Did You Know The Story Behind Katrina Kaif Doing Kabir Khan’s “New York”?

Katrina Kaif was offered "Bachna Ae Haseeno" before "New York". But Aditya Chopra turned the entire scenario and Katrina couldn't do Ranbir Kapoor starrer Bachna Ae Haseeno.

Katrina Kaif is one of the most talented and hard-working actresses in the Bollywood film industry. Starting with “Boom”, this actress has taken herself to another level by giving flawless performances in many films, like “Namastey London”, “Partner”, “Welcome”, “Singh Is Kinng”, “Tiger” franchise and others. “Merry Christmas” actress received Filmfare for her role in the movie “New York”. But she didn’t want to sign this film. She revealed the name of that person who encouraged her to this Kabir Khan’s film in an interview with MidDay.

Katrina got “New York” offer after the Ranbir Kapoor starrer “Bachna Ae Haseeno”. Earlier, she was a part of YRF’s film as the fourth female lead. But her role got cut at the script level as it was affecting the length of the movie. She said, “The film was becoming too long, Adi Chopra called me to the office, this was the first Yash Raj film I was cast in, which was a big thing for me, and I was vying for a Yash Raj film for sometime. He calls me after being cast in film and he says, listen, the film is too long and we are going to have to cut this character. And I was like huh! You must be joking me!” And this led Aditya Chopra to offer her another movie. Ahead she continued saying, “ Shortly later he called me for this film which, when I first heard the film, my response was kind of like, he has offered me this kind of small film with no songs and it’s artsy… Kabir Khan is like a documentary filmmaker and I was like, he takes away my big commercial film with Bachna Ae Haseeno and he has given me this art film. I was not very happy about it.”

So she was not ready to do this film with Aditya Chopra and also the director Kabir Khan. But Bollywood’s superstar and Katrina’s dear friend Salman Khan pushed her for this venture. “The person who actually was super encouraging of me to do the film was Salman, because he had met Kabir Khan for his first film which was Kabul Express. He wanted him to be in that movie. He said ‘I think this is going to be an incredible film and Kabir is going to be a great filmmaker. You should be excited about that film’”, she added.

“New York”, released in 2009, starring John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh along with Katrina Kaif, was a hit film. The actress definitely doesn’t regret doing this film with Kabir Khan. Later, she collaborated with Kabir Khan in the movies “Ek Tha Tiger” and “Phantom”. 

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