Three top A-list actresses were in contention for Rohit Shetty’s next magnum opus Suryavanshi but sources in the know suggest that Katrina Kaif has beaten Jacqueline Fernandez and Sonam Kapoor to grab the role of the female lead in Suryavanshi.
Katrina’s casting makes the film more interesting because it is all set to clash with her good friend and mentor Salman Khan’s film, Inshallah.
Says a source,”Katrina was the first choice for Rohit. Akshay and Katrina share irresistible chemistry on screen and Rohit feels she would be the best bet to star in this action-packed film.”
The source further says, “While Katrina and Jacqueline were in strong contention, post the announcement of Inshallah there was a time when the makers contemplated if it would be a good thing to cast Katrina given that she is good friends with Salman. But the same problem would have persisted with Jacqueline and Sonam who are also close to Salman. Finally, the need for the script demanded an actress like Katrina.”
Meanwhile we hear Katrina is yet to sign the film. While she has shown interest, she is taking her time to say yes.