Sheila a ‘rock chick’ now

Katrina Kaif voted the ‘sexiest woman in the world’, grooves to another racy pacy number, says she prefers being the cute girl-next-door though

bollywood Updated: Jun 18, 2011 19:21 IST
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Roshmila Bhattacharya
Hindustan Times

Katrina Kaif was voted the ‘sexiest woman in the world’ for the third time by an international fashion magazine and it was the item number from Tees Maar Khan, Sheila ki jawani… that helped her streak ahead of the competition. Yet, she is adamant about not doing another Sheila.

“I don’t want to duplicate anything. Sheila

was a great Indo-western mix with a bit of the Hollywood musical, Chicago, thrown in. No one had attempted a song like this before. But now the novelty would be gone,” reasons the actor, adding that she is open to doing another high-energy, glam number, but in a different space.

Katrina Kaif

Katrina says that she’s constantly watching music videos and making notes for some of her own songs. “Beyonce’s latest music video, Run the world… is fantastic. It’s not just the song, but the effort that has gone into styling a new look,” she raves.

Of her own work, the actor is upbeat about a song in Yash Raj Films’ upcoming movie Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. “It’s a rugged rock-chick look… boots and denim shorts,” she asserts. “It’s fun to glam up in a short dress and high heels, though I’d never do that in real life. Even when I was 19, I never went to a club dressed that way. But in the movies, it’s okay since that girl is not me.”

The rom-com pairs her with Imran Khan and Ali Zafar. The Pakistani singer-actor taught her how to strum a guitar and she promised that by the time the film wraps up, she’d be ready to record a song. “No, you won’t hear me croon, but you will get to see me dance,” she promises. “You’ll even see Imran do full-on filmi dancing.”

Katrina’s co-stars from the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, sang their


track ‘live’ at the music launch last Saturday. “Yeah, but there was no scope for me to croon,” she sighs, “But I insisted that Zoya (director Zoya Akhtar) at least put me in the song even though I was in a different city at that point in the story. So I now appear in a dream. There’s another fun song that should be out in the week of the release, romantic and surreal.”

So, how does it feel to be the sexiest woman in the world? She says, “I prefer being a cute girl-next-door. But the magazine, FHM, is popular in UK. I grew up reading it, and it’s great to be on their annual cover. It’s something to laugh about when I’m old and gray… something to show my grandchildren.”

First Published: Jun 17, 2011 12:32 IST