Is Sajid Nadiadwala risking his friendship with Salman Khan for Katrina Kaif?

We wouldn’t be surprised if the producer had to face Sallu’s wrath for signing his former flame for his next, to be directed by Kabir Khan

In a casting coup of sorts, producer Sajid Nadiadwala has managed to rope in Katrina Kaif and Saif Ali Khan for his next yet-untitled film to be directed by Kabir Khan. For the past few months, strong buzz doing the industry rounds suggested that the Bullett Raja actor will star in Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment’s next. But the makers weren’t sure about the movie’s leading lady, and so things were kept under wraps. But it’s official now! Saif will have the delicious Ms Kaif as co-star in this one.

Sajid’s decision to cast Katrina has raised eyebrows in B-town, especially of those close to the producer and his best buddy Salman Khan. All these people are wondering why the producer signed on Sallu’s former girlfriend, considering the fact that he has never worked with female actors that Salman had broken off a relationship with.

We hear that Nadiadwala was not really keen to sign KK, but Kabir is really fond of her and was adamant about roping her into his next, since he had already worked with her in New York and Ek Tha Tiger. And we are told the director managed to convince the Housefull 2 producer that Kat was the best choice to play Saifu’s leading lady. We wonder whether Sajid zeroing in on Katrina will create a rift between him and his long-time dost Salman. That apart, we are quite puzzled with the Saif-Kat pairing! Though the actors have shared screen space in Abbas Mustan’s Race, they are known for their heavy angrezi accents and stilted dialogue baazi. We don’t know the genre of this new project, but we are sure it’s going to evoke a lot of laughter, intended or not. Don’t you think so, peeps?