By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Katrina Kaif is infuriated with reports suggesting that Subhash Ghai has signed her for his new directorial venture "Main Yuvraj" on Salman Khan's recommendation.
"It's so stupid to think like that, specially now when I have 'Namaste London' to my credit. Actually, I met Subhashji long before. He had offered me a film. I think it was 'Kisna'. Now for 'Main Yuvraj' he asked Vipul Shah to show him my work in 'Namaste London'. That's how I think he decided on me," Katrina told IANS.
Trying to curb her annoyance at Salman-centric interpretations to her career progress, Katrina said: "Do people think Subhashji is the kind of filmmaker who can be influenced by people into signing anyone? He has always gone by what is right for his film."Katrina plays a musician in "Main Yuvraj" and is paired with Salman.
"It's the role of a modern musician and I play a musical instrument in it. I didn't want to get into this role just anyhow. I wanted to be fully prepared."
The wagging tongues don't bother her much. The actress, who has just completed Abbas-Mustan's "Race", has plenty to be happy about. Her heroine-centric role in "Namaste London" has elicited appreciation not just from critics but also from the masses.
"Yeah, the film was a hit and I think I proved my critics wrong. Not that 'Namaste London' is my first success. My 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya' and then 'Sarkar' were also successful. But it's good to be recognised in a film that revolves around you."
She considers Ghai's new "Main Yuvraj" as a big move.
"It's a big move because banner-wise Subhashji is just the top-of-the-shelf and I love the way he presents heroines. Look at Mahima Chaudhary in 'Pardes' and Meenakshi Sheshadri in 'Hero'. Even in masculine films like 'Karma' and 'Ram Lakhan', Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit were no walkovers. So, yeah, I'm really looking forward to it."