Post denial of the rumors that Kat will play the lady lead in Dhoom 3, and though after extensive hunt for the fresh face in the film that included many international contenders, Yash Raj Films has finally zeroed on Katrina as their female lead.
After many speculations Vijay Krishna Acharya, the director of the film, and Aditya Chopra, the producer of Dhoom 3 collaboratively made this decision and finalized Katrina’s name for the female lead.
Revelaing about the selection process Victor said, “After almost a year of searching for a new face for Dhoom 3, we were still unable to find the perfect debutant to play the lead role. We even reached out to international talent but were still unable to find someone who stood out. Both Adi and I really wanted to be sure that the person we chose would be perfect for the role.”
Adding further he said, “Once we decided to go with a known face and not pursue the new-comer route, Katrina was the obvious choice for all of us. She is someone who we all know will bring tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the film. The first time pairing of Aamir with Katrina will also certainly add value.”
Dhoom 3 will also have Aamir Khan in a negative role and Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will play Jai Dixit and Ali respectively. This would be for the first time when Katrina would be sharing screen space with Aamir Khan. The shooting of the film will commence form this year end and would be slated for 2012 Christmas release.