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I’m not playing Madhuri: Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif dismisses rumours of her Tees Maar Khan role being modelled on Dixit. She says she plays a struggling actress who is 'quite a drama queen' and expresses every emotion over the top!

bollywood Updated: Aug 01, 2010 17:21 IST
Hiren Kotwani
Hiren Kotwani
Hindustan Times

Buzz is that Katrina Kaif’s character in director Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan is modelled on the Madhuri Dixit. The actress vehemently denies the rumour and says, “I’m playing a struggling actress who expresses every emotion over the top."

"I’m quite a drama queen in the film.” Kaif accepted the role to add more variety to her list of assignments. “I don’t want the audience to get bored watching me play the same kind of roles. A producer saw the rushes of Tees Maar Khan and jumped out of his seat.

Katrina kaifHe couldn’t believe that I’m the same actress in Raajneeti. And the credit for that goes to Farah," elaborates Kaif.

Belly good
It’s also said that a song picturised on Kaif draws heavily from La Dixit’s Dhak dhak number from Beta. “Farah treats songs in her distinct style. I look up to Madhuri as an actress. For me, her performance and screen presence are an inspiration,” Kaif explains.

The actress is also excited about her belly-dancing track, Sheela ki jawani, which Khan has added to the movie. It will be shot later next month. Kaif is currently working with Zoya Akhtar on Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in Spain. The film will release after Tees Maar Khan opens in December.

It’s different!
When quizzed Kaif about which lady director she prefers more, she says, “Their styles of presentation are completely different from each other. Farah presents women very elegantly depending on the character.

Zoya perceives them as strong characters. As women, they’re able to point out the nuances very well, especially Zoya.” The Raajneeti actress is also looking forward to Tarun Manshukhani’s Dostana sequel with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham.

Reportedly, the actors are more keen to work with each other than the actress. Kaif shrugs, “I’m very happy. Tarun is excited about the way the story shapes up in Dostana 2. My role sounded interesting too.”

Quiet please
It’s also said that director duo, Abbas-Mustan, plan to cast her in their version of The Italian Job, also featuring Abhishek Bachchan and Neil Mukesh. “I’ve never believed in talking about my discussions with producers and directors till the projects aterialize,” states Kaif, pointing out, “Sometimes, lengthy discussions don’t lead up to anything. It makes more sense to talk about projects once they flag off.”

First Published: Jul 31, 2010 12:48 IST