Mumbai, Jan 3: UTV Motion Pictures, the producers of Sudhir Mishra's film Mehrunissa are insisting on an A-list actress to replace Chitrangda Singh, reports Mumbai Mirror.
The report said, UTV which had previously considered Vidya Balan has now set its sights on Katrina Kaif.
UTV, the report said, plans on approaching Katrina for a detailed narration of the script.
The report quoted a source: “UTV and Nikhil Advani are co-producing Mehrunissa.While Nikhil has maintained a noncommittal stance as far as casting goes,UTV are keen on getting Katrina to essay the lead role.
“Considering that the film is about a girl who drives a wedge in the 50-year old friendship between two friends essayed by Big B and Rishi Kapoor,the production house feels that the youth market can only be won over by an actress like Katrina.”
Interestingly though neither Big B nor Rishi will actually share screen space with the actress,since the story is told through flashbacks of when they were young (played by newcomers ) and courting the beautiful,unattainable girl.
Previously,it was Vidya,who was offered the role.
“Vidya was considered due to her connection with the film's producer Siddharth Roy Kapur,but she was not so excited about the script,”added the source.