Katrina Kaif’s professional life has been under much speculation the past couple of years. While her changing relationship status and equations with Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor were much written about, her films have been under the scanner. The year 2016 hasn’t been fruitful for the actress with two back to back duds – Fitoor and Baar Baar Dekho.
Katrina’s performance in both the film was being closely followed and speculations were rife about her career being on a downward spiral following the failure of these films to fetch numbers at the box office. As per reports, she had cold shouldered Sanjay Leela Bhansali by rejecting Bajirao Mastani and had refused a role in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani since she wanted to stay away from Ranbir Kapoor.
She chose Bang Bang instead which again under-performed at the box office. Amid all this, there were her contemporaries Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra who were marching ahead with not just some enviable Bollywood projects, but Hollywood as well! Katrina Kaif – the one actress who perfectly fit the bill for a project in the west was nowhere in this race to Hollywood!
Add to it, her much-hyped Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor that failed to see the light of the day. However, life seems to be back on track for this gorgeous actress. From being on the verge of being written off, Katrina’s career has been brought to the limelight and saved once again, thanks to her wiser professional choices.
While we do not have high hopes from Jagga Jasoos, despite the fact that it brings together two exes, we have our eyes on Tiger Zinda Hai. Salman and Katrina’s pictures from the sets of the film are already making us intrigued to see more of them and their chemistry on screen. From what we hear, while fans are expecting to see high octane action in this one, the love story between Zoya (Kat) and Tiger (Salman) will be the essence of this sequel to Ek Tha Tiger.
But that’s not it! She has been confirmed as the leading lady of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Thugs of Hindostan! It is yet another big project which might help Katrina’s detractors to forget all about her recent debacles! Her pair with Aamir in Dhoom 3 was much loved and we are expecting the two of them to recreate the magic! While the action thriller saw them woo the audience with some amazing acrobatic skills, we expect them to wow us with some kickass action as Thugs.
Katrina has is official a part of Salman and Aamir’s next projects. And if everything falls in place, she might get lucky to be part of Anand L Rai’s next with Shah Rukh Khan. The makers have been looking for a leading lady since quite some time and sources have it that Katrina might just make the cut. While Priyanka is busy with her Hollywood project, having bagged A Kid Like Jake which she starts shooting soon, Deepika has her dates booked for Padmavati. In such a scenario, Kat’s availability to start shooting for Rai’s film makes her a more viable option.
She has earlier romances SRK in Jab Tak Hai Jaan and their Jodi had got thumbs up from the audience. So it makes sense for Rai to repeat a hit pair for his film. Between 2017-2018 – Katrina Kaif will be seen in some of the biggest project starring the mighty Khans and that might just be the turning point in the career. While she has always been one of the most sought after actress, these projects will help her cement her position as Bollywood’s indisputable Tigress!