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Exclusive! Did Katrina Kaif cut Jason Shah's role in 'Fitoor'? Heeramandi actor clears the air: 'For the sake of...'

Updated on: 24 May,2024 09:15 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Tuhina Upadhyay |

Jason Shah opens up about whether Katrina Kaif was the reason why a major chunk of his role in 'Fitoor' was cut

Exclusive! Did Katrina Kaif cut Jason Shah's role in 'Fitoor'? Heeramandi actor clears the air: 'For the sake of...'

(L) Jason Shah (R) Katrina Kaif {Pic/IMDB}

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Exclusive! Did Katrina Kaif cut Jason Shah's role in 'Fitoor'? Heeramandi actor clears the air: 'For the sake of...'

Jason Shah has been in the entertainment business for many years now. He gained massive recognition after his stint as a wildcard on Bigg Boss season 10. It's safe to say that since then, this actor has graduated to the ultimate level. Having bagged the role of Mr. Cartwright, the evil British officer in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's OTT debut 'Heeramandi,' Jason has been thrust into the spotlight yet again!

Heeramandi actor Jason Shah reveals if Katrina Kaif cut his role in 'Fitoor'

Being in the industry, Jason Shah is no stranger to controversy. During his time on Bigg Boss, there was the infamous 'Katrina Kaif-Fitoor incident.'

The actor found himself making headlines for implying that Katrina was the reason why a major chunk of his role in the movie was cut. At the time, he revealed that his part in Fitoor was originally much longer, even though it was just a cameo. However, Katrina wanted to reshoot those scenes after losing weight, resulting in his scenes being cut.

As expected, the news spread rapidly and became almost impossible to contain. Now, in an exclusive interview with, Jason Shah addressed the controversy and the subsequent backlash.

Eager to clear the air, Jason explained, "So, I think for the sake of TRPs, that was actually changed."

Clarifying what actually happened, he said, "What I said was that Katrina needed some part of the movie reshot for whatever personal reasons she had. And because of that, something of mine was left out. Because I understand that producers are working within budgets and things like that. I think what came out was that I was cut out of the movie because of Katrina Kaif. I don't even think she would have a call like that."

"You know, as an actress, I think she does her job very professionally," he concluded with a smile on his face.

Jason Shah's work front:

After his powerful performance as British police officer Alastair Cartwright in the most loved Netflix series ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,’ actor Jason Shah is all set to captivate the audience once again with his charm and personality in ‘Jigra’ starring Alia Bhatt and Vedang Raina. 

Meanwhile, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar', was released on Netflix on May 1. Jason’s role as Cartwright has stuck with the audience for his portrayal as the villain in the series. For those unversed, he also participated in the reality television show ‘Bigg Boss’. 

About Heeramandi

Set against the backdrop of the Indian freedom struggle of the 1940s, 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar' is an epic saga of love, power, revenge, and freedom. Through the stories of courtesans and their patrons, the series delves deep into the cultural reality of Heeramandi, offering a compelling narrative that has enthralled audiences worldwide. The series, which marks Bhansali's debut in the web world, also stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and Sharmin Segal in pivotal roles.

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