Since yesterday, rumours have been rife that Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif could star as father and daughter in an upcoming slice-of-life comedy. The film is said to to be helmed by Queen director Vikas Bahl, and is tentatively titled as Deadly.
However, in a turn of events, looks like these are nothing but just baseless rumours and nothing of sorts is currently on the cards.
“We are undergoing a crisis situation with the outbreak of a virus that has affected the entire world. Our priority right now should be the health and safety of others. This is not the time for announcements or any other baseless stories alike,” a source has now revealed.
Earlier, a report by leading daily Mumbai Mirror had reported, “The film is tentatively titled ‘Deadly’, as the story is centred around a funeral. Katrina loved the basic premise, which essentially traces the protagonist’s journey of self-discovery with humorous undertones, and gave an instant go-ahead to Vikas.”
The source added that Katrina , who has primarily enthralled fans as a mainstream star over her nearly-17-year career, is looking to experiment with new genres now and the project fits the bill at this point. The makers have reportedly approached Bachchan with an offer for the central role, and an official announcement of the project will be made soon as he gives a confirmation.
Incidentally, Katrina’s Bollywood debut film “Boom” (2003) also starred Big B as a protagonist. She also had a cameo in the Big B-starrer “Sarkar” (2005) and featured with Bollywood icon Big B and superstar Aamir Khan in “Thugs Of Hindostan” (2018). Recently, Big B and Katrina played father and daughter in a new advertisement.