When Aamir Khan chopped off Katrina Kaif’s solo song from Dhoom 3…

Vinod Talreja
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Dhoom 3 was one of the biggest hits of 2013. The fact that it had Aamir Khan in the lead made it all the way more exciting for many. While the masses were all eager to see Aamir play the baddie in the famous franchise, the makers and his co-stars had to make some sacrifices while shooting for the film, for we know that Aamir likes to call the shots in mostly all of his films. Many of you might not know this but Aamir, who is notorious for interfering with the editing process and creative decisions of his movies, snatched his co-star Katrina Kaif off of a very important sequence. Katrina didn’t have a very strong role in Dhoom 3, but she was loved by the audience. Her dance in Kamli and Malang were especially well received. But we were to see more of Katrina’s backstory through a song, however it never saw the light of day, and major credit for that goes to none other than Aamir.

Katrina essayed the role of an ambitious acrobat, Aliya in the YRF venture. Our source reveals that this song centred solely on her character. The setting of the song was such – after getting to know Aamir well enough, Katrina takes him on a tour of her life before him.  She sings, she dances, and she does some amazing acrobatics and narrates her story through the song. But Aamir didn’t think the song went with the flow of the film, and hence it did not end up being in the final cit of the film. ALSO READAamir Khan stops release of Dangal in Pakistan: Wants to get the movie screened with Indian National Anthem

The worst part was that Katrina rehearsed for the song for over a month. Being the hard working artist she is, she practiced her dance moves and stunts to perfection. In fact, there was a tough stunt involving a trapezium for which the actress did not even use a body double. So imagine her horror when she was told about the song’s ultimate fate. She just received a call one fine night, informing her of the “creative decision”.

This was not the first time Katrina had faced a problem like this with YRF. She was supposed to star in Ranbir Kapoor-Deepika Padukone starrer Bachna Ae Haseeno. But makers had to cut her story line before she could even shoot for the film. Director Sidharth Anand confirmed in an interview, in 2008, that Katrina’s track was removed as it was adding to the length of the film. He was obviously “upset” about it, but Katrina took the news of being dropped from the film very sportingly. The same was not the case with the song in Dhoom 3. We hear that she was left heartbroken after learning about the new development.