^C'mon folks, give her a chance. They won't cast her if they don't think she can do the job. And besides, this is news from a couple of months ago, and not confirmed. See the word 'tentatively' in there? At that time they were all positive that Farhan was in it too!
I don't think Sonam will be in this movie, as she will be most likely working in the Sooraj Barjatya's next film and seems both films will be filming simultaneously (both movies will be shot in late 2014).
The latest buzz has it that Katrina Kaif has bagged the lead role in Shah Rukh Khan starrer, 'Raees'. The film was recently in the news when Nawazuddin Siddiqui replaced Farhan Akhtar in the film. Now it has emerged that Katrina has apparently been offered the film. A source says, "Katrina is in talks to play the lead role. They have been discussing it for a while now, but latest developments suggest that she has given them a go-ahead. This is will be her second film with Shah Rukh Khan after 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'."
Another industry source adds, "Post 'Bang Bang', Katrina will be working on 'Jagga Jasoos' opposite Ranbir Kapoor, but it looks like this film will be pushed ahead. Besides these two films, she doesn't have too much on her plate as of now, so a lead role in Raees is just right for her."
When contacted, Katrina denied being offered the film. On the other hand, Rahul Dholakia, the film's director, remained unavailable for comment.
I don't think Katrina is going to do the movie since, she is already shooting for 2 movies and has the next with Ranbir. After the movie with Ranbir, she will also be working in Kabir Khan's next directorial venture with Salman Khan (99% true since Kabir Khan has repeated her in 3 of 4 movies). Plus we don't know when the movie will start since SRK's injury and Fan has been postponed.
Shah Rukh Khan-Katrina Kaif to team up again? TNN | Mar 23, 2014, 12.00 AM IST
Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif is all set to be paired with Shah Rukh Khan again for a film. According to the latest buzz, the 'Dhoom 3' actress has bagged the lead role in Shah Rukh-starrer 'Raees'. This is the second time the leggy lass will be paired with Bollywood's badshah after their hit flick 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'.
A Mid-Day report says that Katrina was in talks with filmmakers regarding the role. It seems that she has given her approval for the film. After completing her shoot with Hrithik Roshan for Bang Bang, Katrina will be doing Jagga Jasoos opposite Ranbir Kapoor. She will then start shooting for Raees.
Sources also reveal that since the actress did not have any other film except Bang Bang and Jagga Jasoos, a film with SRK will give her career a necessary boost. While Katrina refused to be a part of the film, director Rahul Dholakia remained unavailable.
Recently Raees was in news when it was reported that Nawazuddin Siddiqui replaced Farhan Akhtar in the film.
Post by mpollak711 on Mar 23, 2014 12:39:37 GMT -8
Okay, I'm going to be honest. He often talks about how he'd like to work with Madhuri or Juhi again. I so wish he would be in a film with one of them or with Vidya. While of course, I don't think he looks bad with the likes of Katrina (though I am not, I'll admit a fan) I would love to see him opposite someone closer in age and a very accomplished actress. We know he can do it; he knows he can do it; now, a director has to know it too.
Age never a problem to me. Those actors are adults and in a profession and one has the say to accept or not an offer and for sure in a profession checking an actress out regarding her age and any other stuff is not his business as long as is suitable for the role in terms of talent first and then work around her appearance to be convincing. So, I just don't understand why we keep bring this up again and again!!
Katrina not doing 'Raees' with SRK Press Trust of India | Mumbai March 28, 2014 Last Updated at 15:41 IST
Actress Katrina Kaif has denied being approached to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rahul Dholakia's 'Raees'.
There was a buzz that both the stars will be seen together again in the Farhan Akhtar production after 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'.
"I don't know where this news has come from. There is no such discussion like that till now. There are three films 'Bang Bang', 'Phantom' and 'Jagga Jassos' that I am doing right now. I am in talks for two more projects which I can't reveal," Katrina told PTI.
Even Rahul dismissed the report and said, "I don't think so we have approached her. But we will surely finalise the leading lady in a couple of weeks."
There's now news that Farhan's back in Raees after sorting out his dates and Nawazuddin is out. Feeling bad for Nawzuddin if that's true.
Revealed: Farhan Akhtar to star opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Raees
The jigsaw puzzle seems to be solved, finally Farhan Akhtar and Shah Rukh Khan shall be seen on the screen for the first time in Excel Entertainment’s gangster drama Raees, directed by Rahul Dholakia. Nawazudin was earlier replaced for Farhan since he had allotted the time for a Bejoy Nambiar film and had no dates to spare for Raees.
Buzz is that Nawaz has now been dropped out of Raees. It is learnt that Nawazudin has been told to step out since the original choice Farhan has sorted his dates and is all set to be the part of the film. While Nawazuddin is making his presence felt this Eid with Salman Khan’s Kick, Nawaz will miss out on his chance of sharing screen space with Shah Rukh.
Besides Kick, Nawaz is doing S a r t h a k Dasgupta’s The Music Teacher where he plays a classical vocalist. The female lead of the film is also yet to be confirmed. Reports suggest that Sonam Kapoor or Katrina Kaif are being considered for the role but both actresses have denied being approached for the film.
Despite repeated attempts, both Ritesh Sidhwani and Nawaz remained unavailable for comments.
Also didn't Farhan himself confirm that his only role with the film is as a producer. I'll believe the cast when Excel or director confirms the cast. I'll also take SRK's word but he doesn't get involved in casting with 3rd party production house.