The ex-factor? Here’s why Katrina Kaif had the name changed of her film with Shah Rukh Khan – Katrina Kaif asked Aanand L Rai to change the name of her Shah Rukh Khan film starrer and it has a Ranbir Kapoor connect!
After Hrs had previously reported that Aanand L Rai’s film starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma was tentatively titled, Katrina Meri Jaan. The title was later changed.
In an interview to this paper, the actress clarified, “I play an actress in the film, but I don’t play myself. I’m not Katrina Kaif. My character has a different name in the film. So, it obviously cannot be called Katrina Meri Jaan.”
An insider now reveals that Katrina requested the makers to change the working title of the film because there are certain similarities between Katrina and the character that she doesn’t want highlighted. “The script was written with the idea of Katrina playing Katrina in the film and SRK being her biggest fan. Kat asked the makers to change the character’s name because she didn’t want people to think it’s completely based on her life.”
The source further adds, “Especially, because the character of the actress in the film goes through a terrible break-up with her actor-boyfriend. Given that Ranbir and Katrina’s break-up is still being talked about, she wasn’t comfortable with the similarities being drawn between her reel and real life. It was too close to reality, so she requested Aanand to use a different name for her character.” The team understood her point and changed the name of the actress in the film.