Katrina Kaif reportedly agreed to ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ as a favour to Aditya Chopra. The actress also requested for her role to be given more prominence in the film.
As per previous reports,numerous Bollywood actresses were linked to the Aamir Khan – Amitabh Bachchan starrer but for one reason or another nothing materialised. With Fatima Sana Sheikh already on board and reported to have the main female role, many of the top actresses refused to sign due to the small length of the role and they feared there would be no opportunity to showcase their talent. Then came the surprise announcement that Kaif was signed on.
BizAsiaLive.com learnt that the reason Kaif joined the film was at the request of Chopra who personally reached out to the actress. Chopra asked Kaif to consider the film as the character required an Anglo-Indo look and the director thought Kaif would fit the bill. Initially the actress had her reservations and didn’t immediately say yes. It was only after requesting for the role to be developed and extended did Kaif agree to come on board.
With Kaif having worked in a number of Yash Raj films including ‘Dhoom 3’ (2013), ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012) and the upcoming ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’, it looks like the strong relationship between the two continues.