Shah Rukh Khan will eternally be on demand, no denying that. It’s not just SRK who is in demand but Miss Kaif also! Previously, we had reported into bagging a movie opposite King Khan on how Kat beat Kangana Ranaut. But we may happen to be wrong there because a leading tabloid has only stated that it was Deepika Padukone, whom, the director was keen on bringing onboard but she cited date issues and declined it!
At least that it was supposed to be. An extremely fascinating article pasted in today’s issue of a top tabloid had a little section spared for this piece of news! Turns out since he never actually worked with her plus with this much talent Rai was very much keen on having DP as his lead, it’d be quite a scene to watch. However, the diva mentioned date problem and said due to which she’dn’t manage to hop in on this job, that most of her schedule was remainder apart for her Hollywood outings. Now you may think it ended there but no. As soon as reports of Kat being locked in with this project started doing the rounds, DP immediately started making frantic calls and demanded not being asked as she wrapped up her Hollywood jobs already!
We already know the type of equation that DP and Kat share considering they have a rather harsh past to handle. The truth is, even professionally they have been at loggerheads, due to which, perhaps this news was a little too bitter to digest. Since he was unaware of her schedule and he didn’t need to cast Kangana in this job, Rai went ahead with casting Katrina Kaif. It appears now the XXX: The Return of Xander Cage performer may have everyone understand that it was a project that she rejected that Katrina Kaif landed with.
Wow. Talk about rivalry, this one is quite acute, don’t you think? Well, why he didn’t want Kangana onboard for all those wondering, “Kangana is invested in a film beyond her own responsibility. She likes to collaborate on the script, costume and other departments. And Aanand had become uncomfortable with that even in Tanu Weds Manu Returns. He appreciates that she wants to be involved every step of the way, but he doesn’t want to risk casting two headstrong personalities like Shah Rukh Khan and Kangana in the same film,” said an insider. Sad, for we don’t know when we’ll be able to see two powerful performers like Kangs and King Khan come together.