Was Katrina Kaif the first choice for Bajirao Mastani?

Going by the media reports, it certainly seems so. But what went wrong between Bhansali and Kat? Read on to know…

We all know Sanjay Leela Bhansali has signed Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh for his next film Bajirao Mastani which will hit the theatres next year during Christmas. However, what you may not know is that the Ram-Leela director had  approached Katrina Kaif before DP for his film. Yes, you heard that right! But what’s even more interesting is the reason why Ms Kaif  turned down the offer. As per the reports doing the rounds Ranbir Kapoor’s ladylove rejected Sanjay Bhansali’s film coz she didn’t want to work with Dippy’s beau who is junior compared to her. Well, we dunno how true this piece of information is but knowing SLB its hard to believe that he would want to cast KK as his female lead that too in his dream project which is a period drama. Well, we aren’t saying the Dhoom:3 babe cannot act, she certainly can even though she was ranked lowest by most celebs on Koffee with Karan this year on the acting meter. But Kat’s biggest problem is her firang accent which she hasn’t managed to do away with till now.

If SLB wanted his Mastani to speak with a certain accent then he may have gone to Katrina but that’s highly unlikely, no? Anyways, if this grapevine is indeed true then we are just glad that the Bang Bang actress refused to do Bajirao. Coz we do think she has a long way to go before she starts doing period dramas.