Bollywood divas too busy to work with male superstars?


They are the uncrowned kings of the box office. Yet, for their releases in 2014, some of the industry’s biggest superstars — Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn — are finding it hard to pair up with the top female actors. 

Aamir Khan is an exception (working with Katrina Kaif in Dhoom:3 and Anushka Sharma in P.K.). But it seems the other big guys will only be working with newbies. 

"Where are the female actors?" asks producer Ramesh Taurani, who has cast Tamannaah Bhatia in the Akshay-starrer It’s Entertainment. He adds, "Since there are only a few top female stars, it’s difficult to match their dates with male stars." Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, 

"Ego issues also crop up, and top male stars don’t want to share credit with big female actors." 

What are top heroines up to?

Kareena Kapoor: Post-Satyagraha (upcoming; opposite Ajay Devgn), she teams up with Imran Khan for the Karan Johar production, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein. 

Katrina Kaif: Her next is Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom:3 with Aamir Khan, followed by the Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang.