It's a bare and dare issue… that's giving the (starry) hives to a certain Katrina Kaif. Word has it that if Katrina doesn't nod assent to sporting a bikini for two crucial sequences in Dhoom 3… she could well find herself ousted from the flick!
Ever since Katrina donned a bikini in her 2003 debut Boom, she has steadily chucked the option of sporting swimwear on screen. However, if she does dig in her heels this time around, it could cost her a prestigious banner and Dhoom 3 too.
States a source close to the production house, "Katrina is in the final stages of discussion with the banner and it's only these two bikini scenes that are bothering her. There is no way in which the bikini scenes will be deleted from Dhoom 3. The makers have assured her that the scenes will be shot in the most aesthetic manner."
At a time when leading ladies such as Kareena Kapoor (Kambakkht Ishq and Tashan) and Priyanka (Dostana, Don 2) show no squeamishness over a bikini, it's highly unlikely that the famed banner will retain Katrina in the venture is she sticks to her 'no bikini' clause.
Rather, a production insider insists that if Katrina, unfortunately, persists on being adamant over the baring bit… a new find who's been groomed by the banner could well turn fortunate?
Your take, Ms. Kaif?