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Katrina at sea

Actress trains in deep sea diving and dirt biking so she can do her own stunts in Zoya Akhtar’s film.

entertainment Updated: Jul 04, 2010 14:24 IST
Hiren Kotwani
Hiren Kotwani
Hindustan Times

Katrina KaifSalman Khan flaunted his Veer heroine, Zarine Khan, publicly at Aamir Khan’s party two weeks ago, but Katrina Kaif is unperturbed. Currently in Spain, shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the actress is busy toasting the success of Raajneeti.

“Two days after Raajneeti released, I had to leave for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and it felt nice to leave on a happy note. Of course I can’t expect my co-stars, Hrithik (Roshan), Farhan (Akhtar) and Abhay (Deol) to be in a celebratory mood when they have nothing to do with my film,” she laughs.

There was talk that she expects the performance to win her a National Award but the critics weren’t too impressed. “There was always a certain anticipation but the audience response has far surpassed our expectations. We have passed the test that matters, everything else is secondary,” she asserts.

Lights, camera, action
Right now she’s living life to the fullest, on screen and off it. “Zoya is a free-spirited woman and that vibe comes across in the movie. It’s great teaming up with Hrithik who’s a phenomenal actor, a fun-loving Farhan and an easy-going Abhay, who, for all his laid-back attitude, knows exactly what he wants and how to go about getting it,” she says.

Kaif will be doing her own stunts in the film and has taken training in scuba diving and dirt biking. “I love going underwater though the equipment you have to lug around can be cumbersome. And I’ve rode bikes occasionally,” she says modestly.

Buzz is that she is also planning her own production? “Yes, I want to buy the remake rights of a French film that released in 2006, but I have no plans of producing it. I’m only interested is in playing the lead because she is a character I haven’t played before,” Kaif insists. She refuses to reveal the name of the movie as she doesn’t want to give other filmmakers ideas. “Why take chances?” she quips.

First Published: Jul 04, 2010 14:19 IST