Actress Katrina Kaif has shed her coy and demure image, with a bang. Promotional photos of her upcoming film De Dana Dan show the actress looking really sexy in a clingy wet sari in an intense lovemaking song-sequence with actor Akshay Kumar. And the question on everyone’s mind is, "Does this mean she doesn’t bother anymore about Salman Khan’s possessive diktats?" It may be recalled that Salman, in a recent interview had said ‘Upar se thoda upar aur neeche se thosa neeche, that’s how I like girls," referring to how he likes his women properly covered up. "Katrina seems to be on a rebellious spree here," says a filmmaker on anonymity.
Kaif, on her part, is pumped up about the song. "I am excited. It is for the first time that I have managed to match up to Akshay’s energy level," she said. When asked about the sensuous dressing she said, "It is the typical wet song that every Bollywood heroine does at some point in her career," adding that she got tired of changing her wet chiffon saris, which kept shrinking after every sequence.
“Katrina has always maintained in her interviews that she’s a jeans and tee kind of a person. She’s clearly trying to make a statement here,” says Mallika Sen, a media professional. “She seems to be trying to break her innocent and cute image and to get critics to take her seriously. Be it in Ajab Prem…, De Dana Dan or Rajneeti, she’s attempting variety in her looks and acting,” says an industry person choosing to stay anonymous.
Sources from the crew of the movie, which releases this Friday, reveal that Akshay and Katrina shot the seductive song without any hesitation. Later, there was a debate among the cast and crew on whether to use it as a promotional song but Akshay advised against it saying it may give a wrong impression.