Why Katrina Kaif is a misfit to play the lead in Bajirao Mastani?

Thu, April 3, 2014 6:55pm UTC by 77 Comments
Why Katrina Kaif is a misfit to play the lead in Bajirao Mastani?
Yogen Shah

We certainly can’t imagine Katrina playing Mastani in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus which we hear will have Ranveer in the titular role. Yes, the Dhoom:3 babe has come a long way in Bollywood but we can’t say the same about her acting, hai na?

We all know Sanjay Leela Bhansali is keen on roping in Deepika Padukone to play the lead in his long impending project Bajirao Mastani. Apparently, the dusky beauty is still mulling over the offer as she has been approached by Karan Johar too for Shuddhi. Since Ranveer Singh is going to play Bajirao in SLB’s next wethinks Ms Padukone would be the perfect choice to plays his Mastani onscreen. However, we now hear that Katrina Kaif is also being considered for Bajirao Mastani. We dunno how true this piece of information is coz as per media reports Bhansali doesn’t want anybody else but Deepika to play Mastani. In fact, the Ram-Leela director is even ready to adjust his film’s date as per DP’s availability. That’s what the reports claim. Considering the dimpled beauty is such a fine actor, we aren’t surprised that SLB is willing to go to any lengths just to get her onboard.

But if Sanjay Bhansali has made up his mind about casting Ranveer Singh’s alleged ladylove, we wonder why there is so much buzz about Kat being a strong contender for Mastani’s role. Doesn’t make sense, no? But if this grapevine is indeed true then wethinks either SLB wants an eye candy for his film or Mastani’s role doesn’t require acting. If that’s the case, then Ranbir Kapoor’s special friend does fit the bill perfectly. Or maybe Sanjay thinks he can make Katrina act. After all, he is one director who knows how to get the best out of his actors. Now that’s a noble thought but Katrina has been in the industry for over a decade and she still hasn’t learnt the art of acting. Only a miracle can change this situation wethinks. There is no doubt about the fact that Ms Kaif is a star but what SLB needs is an actor for his coveted film. And more than anything, if Kat stars in this period drama, it would be funny to watch her speak in that exotic accent which she is yet to get rid of, while she would be dressed up from head to toe in Indian attire like a Maharani. Ahhh… now that would be a disaster, right Bollywoodlifers?Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • EE

    If Yash Chopra couldn’t make her act, nobody can make her act

    • ganga

      Slb made wodden face deepika act , he might even do better job with katrina. But I want kareena and salman in baji rao . Salman should do some good movies and stop doing stupid charity movies for his relatives and friends .

  • Shanni Nathu

    thisis y sonam in KWK said about deepika an over enthusiastic PR team.i think after reading this article SLB willnot do the movie without deepika is not there/?realy get a life bw life.y r u embaressing urself

  • khushi

    Katrina kaif ne ZNMD me ek bindaash women ka role kiya tha. Aur vo acting bhi acchi karti hai. Aur mastani ke liye vo perfect choice hai.

  • khushi

    Deepika ki acting ki aarkshan film me burai hui thi lekin abhi acchai ho rahi hai. Agar Katrina kaif ko muka diya jaay to vo bhi acchi acting kar sakti hai. Katrina rocks..

  • ravi

    Deepikas pr regular routine . The regular parade of articals first dps pr releases artical by times of india , film fare helps to make it more concrete and then bollywood life gives it deepika twist , adding two three deepika positive and Katrina negetive angle . And then zoom publishes it . To start of the artical published by times of india had no source . It was just like even katrina is strong contender. Wtf. Shame on Deepika , she playes with her rivals . When katrinas pr artical releases its from DNA or Hindustan times . Deepikas pr artical releases from times of india , filmfare , zoom . Times of india aur filmfare wale katrina pe kabse meherban hogaye . Wht do u think audience is dumb . Its happening from months now .

