Katrina Kaif
Subhash K Jha (DNA; May 17, 2017)

With Katrina Kaif being announced as one of the female leads in Thugs Of Hindostan, a change is in order and from what we hear, the script is being reworked.

By now, it’s now pretty well-known that most A-list heroines turned down the Vijay Krishna Acharya film, because the script in its original avatar had the heroine in a very limited role.

It is believed that Aditya Chopra personally requested Katrina to step in to get the project off the starting line. Says a source, “She met Adi in Victor’s (as Acharya is fondly known) presence and good-naturedly complained that the two had not given her much to do the last time they signed her opposite Aamir Khan in Dhoom:3. Adi assured her the role would be amended.”

It was director Vijay Krishna Acharya’s idea to approach Katrina after a number of actresses turned down the part.

“The heroine’s role was sketchy to begin with. It has now been fleshed out for Katrina’s sake,” says another source.