Press Esc to close
Sunday 30 April 2017
News updated at 12:43 AM IST

Katrina not doing 'Happy New Year'

Mumbai, Aug 1, 2013 (IANS): 15:43 IST
For those who have been waiting to see Shah Rukh Khan-Katrina Kaif re-unite for "Happy New Year" after "Jab Tak Hai Jaan", there is bad news. The actress won't be able to do the film due to prior commitments.

There were reports that the two are coming together again in Farah Khan's directorial venture "Happy New Year", but according to reliable sources, "it is not true".

As Katrina has signed two new films - Kabir Khan's directorial venture for producer Sajid Nadiadwala with Saif Ali Khan and Abhishek Kapoor's adaptation of Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations", she has no room this year for any other film.

Said a friend of Katrina: "She would have loved to do Farah's film, but we believe Farah initially wanted to sign a completely new girl for 'Happy New Year'. She zeroed in on Katrina recently when Katrina had already said yes to other projects.

"Katrina and Farah are very fond of each other ever since they worked together in 'Tees Maar Khan'. The film's failure did not affect their mutual fondness. To be in Farah's next and that too with Shah Rukh with whom Katrina really hit off during 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', would have been fabulous.

"However much Katrina would like to do 'Happy New Year', she cannot as she is committed to finishing Vijay Krishna Acharya's 'Dhoom 3' and Siddharth Anand's 'Bang Bang' before going into Abhishek Kapoor's film with Sushant Singh Rajput and Kabir Khan's film with Saif."

Interestingly, Farah's heroine in "Happy New Year" has to be a fast-talking Marathi girl and also a fabulous dancer since it's the role of a dancer.

"Katrina would have needed a long period of intense speech practice to sound Marathi. But where was the time?" asked a friend of the actress.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
My Take: Can you count colours? Photo by Nalini R Magal from Hassan...

My Take: Can you count colours? Photo by Nalini R Magal from Hassan...

My Take: Happiness as a warm puppy. Photo by Varsha Chalageri from Dharwad...

My Take: Happiness as a warm puppy. Photo by Varsha Chalageri from Dharwad...

My Take: Pretty posers. Photo by Siddhi Doddanavar, from Belgaum...

My Take: Pretty posers. Photo by Siddhi Doddanavar, from Belgaum...

My Take: You mean, I wont grow up to be a tiger? Photo by Praveenkumar P K from Dharwad

My Take: You mean, I wont grow up to be a tiger? Photo by Praveenkumar P K from Dharwad

The good side vs the bad side. Photo by Gayatri Venkatesh from Bengaluru...

The good side vs the bad side. Photo by Gayatri Venkatesh from Bengaluru...

Border Security Force (BSF) personals handing over a 15 years old Pakistani national Razak...

Border Security Force (BSF) personals handing over a 15 years old Pakistani national Razak...

Basaveshwara statue is decorated on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi and Akshaya Tritiya....

Basaveshwara statue is decorated on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi and Akshaya Tritiya....

A Japanese Hitoshi Takahashi biker performs stunt during Yamaha FMX stunt show in Kochi, Kerala...

A Japanese Hitoshi Takahashi biker performs stunt during Yamaha FMX stunt show in Kochi, Kerala...

People use umbrella to protect from rain at at MG Road and Kasturba Road junction in Bengaluru...

People use umbrella to protect from rain at at MG Road and Kasturba Road junction in Bengaluru...

A lion beats the heat by relaxing under a tree at Dr Shivaram Karnath Biological Park...

A lion beats the heat by relaxing under a tree at Dr Shivaram Karnath Biological Park...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.