Wearing a bikini for Dhoom 3 would not have been the first time that Katrina Kaif would have appeared in one on the silver screen, as her debut film Boom that released in 2003 had her wear a bikini. Then why these qualms about wearing one now and how come Yashraj Films agreed to it?
Katrina Kaif is probably being weighed on the same pedestal as the former leading lady Aishwarya Rai, which is why she was able to have Aditya Chopra comply with her terms. Leading ladies Esha Deol in Dhoom and Bipasha Basu in Dhoom 2 probably did not have any say in the matter for they were seen in a bikini in the previous films. Katrina however has managed to have her own way just like Aishwarya Rai did for Dhoom 2.
According to a source, Aditya Chopra had told Katrina Kaif about wearing a bikini for the film. “Esha Deol and Bipasha Basu wore one in previous Dhoom films, which whether they agreed to do readily or unwillingly is not known. However Katrina Kaif refused straight out,” added the source.
The source also revealed that there was much talk between Katrina and Aditya before the latter finally agreed to succumb to her wishes. Further said the source, “Aditya and Katrina Kaif are close friends and he is quite fond of her. He did have several other options for the leading role, including some foreign actresses, but Katrina was above them all. She was able to assure him that wearing a bikini was not a huge necessity in the film and Aditya complied.”
Another source speaking on the same issue said, “Aditya is not in the least displeased about Katrina’s refusal to wear a bikini for Dhoom 3. On the contrary he is very content having Katrina Kaif do the film. It had taken Aditya all this while to finalise the lead actress for Dhoom 3 only because of this bikini issue, but now everything has been solved.”
A friend of Katrina’s, clarifying her opinion on the bikini issue said, “Katrina Kaif is a popular star today. She offers great worth to any project now. If she has refused to wear a bikini for the film, her reservations are quite justified.”