Of all the beautiful babes in Bollywood, Katrina Kaif still remains Akshay Kumar’s number one choice as co-star.
Though Katrina is in the top league of Bollywood actresses today, she is seldom credited for it. Often we hear rants about how Katrina struck fame by cashing in on the popularity of a crowd-puller like Akshay Kumar .
But, may be, it worked the other way round too. That Akshay while being the star to which Kat hitched her wagon also benefited from her as a co-star. How otherwise could one explain Akshay’s failed jodis with the likes of Deepika Padukone and Ayesha Takia in the last two of his releases – Chandni Chowk To China and 8x10 Tasveer respectively.
Now, perhaps Akshay himself has realized that he needs Kat as much she needs him for a successful Bollywood career. For when director Priyadarshan asked Akshay which actress he would like to have in the film De Dana Dan before the movie’s shoot began, Akshay had just one name on his lips.
Your guess is as good as ours.
Of course, today we know that Katrina Kaif is the film’s heroine and has already shot one schedule of the film and is currently filming its second schedule in Singapore. But she may not have landed the role if Akshay hadn’t recommended her to Priyadarshan.
The director confirms that Katrina was signed for ‘De Dana Dan’ after Akshay’s recommendation. He says he’s happy to have made that choice because, in his words, Akshay and Katrina share a “terrific chemistry on screen”.