“Isabelle has taken on Katrina’s last name for her big screen outing as well. It offers easier recognition and a higher recall value,” a source said.

When Kat started out in Bollywood with Kaizad Gustad’s 2003 film 'Boom', she was Katrina Turquotte. The film’s producer, Ayesha Shroff, felt that Kat needed an Indian connect since at that time, Indian audiences preferred stars whose names they were familiar with.

Ayesha had initially thought of Katrina Kazi, but later, it was decided that Kazi had religious undertones to it. As Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif was in the limelight at that time, his name was penciled in.

Incidentally, the initial brochures for Boom had her name as Katrina Kazi, but that was passed off by the makers as a printing error.

Courtesy: Mid-Day

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