After Deepika-Ranveer, Abhay-Preeti, this real love couple is now gearing up to woo each other onscreen
Boski Gupta (DNA; March 9, 2013)
It seems to be the season of off-screen lovers displaying their love for each other onscreen as well. According to sources, Katrina Kaif has been finalised to star opposite beau Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’s next. Already real life couple Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh are playing modern day Romeo Juliet in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela. Abhay Deol has cast girlfriend Preeti Desai in his next production and now Kat will get the chance to romance RK on screen once more. Ranbir was always part of this film and the hunt for the leading lady was on. Imtiaz, is busy with Highway right now and will start working on the project soon. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala though refuses to confirm the news, “We still haven’t finalised the heroine yet.” However, sources close to the actress reveal that she is very much part of the film.
This is the third time Katrina and Ranbir will be seen on the screen together. They earlier worked together in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, followed by Raajneeti. It was during the shooting of the former movie that the two became close. Though the couple refuse to talk about their relationship, their chemistry onscreen cannot be denied.
Katrina always wanted to work with Imtiaz as the leading ladies in his films always get both applause and appreciation. This should be a good change for Kat whose movies, barring a few, mostly see her adding only a glam quotient to the flick. From Ayesha Takia in Socha Na Tha to Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met, followed by Deepika Padukone in Love Aaj Kal, all have gained both strong roles and appreciation. And also his love stories are different from all the other ‘romance’ films. None of Imtiaz’s previous lead pairs have real-life couples. (Kareena and Shahid broke up during the making of the film) Now, this would be seen how the dream director handles the lovers in his love story.