It was 3 years ago when Salman Khan resurrected Katrina Kaif's career after a disastrous Boom. Though Ram Gopal Varma's Sarkar did feature her in a miniscule role and released before MPKK, it was her 'jodi' with Salman which fetched her far more eyeballs and brought her back in the reckoning.
Post this on-screen association, there were quite a few makers lined up to sign the two together but they didn't bite the bait. They chose to work with other actors even as they were getting closer in real life. Partner followed after a couple of years but the film saw Katrina in love with Govinda instead. Coming Friday would see the two sharing screen space again in Hello but yet again, it doesn't allow them to be romantically involved.
However, all of this would change with Yuvraaj where Salman and Katrina return as a couple. Though Anil Kapoor and Zayed Khan are also a part of this Subhash Ghai project, Yuvraaj is expected to be a Salman-Katrina show all the way, what with Katrina's market value increasing exponentially over the least 3 years.
Says an industry insider, "With the kind of great run that Katrina has been enjoying with 6 successful films in a row, no film maker would want to use her just as a prop; especially not someone like Subhash Ghai who has a keen eye for presenting his ladies on screen. Salman and Katrina are looking great together and teasers so far are just the beginning."
Talking about the role of Katrina in the film, a source attached to the film says, "Katrina is one of the three key protagonists in the film and plays a pivotal character. There is much more than just Salman-Katrina chemistry that we are looking at in Yuvraaj. Subhash Ghai has gone all out in making this as a mega project and extracted classy performances from each of his actors."
With music by A.R. Rahman and lyrics by Gulzar, Yuvraaj is all set for 21st November release.