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Katrina Kaif shifts dates to play Scarlett Keeling

Katrina Kaif is keen on playing murdered teenager Scarlett Keeling in a movie that commences shooting in July. Princy Jain tells more.
Hindustan Times | By Princy Jain, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2008 04:27 PM IST

Her dates are booked till 2009-end. Still, Katrina Kaif is keen to playing murdered teenager Scarlett Keeling in a movie that commences shooting in July.

She is director Prabhakar Shukla's first choice. Kaif is not talking about the project but a source reveals that she is considering the offer.

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"Katrina has been in and out of the country for the past two months. Currently, she is shooting in Egypt with Akshay Kumar for Singh Is Kinng.

After that she will be travelling across Europe with Ranbir Kapoor for Rajkumar Santoshi's Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani. If she can manage the dates, she is keen to play Scarlett," the source confirms.

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Shukla is keen on Katrina because of the British connection: "I have just finished scripting the movie. I can only see Katrina in the role," says Shukla who will travel to the UK next month to meet Scarlett's mother Fiona MacKeown. "I have approached Fiona through her lawyer. Meeting her will help me understand the girl better," hestated.

Shukla who released his debut feature Kahani Gudiya Ki a few weeks ago, will be working closely with the authorities including the Goan police and tourism officials. He says, "Scarlet's story has all the elements for a perfect Bollywood film - drama, suspense and action."

Who's the hero? The former adman has signed on one of the male leads but refused to divulge the name. All that he volunteers is, "He has done films with Mahesh Bhatt and this year he will be seen with Kareena Kapoor, Katrina and Vidya Balan." Is he talking about Sanjay Dutt?

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