    • kkk

      well said it is so true and i personally feel that only three k’s can play mastani
      KATRINA SHE IS JUST LIKE A PRINCESS
      KAREENA WELL SHE HAS DIFFERENCES WITH SLB BUT SHE IS DAMN GOOD TO PLAY MASTANI
      KANGANA IS DOING A GREAT JOB THESE DAYS SHE CAN ALSO PLAY THE ROLE

  • najatlovekiss

    first of all, may GOD forgive you for all the bad things you write about Katrina, because her PR dont pay you to write does cheap things, and DEEPIKA PR pay you so all the time you want to write bad about Katrina, but guess what she is still bigger and better then your so call Deepika, she get more pay then your so call Deepika, get a life you cheap website.., and back off from Katrina

    • guest

      Listen, I understand you’re a Katrina fan; however, everyone isn’t. Furthermore, everyone has a right to their own opinion. That doesn’t mean that this is anyones PR. Some people like Katrina, some like Deepika, some like Priyanka, some like Kareena and gasp…some people EVEN like more than one. As long as people aren’t saying hateful things about her, I think people are allowed to voice their opinion on whether they thing this is a bad choice or not. Personally, I think Katrina is a smart, eloquent and beautiful woman; however, her acting is subpar and she shouldn’t be casted. But you have no right to tell me that “God” needs to forgive me for disliking your favorite. Chill.

      • najatlovekiss

        so you are the one deepika pay to being writing this stupid things about Katrina, why is your website always writing bad things about her, what did she do to you, or is it because she is not paying you, i feel sorry for your website, so are you trying to tell me that your website is for DEEPIKA only, just let me no if this website is for one person then i will not come here again, and i will make sure i let all the fans of ,KATRINA,Priyanka Chopra,Aishwarya Rai,Kareena Kapoor,and the rest of the actress fans not to come to your fake and unqualified website , let the fans say Katrina is a bad actress,not you the website, that is not good of you, i dont care if you dislike her or not, just remember she will never pay you, she is not a fake person, like your so call one year star deepika, only last year she got her break, she should pray, she will not get that ever again, i think what your website is doing it will make people hate deepika for free, get a life. as you are call bollywoodlife,

        • guest

          People like you make me chuckle. I’m just a 22 year old college student from the US who is a bollywood fan. But you seem to be a bit deluded since you just throw allegations. If I was PR, I would probably be saying bad things about Katrina. However, all I said was she’s a bad actress. FYI, Katrina also said that people are entitled to their own opinion on her acting. If she understands that, why can’t you?

          • Vesper

            I’m a 23 year old college graduate, not only born and raised in the US but traveled the world and btw the US isn’t the smartest, not the most sophisticated country so don’t use it like it’s a big thing (I can just hear you saying, “I’m from ‘Merica”) That doesn’t make you anymore smarter.

          • guest

            Did I ever imply that I was smarter due to the fact that I am from America? No. Did I even mention anything about my intelligence? No. He accused me of being “PR” so I just responded by telling him about myself. Don’t know why you’re taking it to a different direction.

          • http://capeandcowl.tumblr.com Mockingnerd

            They tend to do that here. It’s hideous, really.

          • guest

            I concur. You speak the truth, my friend.

          • Vesper

            If “people like you” was directed towards najatlovekiss, then you should’ve directed your comments towards him. Re-read your comment, if you aren’t insinuating anything, then you should’ve only mentioned how aren’t a PR, or even better not even responded to him if he’s such an ass.

          • guest

            I’m done with this conversation. I’ve explained myself as much as I deemed necessary. Believe what you will. As I stated before, have a nice day.

          • guest

            FYI, the only reason why I said “people like you” is because I have interacted with this particular guy (najatlovekiss) before on this site. He has said some hateful things just to defend his favorite Katrina. In no way, did I mean to insinuate that I’m better or “smarter” because I’m from America. That is all. Have a nice day.

    • boby

      najatlovekiss I Love you!! you are the best i reall do !!!! thanks!!

