Satsang is back on track and Katrina Kaif would stay on to be a part of it. Announced last year by Prakash Jha who was then busy filming Aarakshan, the film was said to have been put on a backburner. But not anymore as Jha is formulating plans to make his Satsang a reality and also reunite with Katrina after Raajneeti.
“Around the time when Aarakshan was announced last year, many were surprised with Deepika Padukone as the chosen one instead of Katrina Kaif. After all, the young woman had just delivered a good performance in Raajneeti and many were of belief that Prakash Jha would look at her to play the part of Amitabh Bachchan‘s daughter in the issue based film. However, Jha chose to take a different route and soon threw a surprise by announcing Katrina as the leading lady for his next film Satsang“, informs a source who has been closely tracking the film’s progress.
All this while it seemed that Satsang may just stay on as a mere announcement so that all controversies around Deepika replacing Katrina could die down. So while Jha found himself at peace while putting together his yet another ambitious venture that featured biggies like Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan, Katrina too moved on to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
“Satsang wasn’t forgotten though”, says a source close to the production house of Jha, “It is definitely happening. Once Aarakshan releases, Jha saab would take a call on whether Satsang would be his immediate next film or would there be something else made in between.”
One wonders whether this indeed looks feasible for next one year at the least. After all Katrina would be embarking upon the shoot of Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan later this month. While the film would require her to travel extensively across the globe, there is a film with Shah Rukh Khan on the anvil as well with none other than Yash Chopra at the helm of affairs. All of this would keep her busy for one full year.
Meanwhile Prakash Jha is sure that he wouldn’t let go of his dream to make this film. He says, “Yes, Satsang will certainly happening with Katrina.” However he suggests a wait and watch approach before committing on any timeline.
About Satsang: The film tells the story of a young woman from the West in search of spirituality. Katrina would be seen in a non-glamorous avatar without any make-up and would be donning ochre robes.