Apparently, Devgan thought of roping in Katrina after he and Salman Khan bonded like thick buddies on the sets of London Dreams. Unit-members had revealed that the stars who had earlier done a film like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam but unfortunately had not many scenes together, but on the sets of London Dreams, the two actors developed a great rapport. It was during this time that Ajay Devgan expressed his wish to Salman Khan to cast Katrina in his next home production.
Director Rohit Shetty's last venture Golmaal Returns was a big hit and Katrina has been a hit in comedy ventures with Akshay Kumar. So it was the apt choice. But now Katrina has had to let go of the film.
Reasons cited were her busy schedule. According to Katrina's spokesperson, due to lack of dates and her tight schedule, unfortunately, she won't be part of the project. Her spokesperson clarifies, "It is unfortunate but Katrina will not be able to do the project, she's tied up with her other commitments and dates were a big hassle. Hence she will not be doing Rohit Shetty's film".