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After Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif came together for Koffee with Karan this season, the exuberant duo and their warmth got fans excited for their on-screen performance in the forthcoming film ABC3D. However, it has now been reported that the lead actress has opted out of the film owing to her busy schedule.

Katrina is currently on holiday but has been busy shooting for her Eid-ul-Fitr 2019 release, Bharat this year. After Priyanka Chopra quit the Indo-Pak romance starring Salman Khan, the Zero actress was extra cautious and wants to leave no room for mistakes. Her official spokesperson revealed in an official statement.

“Katrina Kaif had to opt out of Remo D’Souza’s upcoming dance film owing to her hectic schedule for Bharat. Katrina has always been a thorough professional,” the statement read. “She decided to step out of the film as her dates were clashing with Bharat, which she is currently shooting for. She wishes the team all the best.”

The film which is slated for release on 8th November 2019 is scheduled to go on floors in January. Earlier, Filmfare reported details about the film and its lead characters. Varun will be seen as a dancer from India and Katrina was to play a dancer from Pakistan. The lead characters will meet in London for an international dance competition.

But, now Katrina will be replaced with some other A-list Bollywood actress and the final cast will be announced soon.



Hindustan Times spoke to the producer of both, Bharat and ABC3D Bhushan Kumar about the news and he confirmed it. “Katrina has walked out of the film, and it was a mutual decision. She is shooting for my film only with Salman Bhai, and that’s going a little ahead. We are having a date clash, that’s why we, unfortunately, had to do it, even though we really wanted her (in the dance film).”

The dance film has been named the ‘biggest dance film of Bollywood’ and features Prabhu Deva along with other prominent choreographers from Bollywood.