Now that the clash of Total Dhamaal and Thugs Of Hindostan seems possible on Diwali 2018, the makers of Total Dhamaal are leaving no stones unturned in scaling up the production value of the 3rd installment of their franchise. Both Dhamaal and Double Dhamaal did not have any big heroines in it. However if the grapevine is to be believed, this time the makers are thinking of adding a top female name to the star cast to make the film a super ‘A’ league project to match it’s mammoth adversary. They have been thinking of a lot of names from Parineeti Chopra to Sonakshi Sinha and one of the names is of Katrina Kaif. Which brings the latest twist to the tale.
One problem is that though Katrina has finished shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai with Salman Khan, she is still busy with the shoot of Shah Rukh Khan and Anand L Rai’s Dwarf movie and – yes – with Aamir Khan and Yashraj Films Thugs Of Hindostan.
And that’s her bigger problem. If Katrina signs Total Dhamaal, she will be starring in both the films clashing this Diwali. Which will not only be an ethical issue, but may also antagonize Yashraj, the biggest production house of Bollywood.
On the flip side, Katrina and Ajay Devgan have never acted together so far (in Raajneeti she was paired opposite Ranbir, not Ajay) and the pairing will bring a certain freshness, apart from Katrina’s huge star value to Total Dhamaal. In the past there have been instances of heroines, even heroes featuring in two films releasing on the same date. However things were not that cut throat at that time with the 1st weekend collections being the most important factor in a film’s fate leading to the need to avoid a clash at all costs being very high.
Let’s see how this one pans out.