Even in Dhoom 3, Katy just had a song, to which the actress said that she did the role to get a chance to work with Aamir Khan since she had already worked repeatedly with the other two Khans.
Also, apparently, at that time, Aamir and director Vijay Krishna Acharya had made Katrina a promise that she would be given a substantial role in their next film together.
So obviously everybody Katrina’s role to be valuable, but the actress was again given dance sequences majorly and less dialogues comparatively and was reduced to an eye candy.
Per sources, “In fact, Katrina’s role was meant to be a guest appearance. They wanted two sizzling item songs from her, and that’s it. But then, they decided to use Katrina to promote Thugs Of Hindustan alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir and Fatima. Considering her closeness to the Yash Raj banner and her determination to be in the good books of the movers and shakers (read: Aamir Khan) Katrina was seen promoting the film. A wrong move and one that misled Katrina’s fans.”
Katrina’s role was misleading and disappointing for the audiences and the question stands why Katrina Kaif is saying yes to such roles. Again, says a source, “The big banners are either ignoring Katrina or taking her for granted. After the flopping of her last four films as a leading lady (Phantom, Fitoor, Baar Baar Dekho, Jagga Jasoos) the only major actor who supported her was Salman Khan. She was his only leading in Tiger Zinda Hai. In Bharat too, Katrina has a major role. But all her other forthcoming releases feature her in secondary parts.”