The leading lady of ‘Dhoom 3’ movie has finally been finalized. After a fruitless year long search by the director Vijay Krishna Acharya aka Victor and producer Aditya Chopra for a fresh face, Katrina Kaif has finally been signed as the leading lady.
"After almost a year of searching for a new face for 'Dhoom: 3', we were still unable to find the perfect debutante to play the lead role. We even reached out to international talent but were still unable to find someone who stood out," said director Victor in an YRF press statement Friday.
"Once we decided to go with a known face and not pursue the newcomer route, Katrina was the obvious choice for all of us," he added.
This will be the first time that Katrina Kaif will be paired opposite Aamir Khan.
"She is someone who we all know will bring tremendous enthusiasm and commitment to the film. The first time pairing of Aamir with Katrina will also certainly add value," he said.
The movie stars Aamir Khan as the antagonist while Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra will reprise their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali, respectively.
The shooting will begin in the end of this year and the movie is slated for a 2012 Christmas release.