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Katrina Kaif asks her diction trainer to help sister Isabelle master Hindi for her film debut.bollywood Updated: Apr 02, 2011 13:55 IST
Surely, Katrina Kaif is Bollywood’s reigning diva but she is yet to master the Hindi language. That’s probably why Kat wants her younger sister Isabelle to learn the nuances of Hindi before she makes her Bollywood debut. The Raajneeti actor wants language expert Vidur Chaturvedi to train Isabelle in Hindi diction. “Yes, Katrina has asked me to train Isabelle in Hindi diction,” says Chaturvedi. “When she gave me a call, I asked her when can I meet Isabelle. Since I am a little busy right now, I will definitely meet her next week. And then, we will decide how to go about things.”
Vidur hopes Isabelle will be “as hardworking as Katrina.” He laughs: “Katrina worked very hard during Raajneeti because she had to mouth lines in chaste Hindi. And the way she went about perfecting her diction was amazing. Ever since I worked with her, she has remained in touch with me.”
As for Isabelle, she has recently finished her course at an acting school in the US. And apparently, Kat plans to not only produce a film to launch her sister, but also star alongside her to ensure eyeballs. Not long back, Katrina reportedly stated that she’s going “to ensure my sister understands cinematic and spoken language of Hindi films.”
Apparently, as Isabelle gears up for her film debut, she is getting into the zone by watching films Kat recommends and speaking in Hindi. Also, Kat is insistent on conversing with Isabelle in Hindi. Katrina, though, hasn’t given out any details about Isabelle’s launch vehicle. “Katrina is making sure that nothing goes wrong with Isabelle’s Bollywood debut. She is taking keen interest in giving her sister a dream debut. When she made her debut with Boom in Bollywood, no one was around to guide her. But she is a huge star now and doesn’t want Isabelle to go on the same route,” says a source.
And considering Katrina is still heckled by purists for her flawed Hindi diction, Isabelle’s early training might put the younger sibling in a comfortable space.