Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif will not share screen-space with Sonam Kapoor. Pictured: Katrina during the closing ceremony of Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai, on Feb 14, 2016.IANS

After "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo," real-life friends Swara Bhaskar and Sonam Kapoor will reunite for Rhea Kapoor's chick flick. Interestingly, Katrina Kaif was the first choice to play the role, but the actress had to opt out due to reasons best known to her and now Swara has been roped in to play the "Dhoom 3" actress' part.

"Sonam and Katrina share a great camaraderie and Rhea wanted to explore more of that in her next film. Perhaps, it wasn't meant to be," DNA quoted a source as saying.

"Katrina is no more a part of the project. The character that she was to play had to speak like Delhi girl and since Kat couldn't pull that off, there was a talk of dubbing her voice which she wasn't comfortable with. So that didn't work out," the source added.

The high-budget film, which is tentatively titled "Veeray Di Shaadi," is about Delhi girls going on a road trip. And for another good role, the makers approached Huma Qureshi as well, but the "White" actress opted out.

"Huma too opted out as she is in talks for a biopics on an athlete currently," the source said, adding: "Sonam and Swara are friends and their on-screen chemistry is amazing. Swara has loved her part and since this isn't just another women-oriented film but a fun chick flick with a prominent role, she grabbed the role."

It would have been interesting to see the two L'Oréal Paris ambassadors sharing screen-space, but looks like fans will have to wait for some more time. As far as Swara is concerned, Sonam and the "Nil Battey Sannata" actress share a good bond and have worked together in "Raanjhanaa" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo."

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