|Katrina play Madhubala
After playing a quasi-biographical
character in Raajneeti, Katrina Kaif is set to play a real-life character
- Madhubala. Katrina will reprise the legendary actress’ role in the Kishore
Kumar biopic to be directed by Anurag Basu.
Katrina talks about friendship
with the King Khan surprise and says: “Just because you meet and greet
people there must be Maine speculation on what is happening, there is nothing
to be done before meeting with Shah Rukh, it is just knowledge.”
Katrina further added
that she met SRK in some parties, and they had a good interaction “as any
other senior colleague will interact ‘.
Katrina talks about her
growing friendship with Ranbir Kapoor, says: “He’s a friend, and I will
not cease to be friendly with or refused to promote the film only because
the tongues are wagging and he (Ranbir) a good friend and we are working
as stars – together.”
Katrina do not expect
a lot of words while talking to her friend Salman. When asked about it,
and says: reluctantly,
“I do not speak about
my personal life.”
Speaking about the labour
(especially on her Hindi dialogues) that she has put in for this Prakash
Jha film, she humbly says that she has tried her best with every film.
In her own words, “When one works in a serious film people think that maybe
more work has gone into it. But the fact is that to make a successful film
is the hardest thing. Every film of mine which has been a success has been
equally hard – be it ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’ and ‘Singh is Kinng’
or ‘New York’ and ‘Raajneeti’. Whether it’s a comedy or a serious film,
moviemaking is a serious business and there is lot of money dragging on
it. I give it my 100 percent.”
Katrina was finalised
for the project after she opted out of Basu’s other film, Silence, in which
she was to co-star with Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor.
A source says, “Katrina
couldn’t do two back-to-back projects with Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor.
So she picked the biopic on Kishore Kumar in which she will play Madhubala.”
While she was considering
her option back then, Katrina had said, “If I do another film with Ranbir,
I’d want it to be a full-fledged commercial love story.” And it can’t get
any more mainstream and romantic than the Kishore Kumar-Madhubala saga.
In fact, the actress has
already begun doing her homework for the role and watched Mughal-e-Azam,
Mahal and Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi.
While Katrina chose not
to reply, Anurag says guardedly, “I think it’s a little early to talk about
it. I still haven’t got the principal cast of my current project, Silence,
But yes, Katrina is someone
I am very, very fond of…for her looks, talent and nature. I am definitely
working with her, if not in Silence, then in my next film.”
One of the song sequences
from Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi that Anurag Basu’s film will be looking to recreate
is the Kishore-Madhubala song Ek ladki bheegi bhaagi si.