Peeved Aishwarya asks Abhishek not to work with Katrina

Updated: Sep 05, 2010, 12:09 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: It seems that Katrina Kaif’s point-blank refusal to star opposite Abhishek Bachchan in Abbas-Mustan’s Bollywood remake of ‘Italian Job’ has not gone down well with the light eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, for the actress recently asked her hubby Abhishek not to share the silver screen with Katrina in ‘Dostana 2’.

Katrina Kaif at first gleefully accepted to do the remake of ‘Italian Job’ but later walked out of the project, citing date issues.

Buzz has it that Katrina refused to act opposite Abhishek because of his sinking Bollywood career. Abhishek’s last release ‘Raavan’ was a big dud at the Box Office. Reportedly, a peeved Aishwarya has debarred Abhishek from working with Katrina.

Talking to a news daily, a source close to Aishwarya said, “Ash is known to use her influence in deciding her husband`s projects. She has been telling her friends about how Katrina Kaif dumped the Abbas-Mustan film because there was not much for her to do in a film starring Abhishek. Now, she wants Abhishek to avoid ‘Dostana 2’.”

Meanwhile, an anonymous Bollywood director and a close friend of Abhishek said, “Abhishek values his wife`s judgment a lot and will always take what she says seriously. If she is trying to influence him against working with Katrina, he might just end up taking it seriously. These things keep happening in the industry.”

Well, as of now, its not only Katrina Kaif, but Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra as well, who have also rejected Abbas-Mustan’s remake of ‘Italian Job’.

"Katrina has been preparing for this role for a long time. If Abhishek were to drop the film at this stage, it would mean rescheduling the shooting again," the source said.