      • najatlovekiss

        thank you too, i love you too,

  • deep

    Plz one request change ur name from bollywoodlife to Deepikalife shame on you guys till last year deepika was not in even top and now when she has got the success u are licking her ass. I am sure u are part of her pr u guys have been exposed so next time respect the actors. Bollywood”s biggest starts are the khans not ur deepika

  • najatlovekiss

    i feel sorry for this website they have no sham by taking money and putting someone down, Katrina have been in the movies for the pass 9 to 10 years almost all her films are hit, what about your so call last year hit girl, she only got movie because Katrina couldn’t do them at the time, she was busy, i think Deepika should give thanks to Katrina for letting her have her movies, and bollywoodlife and deepika PR think and be honest with what you write, because we the readers are not stupid as you think, get a life as your name is bollywoodlife,com

  • Anonymous

    PR means PUBLIC RELATION, it has nothing to do with this news. this news is by the media read the date and beside it says by bollyb…. its annoying when people don’t know about things but still have to comment. When sonam said “OVER enthusiastic PR team she meant Dps approach to fans” ( Sonam shouldn’t have mentioned team as it confuses people who don’t know what PR means they think its media).

    • don

      the whole industry runs on pr things its funny when katrina and ranbir get caught u blame her pr and now when ur devi is accused u are telling us what is pr wow deepika’s fan or her pr team who are you

      • rock

        you nailed it !!!!!!! 10000000% true

    • jannat

      dumb depika fan!!!always the same thing Bollywoodlife is obviously disrespecting kat and you….

  • Anonymous

    PR means PUBLIC RELATION, it has nothing to do with this news. This news
    is by the media read the date and beside it says by bollyb…. its
    annoying when people don’t know about things but still have to comment.
    When sonam said “OVER enthusiastic PR team she meant Dps approach to
    fans” ( Sonam shouldn’t have mentioned team as it confuses people who
    don’t know what PR means they think its media).

  • Shanni Nathu

    the most funny thing is this site claiming that deepika is fit in to this role/?if kareena or priyanka or ansuhka were they mentioned i would have been any probelm but a talentless actress deepika who were struggling past 5 years in bw n stying in lime light bcz of ranbir and her other boyfriends where were famous people n last year katrina rejected YJHD n kareena rejected chennai express and ramleela she got movies and this site calling her actres? all critics n her biograpgy r enough proof that she is expressioless queen n wooden face is the reason of her flop movies ,fortunately superstars ranbir and SRK gave a chance to work with them she thinks there is nothing more to achieve.by abusing and degrading katrina wat do u think?u can replace katrina?lol if katrina cant act then this bw should be ashmed of themself bcz she has been nominated in three times film fare award and won 22 awads unlike deepika had no competitors last years like kareena,priyanka,anushka,vidya or katrina .in their absence she found some place .wat do u think all r dump like u reading ur stupid article/funniest thing is calling her an actresses
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    • najatlovekiss

      i like you comment,

  • Anonymous

    PR’s don’t realease article they are public… its media who releases articles… get your facts straight peeps

  • Anonymous

    PR don’t realease article they are public PR(PUBLIC RELATION)… its media who releases articles… get your facts straight peeps

  • Shanni Nathu

    since november 2013 we have been reading all big budget movies linked with deepika name,first heard ammir,then salman then akshay,ajay,then srk again thenSLB,then amithab bachan then shudhi where karan had announced kareena name but deepika name was always linked up with this movie too,finallykareena had to leave the movie n got irritaed bcz of these news.Y only her name linked up with big budget movies?y dont priyanka,kareena,katrina,anuhka or others?infact sonam got pissed off this news that deepika offered salman movie itwas actually offered to sonam ,so she reacted.when kareena said “i give my movies to other actresses n they got sucesses “deepika replied in KWK that kareena to start charity”y cant sonam answer deepika’s desperate PR?

    • najatlovekiss

      you are so right

  • Shanni Nathu

    we have never been experienced such drama before.ther are many talented actresses woriking in BW n achieving alot but we have never seen their name linked up with all big budget movies like deepika is doing….how funny and embarressing to read this .instead making article against katrina u better to teach deepika some manners n how to behave in public and how to respect her collegues more importantly how to act bcz in her movies except lip lock n winking .biting lips i have never seen any expression on her face

  • Anonymous

    Its really easy to manipulate public all you need to say is “she has a OVERENTHUSIATIC PR team” and all of a sudden people would blame every bad thing written about other actors or actresses on their rival’s PR team LMAO…. BTW PR means PUBLIC RELATIONSS not MEDIA RELATIONS (which barely happens as media feeds of writing bad stories or rumors/truth about celeb’s personal lives)

    • Shanni Nathu

      if her PR spreading roumers that deeika is approached in this movie, next media would publish its not their fault.media willnot go in to deepi such things they just publish wat they hear fm her PR .so stop making foolof urself by defending her

      • Kat’s Buff

        that ANONYMOUS IS HIMSELF HER PR TEAM MEMBER!

