Katrina Kaif: Big commercial directors need to make female-centric films


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Comment(s) The actor believes it is important to feel satisfied about the choices one makes. I was on the treadmill and the call came and I told Ali, ‘are you joking?’ Because they were leaving in a few days to shoot the film. I have said this to Zoya Akhtar and other friends. More Explained

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“For me, the joy comes from my work, from the characters that I am playing then this (co-stars). I have never wavered from my choices. I want that to happen. Advertising

“I take my work seriously. Advertising

Katrina says she is at a point in her career where she is drawn to challenging roles rather than the styling or glamour aspect of cinema. I felt there was a lot for me to do in the film. “We need big commercial filmmakers to make a female lead or female-centric films. I have to pick up roles that challenge me. I am at peace with my choices. (But) It is good to be working in a friendly environment and there is a sense of trust.”
Katrina said Ali initially had a concern about the UP dialect that her character Kumud Raina speaks. With time, you change as a person and what you get drawn to also changes. The actor is now gearing up for the release of Bharat, a role that was earlier slated to be done by Priyanka Chopra but came her way after the Quantico star pulled out of the project ahead of her wedding. These are just the coincidences. Popular Photos

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“It came to me out of the blue. He sent me the script and I loved it. The year I did ‘Rajneeti’, I also had a glamorous film (‘Tees Maar Khan’),” she added. (It is) not on the basis of who is the actor in the film or whether it has Akshay or Salman. “Ali said, ‘there is a little bit of change for some reason’. Advertising

The 35-year-old actor, who has been part of the film industry for 16 years, said more women should be a part of commercial cinema space. “From what I am offered, I choose the best one. It is just coincidence that these films have appealed to me. “To grow as an actor and further myself in my career, I have to learn and experiment more and try out different roles. I would like to see that happen,” she said. It was something that I wanted to take as a challenge. I want to enjoy every film and role that I take up. So she worked with a dialect coach to capture the nuance. It was a fantastic experience.”
Asked about reuniting with Salman and then Akshay Kumar in Sooryavanshi, Katrina said it is merely a coincidence. Katrina believes she was destined to do Bharat, a period drama that reunites her with frequent collaborators Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar. I read every script. I am clear about my reasons to do a film. The idea is to work with directors who will bring out these aspects of me that I would like to see on the screen,” Katrina told PTI in an interview. In this industry, you end up working together for years. “It is about finding a right balance.