Aanand L Rai has been planning his next film with Shah Rukh Khan for over a year now and it’s finally going on the floors next month. The director admitted last year that his film will have two leading ladies. For long, it has been a topic of debate if one of these actresses would be Deepika Padukone or Katrina Kaif. While Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s names were also tossed around, we can now confirm that Kat and Dips have both been finalised for the film. Well, the unimaginable in Bollywood is all set to happen as there are strong rumours about Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif working together and sharing screen space in Aanand L. Rai’s forthcoming film starring Shah Rukh Khan in the male lead.
Given their history, it’s a big deal that they are being cast together. Almost as big as the time Jaya Bachchan and Rekha worked together in ‘Silsila’. Reveals a source,
â€œAanand has been in talks with a few actresses, and has finally sealed the deal with DP and Kat. While there were reports about Deepika replacing Katrina and vice-versa, the film will have both the heroines working together for the first time.â€
The two actresses don’t talk or even acknowledge each other in public, so it will be interesting to see how they will work together. They want to work with SRK and Rai, which is why they agreed to do it. The source adds,
â€œBoth the roles in Aanand’s film are extremely strong and totally different from the other. The team is planning a big announcement soon. The modalities are being worked out currently.â€
Deepika’s last release ‘Bajirao Mastani’ saw her sharing screen space with another contemporary, Priyanka Chopra, but she played the titular role. Katrina has done ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ with Anushka Sharma. There is no reason for the actresses not to work with each other. Ranbir Kapoor was the bone of contention between them, and now that he is not in the picture, maybe they can finally sort out their differences. We can’t wait for an official announcement to confirm the casting coup. Are you excited to see Kat and DP together on-screen?