    • Rock

      only deepikas name comes out when people talk about big movies and its not even true ( and the only person who gets all the offers before anyone else is kareena)

    • Kat’s Buff

      Despo’s PR arrived finally!

  • milan227

    Would Katrina even suit the role of Mastani? It’s not exactly the kind of role I can imagine Katrina in… then again, the only person worse I think would be PC….

  • Shanni Nathu

    the most funniest thing is while her PR releasing some article there must be some big name with in that movie,actually all actresses should react against this when the movie r actually offered to others and her PR making roumers they r degrading other talented actresses name,this stupid site didnt think both movies r releasing on same date,they both r periodic kind of movie,it will never happpen same people in same kind of movie more over sanjay himself said he will experiment withnew jodi ,,isnt it enough to understand these r playing her PR?if one or two movies with her name is acceptable but watever movies coming her name will be there n some particle site and channel only release such news other never publish such rubbish

  • guest

    OMG!! whoever this najatlovekiss is… she is really getting on my nerves plz fix your english lady or gentleman whoever u are and btw u sound like a very shallow person who has nothing in her life but Katrina…she doesn’t even know or care bout u… u sound like a psychopath…. calm ur balls!!!

    • rock

      you need too see a doctor please do your family a favor!

    • najatlovekiss

      am a dutch lady, so if i may ask can you teach me how to write and speak good English well, i will pay you

    • green

      Aby agreez ki auladh , english itni bol li bohat hai . Apni enligh , vish pish … ja ke k , usa main ja ke kar . I think we are here to speak about hindi film industry not Hollywood. We indians understand broken english . If u dont understand , move to Hollywood. N dont come back ever again … chal phut .

  • Kia

    DEEPIKALIFE sonam was right about the over enthusiastic pr team

  • Shanni Nathu

    public should react against this,she is insulting other talented actresses too,where kareena,katrina,priyanka,ansuhka how they behave well n mature in public.a stupid audience like us shouldnt support such talentless actress who is seeking for attention by abusing exboyfriend and collegues,sonam just realised now .she publically said about deepika “a good girl hs gone bad”absolutely ryt.

    • fan of shanni nathu!!

      Shanni Nathu! thank you ! with love from germany…perfect i cant agree more!
      and it feels sometimes people are blind and i almost lost my hope! but thank you we are not the only one….have a nice day!!

  • yazz

    priyanka is already doing bajirao mastani n i feel that if katrina does more efforts her acting skills will be great while seem that deepika’s PR team is too much in order to bring her more attention in many aspects

  • guest

    Last I read, India threw off the British yoke in 1947. BUT Indians are still rooting for white dominance — in the form of wooden face, British item woman KatrinaSlut — she wth the morals of an alley cat— read page 3 and get the facts.

    • rock

      but shes half indian right !!!! this is racism too…u sound like a psychopath…. calm ur balls!!!

    • Shanni Nathu

      a people like u r the reason of underdevelopment of our country.there r 30% of india’s working in differnt countries if those countries have attitude towards us s wat would be the future of those peole who r working in abroad/?they get all deserved recognization fm other country n it is also important money sources our country,so stop being stupid and narrow minded people.

    • Kat’s Buff

      Don’t take ur frustration out on public platform. I know u were thrown out of her house as she found u misfit as her SERVANT. KEEP CALM.

  • Outlander

    I wonder since how long has padukone’s PR team been running this website…or wait do they own it??

