Did Salman Replace Katrina With Jacqueline?
Here's what transpired
Post the success of Housefull 3 and the hype revolving around Dishoom, all the top banners of B-town are eager to work with Jacqueline Fernandez. Now the sources say that she might even be considered for the female lead in Salman Khan’s home production, directed by Dostana’s director Tarun Mansukhiani, for which Katrina Kaif is also being considered. The Phantom actress has been silent about things ever since Fitoor bombed at the box office.
This clearly isn’t the first time that Jackie will jump on board with a film that has also been offered to Kaif. Throwback to the time when Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick happened for Jackie and ‘kick-started’ her career in Bollywood, which by the way, was also a film that Kat was approached for first. Likewise, Kat didn’t get on board with Roy alongside Ranbir Kapoor, and the role was bagged by Fernandez once again. Even though the film didn't do well, Jackie still recieved appreciation for her role.
A well-known producer, who seems to know both the actresses closely, pointed out, “Both girls are hard-working, professional, completely focused and ruthlessly ambitious. They also have a similar personality profile. So the roles that would have ideally gone to Katrina, especially with Salman, went to Jacqueline.” Now let's see if Kat is able to redefine her place in Bollywood.