In an astonishing piece of casting, rumour has it that Yash Chopra has signed up Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan for his next movie. But wait a minute, isn’t there rumoured to be enmity between Amitabh and SRK – the two big Bollywood camps? Won’t Salman Khan be annoyed at Katrina for being in the same movie as SRK – or maybe this is another sign of Katrina stamping her independence, after also signing up for SRK’s Temptations Reloaded tour; isn’t Katrina also annoyed at Salman keeping a painting of Abhishek’s wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? It’s all a bit too complicated for me but it does demonstrate what a persuasive genius Yash Raj must be.
Katrina, by the way, is also currently doing another Yash Raj produced movie – New York with Neil Nitin Mukesh and Salman’s other enemy John Abraham. Over an incredible 50-year career, 75-year-old Yash Raj has produced and directed innumerable hits, but his last film as a director was 2004’s Veer Zaara. He has won numerous Filmfare Awards, including Waqt, Ittefaq, Deewar, Lamhe, Dil To Pagal Hai and of course Veer Zaara.
Katrina Kaif’s career keeps buzzing. The Chinese-born British actress (yes, she was born in Hong Kong!) has had the two big hits of this year, Race and Singh is Kinng and has a special appearance in Hello lined up. Also in the pipeline are Yuvraaj, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Blue and New York. Katrina recently confessed that she has an inner cabinet of advisors – Vipul Shah, Sajid Nadiadwala and of course Salman Khan. “Vipul, Sajid and Salman are all very helpful. I run things by them and they speak their minds. It’s great to have people, who genuinely wish well for you, around you,” she says. Not much sign in those words of a split between her and Salman.