Mumbai: Buzz is that Kat has been once again cast as the leading lady opposite SRK, this time in Farah Khan's next. Even before their first film together is up for release, it looks like their on-screen pairing has already generated tremendous amount of buzz, it is learnt that Farah Khan has roped in Katrina Kaif opposite SRK for her new film.

Well-placed industry sources believe that Farah was always going to cast Katrina in Happy New Year that she was planning to make with Shahrukh. The film that had been put on a backburner following a fall-out between the choreographer-director and her actor-producer buddy, has been revived post their recent patch-up.

An industry source tells us that it wouldn’t take long for Katrina to say yes to Farah’s film. They’ve been very good friends even before Tees Maar Khan came Kat’s way. “It is believed that Katrina was keen that Farah directs her sister Isabel in her Bollywood debut,” says our source.

Another evidence of their staunch friendship is when Katrina insisted on Farah to direct the commercial for an international airline of which she had signed up as the brand ambassador. “Initially, the agency was planning to get another director to shoot the ad. But at Katrina’s behest, they approached and inked the deal with Farah,” reveals our source, adding that the choreographer-director is well aware of Kat’s helping hand in clinching that deal.

Our source adds, “Naturally, it comes as no surprise that Farah is casting her opposite SRK.” Is Salman reading this?