Katrina Kaif had rehearsed for the song for over a month.
Dhoom 3 was one of the biggest hits of 2013. The YRF venture starred Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan as the new entries in the franchise, while Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprised their roles from the previous films. It was promoted to be bigger and better than the previous two films, and certainly it was. But well, here is a blast from the past. Aamir, who is notorious for interfering with the editing process and creative decisions of his movies, snatched Katrina off of a very important sequence. Despite not having a strong role, fans loved Katrina for her performance in Dhoom 3. Her dance in Kamli and Malang were especially well received. But from what we hear, we were to see more of Katrina’s backstory through a song, but it never saw the light of day courtesy, Aamir Khan.
Katrina essayed the role of the ambitious and gold-hearted acrobat Aliya in Dhoom 3. Our source reveals that this song centred solely on her character. The setting of the song was such – after getting to know Aamir well enough, Katrina takes him on a tour of her life before him. She sings, she dances, and she does kickass acrobatics and narrates her story through the song. But guess what? Aamir didn’t think the song went with the flow of the film, and hence it ended up being chopped off. Ouch!
Katrina had rehearsed for the song for over a month. She practised her dance moves and stunts to perfection. There was even a complicated stunt involving a trapezium for which the actress did not even use a body double. She shot for it with utmost zeal and gave it her 100 percent. Imagine her horror when she was told about the song’s ultimate fate. She just received a call one fine night, informing her of the “creative decision”.
This was not the first time Katrina had faced a problem like this with YRF. She was supposed to be a part of Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer Bachna Ae Haseeno as well. But makers had to cut her storyline before she could even shoot it. Director Sidharth Anand confirmed in an interview, in 2008, that Katrina’s track was cut as it was lengthening the film a bit too much. He was obviously “upset” about it. Kat took the news of being dropped from the film very sportingly. The case was not the same with the song in Dhoom 3. We hear that she was left heartbroken after learning about the new development.
If you never see Katrina and Aamir together in a film again, don’t be surprised.