Katrina Kaif has had a busy year, juggling three films — with directors Abhishek Kapoor, Kabir Khan and Anurag Basu — due to which she has been more reclusive than ever. As a result, her personal life — especially her alleged relationship with actor Ranbir Kapoor — makes news more often than her movies do.
"These will draw more attention around the release," says the 31-year-old. The actor, who will make her first appearance at the Cannes Film Festival next month, shares her plans for the event, justifies her film choices and more.
It is fairly obvious now that Ranbir and you are together. You’ve been spotted on holidays and dinners, and his father Rishi Kapoor has acknowledged that you are living together. A one-word confirmation on your relationship wouldn’t hurt.
If you say yes to one thing, you will have to answer 25 more questions. Whether I should say something, and when I will, is for me and the person involved to decide.
Katrina was recently spotted with Ranbir's family at a Mumbai restaurant but dad Rishi was missing
And you've promised to tell the media when you get married...
Not when I do, but when I plan to. You’ll know beforehand. And it’s okay if it causes a circus, because no one means any harm.
It is going to be your first time at Cannes. What’s on the agenda?
I have a very cut-to-cut schedule. There is an ad film to be shot, a premiere to attend, and interviews to give. Also, I am going there in the middle of my film schedule, so I can’t be away for too long. Next year, may be, I’ll have more time.
You haven’t done films that generally travel to foreign festivals. Your choices have been largely mainstream so far… Yes, I guess at heart I must be a mainstream kind of person. That’s what connects with me. But if there are things that come in between … for instance, I don’t think films like New York (2009) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) have necessarily been mainstream. If the story connects with me, I’ll do it.
You have said that aside from major events, you don't like dressing up. Why is that?
Unless I am being photographed, I look like I am either rolling into bed or out of it. I have always been like that. Even as a model, I would wear track pants and T-shirts while travelling to my shows. Now, as and when I need to dress up, I enjoy it, so it feels special too.
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