Eid 2020 will see the biggest Bollywood clash at the box-office as Inshallah, helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Salman Khan with Alia Bhatt, will have a face-off with Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer Sooryavanshi. A few days back, the makers of Sooryanvanshi announced their leading lady in Rohit Shetty’s cop drama.
Now, during an interview with DNA, when Kaif was asked about the box-office clash, she said that the Dabangg actor loves Khiladi Kumar and also the Simmba director too much to have this clash. She also said Salman has always been supportive of her in work place.
Katrina told the leading daily, “Salman loves Akshay, he loves Rohit. He will always be supportive of me in the work place. So, I don’t think he will let his film clash with Sooryavanshi."
Further, when she was asked about joining Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi, she told DNA, “I am happy to be back on a set with Akshay Kumar and Rohit (Shetty) sir. On so many levels, Akshay is so special. Ours is a long association and that doesn’t go away with time. When I was standing next to him on the terrace shooting for the photograph that we did to announce the film, I was genuinely happy. It was a good feeling.”
Talking about Rohit, Katrina further added, “Rohit sir is someone whom I have always admired. The cinematic world that he puts together — the mega franchises (Golmaal, Singham, Simmba) which he has come to be known for — is incredible. People go to theatres to watch a Rohit Shetty film. The larger-than-life cinema he makes is admirable. He is a self-made man and his achievements are commendable.”
Katrina also reacted on replacing Priyanka Chopra in Bharat. She told the leading newspaper, “Yes, I was not meant to do Bharat initially, Priyanka was. Just two months before the shoot, (director) Ali Abbas Zafar called me and told me there was a change of heroine. Initially, I thought he was pulling my leg because I was genuinely unaware of everything that had transpired on the PC front. Anyway, he asked me to read the script. What I like about Ali is that he is a straight-forward person. He was clear that I should do the film only if I liked my part. He didn’t want me to base my decision on the basis of our friendship. It took me three hours and 15 minutes to read the script and I was blown away by it. I was sitting with my script coach. And, I told him, ‘Isn’t this really good?’I called Ali and said I loved it.”
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