After roping in Aamir Khan for the latest in the Dhoom franchise, looks like Yash Raj Films have struck gold after getting Katrina Kaif on board too!

Katrina Kaif To Star In DHOOM:3

After their “extensive hunt” for a fresh face for Dhoom:3 and even denying that Kat was in their film, the makers have announced that Katrina Kaif will be the leading lady.  Director, Vijay Krishna Acharya (Victor), along with Aditya Chopra, who made this choice after considerable deliberations, 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. 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.”

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Considering that Kat will play Aamir’s moll in the film, will her character have negative shades as well? Now that would be interesting to watch!

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Aamir Khan plays the anti-hero in the film, while Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali. Produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom:3 is written and directed by Victor, who had also written Dhoom Dhoom 2. The film will go on floors by the end of 2011 and is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.

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