Posts tagged Katrina Kaif
DNA (May 14, 2013)
Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan shot some high octane sequences for the climax for Dhoom 3 in Switzerland. The series has Aamir playing a baddie for the first time and Katrina is paired with him. Wonder if this chemistry will be better than the chemistry between the bad boy of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, and Priyanka Chopra in Don.
Meena Iyer (BOMBAY TIMES; May 11, 2013)
Mani Ratnam, Kunal Kohli and a couple of more filmmakers have reportedly tried casting Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan together in their projects. But attempts have failed because both actors have not shown any inclination. However, producer Ritesh Sidhwani has managed to get the two youngsters, along with Anushka Sharma and RK Junior’s special friend Katrina Kaif, to spread the good word on literacy. The Ministry of Education intends to promote free education and these four actors will pitch in their efforts to eradicate illiteracy by using a powerful forum.
Subhash K Jha (DNA; May 11, 2013)
Katrina Kaif didn’t have to match steps with Akshay or Hrithik Roshan for Sheila Ki Jawaani, and Chikni Chameli. They were her songs all the way. But for Bang Bang, (the desi avatar of the Hollywood hit Knight & Day) she will be shooting three complex and elaborate dance sequences. Hrithik is one of the best dancers in B-Town, which means Kat will have to work hard to get her steps right to groove alongside him.
Director Siddharth Anand and choreographer Ahmed Khan have already zeroed in on the locations in Greece for the dance numbers. And now Katrina wants to put her best (dancing) foot forward. It is learnt that she has asked Hrithik to rehearse the three proposed dance numbers well in advance. Says a source close to the actress, “Hrithik is a natural dancer. Katrina needs to get familiar with her moves. She will be taking time off from her shooting of Dhoom 3 to do at least a month of rehearsals with Hrithik. Each of the three dance numbers with Hrithik would challenge Katrina’s dancing abilities. She wants to be ready for the challenge.”
When contacted Ahmed Khan was cautious in his enthusiasm. “It’s too early to talk about it. We shoot the film in July. But yes, what I have planned for Hrithik and Katrina requires intense preparation. It won’t be just, ‘Ek romantic gaana daal do, ek item song aur ek fun number.’ No way! Katrina and Hrithik have made it clear they aspire to achieve a different dancing chemistry this time.”
Award-winning director Zoya Akhtar on helming a short film shot on a shoe-string budget
Anita Britto (MID-DAY; May 5, 2013)
What does the Indian films’ centenary mean to you? Cinema is the most defining form of entertainment in India. This country has been making films for 100 years! And somewhere it feels very good to be present and slightly relevant in its centenary year.
So how did you decide to be part of a film, Bombay Talkies, that commemorates the centenary? I was having dinner with Anurag (Kashyap) and Dibakar (Banerjee) at the former’s house and they were discussing this project which would have four short films helmed by four different directors. I had just finished Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and I had nothing to do. I promptly said that I wanted to be part of this project too. Ashi Dua (who is the producer) told me that I could make what I wanted as long as the film was 25 minutes long and made within a budget of a crore and a half.
Having helmed star-studded ventures like Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, were you comfortable working in a limited budget of Rs 1.5 crore? It was exciting and challenging. Immediately, I thought of a ready script that I had for a short film, Zoom Zoom Yaara, about a little boy who dances to Hindi songs.
Usually it’s tough to work with children as one needs to understand their needs and temperament. How was your experience? The two children in my film, Naman Jain and Khushi Dubey, are possibly the best professional More >
In his enthusiasm to show off his new car to Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor narrowly misses a collision
Asira Tarannum (MID-DAY; May 2, 2013)
He’s a dashing star alright, but looks like Ranbir Kapoor is out to prove that in more ways than one.
On Monday night, the Kapoor boy was obviously in a mood to show off his new baby — a brand new white Mercedes Benz G class SUV to his favourite girl Katrina Kaif. He offered to take her for a spin too, but what could have been a cosy little ride in a new car, ended up being a near disaster. Ranbir apparently took his new car off to Film City where he was shooting for a commercial.
On his way back, he offered to drop Kat, who was also shooting in Film City.
Once in Pali Hill, Bandra, the couple apparently were so caught up in conversation that they didn’t realise that in the vicinity, that very night, Imran Khan was hosting a party to celebrate his maamujaan Aamir Khan’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak completing 25 years. And there were hordes of cameramen stationed outside Imran’s house! Once Ranbir realised that they might be caught on camera, he apparently panicked and speeded up and almost ended up colliding with a car coming from the opposite direction.
