She may be one of the most in demand actresses in Bollywood but Katrina Kaif is all set to play the role of a wannabe item girl in her next film Tees Maar Khan.
The movie, directed by Farah Khan and produced by her husband Shirish Kunder, will see Kaif pairing opposite Akshay Kumar, his co-star of hits like Namaste London, Welcome, Singh is Kinng and recently released De Dana Dan.
"Yes, Katrina is playing a wannabe item girl in Tees Maar Khan. Beyond that I can't reveal much about her character at this stage," producer Shirish Kunder said.
This is for the first time in her career that Kaif would be enacting the character of an item girl. She has played a supermodel in her debut Boom, a rich heiress in De Dana Dan, a girl next door in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and a married woman with a kid in New York.
Kunder, who has also written the story, said they deliberated quite a lot on the leading lady for the movie before signing the actress.
When asked whether her British background would be coming in handy if she plays one of those NRIs from Southall who wish to make it big in Bollywood, Kunder said
"Nothing like that. There isn't any Southall connection to Katrina's character in the film. Instead she came in primarily due to her overall appearance which just fitted in perfectly with the requirement of the character. We were looking for somebody like her and ultimately settled for her only," Kunder said.