As we all know, Katrina was reportedly the makers’ first choice for the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s book Half Girlfriend, not Shraddha Kapoor. Yes that’s right Mohit Suri who is the director of Half Girlfriend was keen on casting Katrina opposite Arjun Kapoor. Wouldn’t they have looked fab together? Also Arjun shares a great rapport with Kat. Remember AK exclusively revealed to BollywoodLife that he and Kat are great buddies and that they still chat on Blackberry messenger. But of course that didn’t happen. So, what was the reaosn?
As per senior journalist Rajeev Masand’s column, “Mohit had his heart set on casting Katrina in this love story adapted from the Chetan Bhagat bestseller. But Katrina, who reportedly liked the script, recommended that he cast another actress because she felt her “screen age” could hurt the film”. Yep!
According to the column, Katrina who has done number of projects with relatively older actors like Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan is aware that she is perceived as older than her actual age and certainly older than the actors who joined movies after her namely Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapoor and the like. Many felt her pairing with both Aditya Roy Kapoor in Fitoor and Sidharth Malhotra in Baar Baar Dekho was unconvincing and lopsided for this very reason. However Mohit was touched by her thought and moved on to Shraddha Kapoor. The shooting of the film is now completed and will release early next year.
All we can say Kat is, before denying you could have checked Arjun and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s chemistry in Ki & Ka? Personally I feel you should have taken the film. Plus we feel you and AK would be a refreshing pair. Do you agree guys? BollywoodLifers what do you think, did Katrina took a correct decision on rejecting the film? Post in your comments in the box below.