Actors Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif visited HT House recently to meet the winners of the HT Stars in the City contest. In a candid chat with Sonal Kalra, National Editor, Entertainment and Lifestyle, they shared the experience of working with Tabu in the screen adaptation of the Charles Dicken’s novel, Great Expectations. Excerpts:
Aditya, since it is an intense film, was it difficult promoting this on comedy shows and other places?
I think they find their way out, as they recite skits that may not be around the film or they make fun of something about a character in the film. I mean, I’m an artist in the film that paints, so you can twist things around.
Katrina, why do we have Tabu missing from the promotions?
We had a catfight and we were pulling each other’s hair and it just got too much. I won this round!
Aditya, coming to the language in the film, did you both require any special training?
Luckily, we didn’t have any difficult dialogues. I mean, both of us were using words that weren’t too tough to get hold of. It’s not like we are speaking Urdu.
Katrina, though it wouldn’t be fair to ask, but who was more fun to work with? Aditya or Tabu?
Aditya and Abhishek (Kapoor, director), they’ve got this bromance going on. So now I’m going to start my own romance with Tabu.
Katrina, there is something different about all your recent appearances. What’s the secret, is it the change of stylist?
I think it is Aditya. He is quite a fashionista and he keeps giving me his expert advice on what to wear and what not to wear. If he doesn’t like anything on me, he tells me straightforward. Even today while we were coming here, he was like, I will comment on the dress only after you stand and show me how it looks. He has sort of become my fashion critic.
Compiled by Nikita Sachdev