It’s final at last: Katrina Kaif is the new Dhoom girl!

After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bipasha Basu, the Mere Brother Ki Dulhan rock-chick will up the ante with Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3

After months of speculation, it’s now settled, we hear. Katrina Kaif is the new Dhoom girl. It seems that the success of Mere Brother Ki Dulhan has prompted the Chopras to cast Kat in Dhoom:3. Initially Yash Raj Films wanted to cast a fresh face in the new sequel, and even some international aspirants were auditioned; but now we have an official statement from the production house announcing that Katrina Kaif will play the all-important role. Director Vijay Krishna Acharya (Victor) along with Aditya Chopra has made this choice after considerable deliberation. When asked about on the selection process, Victor said: “After almost a year of searching for a new face for Dhoom:3, we were still unable to find the perfect debutant to play the lead role. We even reached out to international talent but were still unable to find someone who stood out. Both Adi and I really wanted to be sure that the person we chose would be perfect for the role. Once we decided to go with a known face and not pursue the new-comer route, Katrina was the obvious choice for all of us. She is someone who we all know will bring tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the film. The first time pairing of Aamir with Katrina will also certainly add value.” Apart from Aamir Khan, who plays the anti-hero in the film, both Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will continue in their now iconic characters of Jai Dixit and Ali. We are looking forward to watching the glam doll get her hands dirty doing some gravity-defying stunts with Bollywood’s very own Mr Perfectionist. But we do have a small question: While Kat will get huge publicity with this new film, does she know that characters played by Esha Deol, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu and even the wife of the hero, Rimii Sen, vanished without leaving any trace? Now that is something to think about, no?