Industrywalla: When Katrina Kaif said NO!

Industrywalla , 01 Feb 2014
Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif

Even though his current blue-eyed girl might be Eli Avram, Salman Khan has made sure that Iulia Vantur, the Romanian beauty he was linked up with for the better part of 2013, gets her due screen presence in Atul Agnihotri‘s O Teri.

The news is that Iulia Vantur is doing an item song in this film, incidentally being presented by Salman Khan. But you’ll never guess who was offered the song initially!

Yes, it was offered to none other than Salman’s former flame, Katrina Kaif, who flat out refused to do it.

Iulia Vantur
Iulia Vantur

Apparently, Katrina thought her presence would overpower the film and hence, she refused to shoot for the song. In fact, she suggested that it would be better if they took someone lesser known.

Of course, Eli Evram was considered but Salman wants her to play the lead in a film rather than have her do just one club song. Hence, the song was eventually given to Iulia.

Salman discussed the idea with her during his Romania schedule for Jai Ho where they shot the Tere Naina song. And since, the song has the word gori in it, they thought it was apt for a more firangi babe.

Interestingly, Salman will not feature in the song alongside Iulia. But he will make a cameo appearance in another song in the film.

The song is called Umbaakam and will be sung by Mika Singh. Iulia will also sing parts of the song along with him. It will be choreographed by Remo D’Souza. As for her costumes, they have been designed by Atul’s wife, Alvira Agnihotri and her business partner Ashley Rebello.

O Teri stars Pulkit Samrat in the lead role with newcomer Bilal Amrohi.

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