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Short Kat? Bombay Talkies to feature Katrina Kaif

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, March 20, 2013
First Published: 13:40 IST(20/3/2013) | Last Updated: 17:18 IST(20/3/2013)

Actor Katrina Kaif and director Zoya Akhtar share a special relationship. They last worked together on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD, 2011) and now, are set to team up once again for Bombay Talkies. The film is a collection of four shorts by Zoya, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar and Dibakar Banerjee. Katrina will play herself in Zoya’s segment.

A source close to the movie reveals, “They became really good friends while they were shooting ZNMD. And Zoya had promised Katrina that she would be part of her next film too.”

Revealing more about Katrina’s segment, the source says, “The short film revolves around a young boy, who is extremely fascinated with Katrina. It’s the story of his relationship with the actor.” Apparently, the film will also feature the Katrina Kaif-inspired Barbie doll.

“When this boy finds out that there is such a toy available in the market, he buys one for himself because he wants to have his own Katrina. Towards the end of the movie, he finally gets to meet her,” says the source.

Made to celebrate Indian cinema’s centenary, Bombay Talkies is an ode to filmmaking. When contacted, the film’s producer Ashi Dua confirms the news saying, “Yes, Katrina has a cameo in Zoya’s film.”

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