Bad news for those who are fans of the Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif jodi: it looks like Bhai is – as of now, at least – avoiding working with Katrina! A source close to Salman recently told me that even though he still watches out for Kat (like each time she’s hurt in her existing relationship with Ranbir Kapoor), working with her in a film is not something he looks forward to doing at this point. So much so, that the current buzz in the industry is that Kabir Khan‘s next film with Salman post Phantom might actually star Deepika Padukone. This is quite a change for Kabir, who is known to be something of a Katrina loyalist otherwise!
In fact, last year too a leading production house offered Salman yet another romantic thriller – that is actually set to roll out end of this year – opposite Katrina. However, Sallu politely turned down the offer, citing date issues. Your guess is as good as ours as to why he’s keeping away from working with the young actress… maybe he’s still irked that she left him for the much younger Kapoor? What do you think?