This was something totally unexpected. If the latest buzz in tinsel town is to be believed, there’s a cold war brewing between Aishwarya Rai and Katrina Kaif, two of the most beautiful women in the Hindi film industry.
From what we hear, this proxy rivalry was set off by Katrina’s decision to walk out of Abbas-Mastan’s next thriller, a remake of The Italian Job, that stars Ash’s hubby Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Omi Vaidya (Chatur of 3 Idiots).
Though the official reason of Kat’s exit is being described as ‘dates problem’, it’s believed that she bowed out of the project because Abhishek hasn’t had a good track record at the box office lately (blame it on the debacle of Raavan).
Rumour has it that Kat’s walk-out hasn’t gone down well with the Bachchans, and Ash is now prodding her hubby to get even by opting out of Dostana 2, which has Abhi and John Abraham pairing with Katrina. The shooting of the film has been postponed to 2011 because director Tarun Mansukhani is reworking the script.