zara Hatke Zara Bachke is in a different space and I feel Katrina ka joh aura hai and personality hai, mujhe personally laga nahi ki voh ek middle-class joint family ki bahu lag sakti hai. Agar future mein aisa kuch banega joh unko suit karega toh kyun nahi.”
On the professional front, Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan will be seen in this family drama, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, that will hit the theatres on June 2, 2023. Katrina Kaif also has Phone Bhoot along with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter.
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