Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani gave us a lot to cherish and I Can’t believe it’s been a decade since the movie became our all-time comfort watch. It also proved to be a major turning point for the acting careers of its cast. However, did you know Deepika Padukone wasn’t the first choice to play ‘Naina’?
As the movie marked 10 years of ruling people’s hearts, a lil birdie revealed that Katrina Kaif was the first choice to be paired with Ranbir in YJHD! While talking to a leading daily, the source shared, “You’ve heard right. It was Katrina whom Karan Johar and Ayan Mukerji approached to play the female lead Naina in YJHD. Katrina was finalised. Her dates were discussed and blocked. But then she suddenly decided not to do it.” Sharing the reason behind Katrina’s last-minute withdrawal from the movie, the source said, “Katrina was offered Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom 3. And the dates required by Aditya Chopra clashed with YJHD. Katrina had never worked with Aamir Khan before. After sleepless nights she picked Dhoom 3 over YJHD. Karan assured her it was okay, since Adi’s project was to Karan a family project.”
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The surprising bit? YJHD wasn’t the first movie that Kat rejected.The list also includes Chennai Express, Barfi, Half Girlfriend, Gunday, Ram-Leela, and Bajirao Mastani!
Now that we’re talking about it, I wouldn’t mind watching Kat in a YJHD sequel. Do you think she’d do a better job than DP? Someone, please stop the Bollywood buff in me from imagining far-fetched scenarios!
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