Now I want Yash Chopra-type love story: Katrina Kaif
By Radhika Bhirani
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) She has scaled tremendous heights in her seven-year-old career, pushing the boundaries with her performance in "Raajneeti", but guess what Katrina Kaif wants to do now? A typical Yash Chopra-type love story.
"There are a lot of sides to me that are yet to be tapped. After having done 'Raajneeti', it isn't that I am going to do just female-oriented roles because the film has worked in my favour. I want to keep exploring and experimenting with characters and filmmakers," Katrina told IANS on phone from Spain.
"In fact, right now, I would love to have a one boy-one girl Yashji type of love story in hand or, say, play a loud, boisterous girl - something on the lines of Hemaji's role in 'Seeta Aur Geeta'. Those are fun and interesting roles too. Why limit myself?" asked the 25-year-old.
She is basking in the success of Prakash Jha's "Raajneeti" where she wowed the audiences as a young, madly-in-love girl who becomes a pawn in the game of politics. In the last 10 minutes of the film, she is seen playing a chief minister and manages to leave a strong impact on viewers.
So far the actress has managed to deliver hits. But Katrina is quick to counter the notion that she is a "formula" for filmmakers in search of a hit.
"I am no formula. It isn't true that a film becomes a hit because of me. I always put a script above my own role. I always see a film in totality and not just on the basis of my role. The film comes first, the role comes second for me. It's just that god has been very kind and my choices have mostly turned out be right," said Katrina.
But doesn't she fear failure after such bundles of success?
"I don't get scared. It's wrong if people say a hit is expected of me all the time. Of course, everyone fears failure, but for me there is no added pressure to succeed. It is up to the audience to accept or reject a film and I am happy my audience has supported me so far," she said in a confident tone.
Currently shooting in Spain for Zoya Akhtar's tentatively titled "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", which also features Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, Katrina is also looking forward to the release of Farah Khan's "Tees Maar Khan".
In Farah's film, she will be featured opposite Akshay Kumar, with whom she has doled out hits like "Namastey London", "Welcome" and "Singh Is Kinng".
After that, she is looking forward to stepping into the shoes of Priyanka Chopra for Karan Johar's much-awaited sequel to "Dostana".
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