Katrina Kaif learns Arabic for Phantom
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Katrina Kaif learns Arabic for Phantom

After taking acrobatics, bike-riding and guitar classes for Dhoom:3, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Katrina Kaif now learns a new language for her upcoming venture opposite Saif Ali Khan.

bollywood Updated: Jan 31, 2014 13:07 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
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Learning on the job seems to be becoming Katrina Kaif’s forte.

First, the actor took bike-riding lessons for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011); then we were told that tried her hand at playing the guitar for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (2011); then, she apparently learnt circus moves to play an acrobat in Dhoom:3 (2013).

Katrina’s latest classes, it seems, are in a new language — Arabic. This is for her role of a photojournalist in Kabir Khan’s next, Phantom.

A source close to the actor reveals, "Katrina wants to know the language well so that her inflections are correct while dubbing her lines in the language."

Last year, Katrina and co-star Saif Ali Khan had shot parts of the movie in Beirut, Lebanon.

The actor is practising her diction even while working on other projects, such as Siddharth Anand’s Bang Bang opposite Hrithik Roshan, and Jagga Jasoos opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

"She will continue practising it to get the pronunciation right. She’s rehearses even when she takes breaks during shoots," says the source.

Katrina remained unavailable for comment, but her spokesperson confirms this development.

First Published: Jan 31, 2014 10:25 IST