    • rock

      thumbs up!! 10000%

    • najatlovekiss

      i think so

    • Lily

      We truly need an answer to that question! Why are dey so bothered about Katrina’s accent?! Honestly, this lady has tried! Sometimes I wonder why they keep saying hurtful things about her. They keep say she can’t act & people still out to see her movies. One thing I like about Katrina Kaif so much is that she believes in herself. So nobody can put her down no matter how bad they try!! She is a natural. God bless u Katrina. U’ re still the bestto me.

  • khushi

    Katrina kaif is perfect choice for Mastani. Uske sivay koi ye role nahi kar sakta..

  • jatan

    sonam said it over enthusiastic pr!!!

  • guest

    deepikakilife.com

  • Rock

    the only person who fits the role is “of course” deepika woh toh acting ki maa hai na?
    or toh koi hai hi nahi is industry main sirf or sirf desperate dipika hai na ??

  • Rock

    if you have seen ram lila then it only can get better! dp dialogue delivery was really bad !! i coudnt understand anything what she was saying!! and katrina can dance! mastani is from persian decent…she will look very good!!

  • Kat’s Buff

    Mastani was a Persian lady. Kat definitely suits that character. Moreover she was a good dancer too. +++ for KAT! Deepika rather resembles a slum bitch! whoever hell the writer is has 0 idea about what film and role is about. Bastard is praising despo as if she’s her boss. Of course she is. After-all its PR stuff. Sonam ,well said on KWK. Kudos 2 u for revealing True side of most desperate woman!!

  • Shafin Ahmed

    i believe slb is capable enough to make kat perfect.well kat is almost perfect

  • http://capeandcowl.tumblr.com Mockingnerd

    Nooooo. If not Deepika, then Priyanka. Katrina’s a star, not an actress, and Bhansali’s movies generally require, you know, acting. Not just looking mildly attractive.

    • Rock

      have you evvvvvvvvvvvvvver seen a slb movie??? i doubt it…

      • http://capeandcowl.tumblr.com Mockingnerd

        I have! Most of them! (I skipped Guzaarish because trying to watch Hrithik Roshan act is a hideously painful endeavor, and one I didn’t want to put myself through. But I digress. Bygones.) If you can get past the opulent sets and hyperdramatics, his actors generally are people who possess some modicum of acting ability. Katrina doesn’t. The best job she’s probably ever done was London Dreams, and that’s because for once she was allowed to play an NRI Indian girl, which is as close to her real persona as we’ll probably ever get in a Hindi film. She’s not a good fit for SLB’s type of work.

        • Shanni Nathu

          except lip lock sence,nice ambience n songs,more sex sence wat did u see in ramleela?yaa more than onscreen they did some drama in off screen while promotion by kissing,hugging, so SLB got enough attention ,support a movie realy deserves like queen and kongana

          • Kat’s Buff

            Oh thank god U feel exactly the same way i do. RL was a pathetic creep movie which was unnecessarily promoted as BEST movie. What’s diffrence between BOOM and ramleela?? They should have rather called it as an ARTistic movie.

  • Rashmi

    Superb Analysis..its bang on..

  • Shuddhi4RanveerDeepi

    i feel sorry for the website. This is a totally biased article towards Katrina

    • Anya

      Bias isn’t the word to use there Hun! Unless you put Deepika instead of Katrina. Then it makes loads of sense.

    • guest

      but ooh so true!

  • melissa

    katrina is trillions times better than fake deepika

  • Santhi

    Chill out… It is upto SLB to decide whether Kat is fit or not . Which I hardly believe he even considers to play a side role … See any of his movies even a 2 min role character gives so many expressions ..btw why shouldn’t we think that Kat PR team spread false news that she is being considered for the role????? Except Kat ANY top current Bollywood actress can play the role even Sonam is better choice ..

  • Meera

    Only Aishwarya Rai can pull of a sensually,
    Because SLB’s every film can’t be sexually provocative, Deepika can’t do the film.

    In my opinion if not Salman then Hrithik / Shahrukh should play Bajirao, Bajirao was a Disciplined & Strong mind Character Ranveer’s extra energy just don’t fit into the mould.

    And if Hrithik/Shahrukh’s playing it, then Madhuri Dixit can play his Begum, who was 1year older than Bajirao

  • arohi

    kat has british looks, she cant fit into this character


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