According to an eyewitness, thankfully the other car was not being driven fast. “Katrina was sitting in the passenger’s seat and when Ranbir spotted the media outside Imran’s house, he pushed the accelerator to avoid being photographed.
He was driving on a steep slope and in panic he almost More >
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 30, 2013)
People often lament that they don’t make them like that anymore. Well they do. The present breed of actors is showing the same kind of dedication to their craft, as the previous lot. How Aamir Khan went without a bath for two weeks to get that street-worn look for the climax of Ghulam is now part of filmlore. And Farhan Akhtar has set a new benchmark with his rigorous training sessions for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. We look at how some of your favourite stars have their unique way of preparing for that crucial make or break scene.
SAD BUT TRUE One would not really associate the chirpy Sonam Kapoor battle with emotions that are not all bright and cheerful. But the actress, who has recently started shooting for a film with Ayushmann Khurrana, had to summon her unhappiest thoughts for a scene, and here’s how she went about it. The film opens with an intense tragic scene, and Sonam had to look her dejected worst. To get into the right frame of mind, she instructed the crew to spare her a few moments of solitude. She then put on her ear plugs, and switched on some music. The playlist, that ran for an hour or so, had melancholic tracks, and Sonam played them in a loop, till she was in command of the right emotions before the camera.
AT YOUR SERVICE Before shooting for the famous Kun Faya Kun song in Rockstar, Ranbir Kapoor and his director Imtiaz Ali stayed at the Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi for three days. Ranbir perfomed all the daily More >
With two action films on her plate, the actress stays away from stunts that may cause her injury
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 29, 2013)
Katrina Kaif, who has two back-to-back action films– Dhoom 3 and Bang Bang – is reportedly playing it safe. She has made it clear to the makers of both films, that while she is okay with the acrobatic dance moves and lighter action sequences, she would rather use a body double for heavy duty stunts. This is because she wants to avoid a situation where even the smallest injury incurred on the sets of one, sends the schedule of the other for a toss.
It has been widely reported that Katrina has been practising and perfecting her action and dance scenes with Aamir Khan for Dhoom 3. “Some of them are really edgy and require her to move with a certain amount of feline grace,” says a source, adding, “While she has almost mastered the moves, and has been shooting for the same right now, she wants to avoid anything that is too complicated or potentially hazardous.” Bang Bang, with Hrithik Roshan, will take off next month, and that leaves very little time for Kat to prepare and recover, say sources.
Readers may recall that Katrina had shot some bold bike shots for Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. But that was shot with certain amount of assistance, say insiders.
Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar, Hindi cinema’s first women co-writer pair say no one would care if they didn’t work together
Dhamini Ratnam (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 28, 2013)
What makes a team work? A self-help corporate manual would list efficiency, deadlines, constant reassessments, and shared goals. Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar — distinctly non-corporate types (Akhtar likes her afternoon nap; she counts it as part of her work hours) — however, would add one more: A shared value system.
“Our politics are the same. Our values are the same. We both agree on what objectifies someone, for instance. We both find the same thing vulgar,” says Akhtar, 40, occupying one edge of a long green sofa at her suburban sea-facing home. Talaash director Kagti, 42, sits at the other end as the sea shimmers invitingly from across the room’s French windows.
Meanwhile, inside the two directors — who first met during the filming of Kaizad Gustad’s Bombay Boys (1998) — are trying to explain what they find vulgar.
“Item numbers?” we enquire. “Not all,” both say instantly. Then Akhtar brings up the Boob song performed by Oscar host Seth MacFarlane during the awards ceremony held earlier this year. In it, the comedian sang about all the actresses whose breasts were visible in films. “It would have been okay if they had spoken about nudity across the board. But they didn’t. They talked about hard-hitting films that weren’t about being gratuitously naked, and then they reduced the whole film to ‘I saw More >
BOMBAY TIMES (April 26, 2013)
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, who are teaming up again in Bang Bang, will have to wait a few days longer before they start shooting. The film, initially scheduled to roll on May 1, as per the official communication, is now said to be rescheduled for May 12. Reportedly, the director Siddharth Anand is giving finishing touches to his screenplay. Duggu and Kat were previously paired together in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, in which their onscreen chemistry is still talked about.
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; April 25, 2013)
Katrina Kaif’s Sheila Ki Jawani act may have grabbed eyeballs but the actress now has no time to do item numbers! The actress has been apparently approached by three film makers to do an item song in their film. But Kat had to refuse all of them due to paucity of time.
Says a source, “Katrina loves dancing. She is equally enthusiastic about the rehearsals. She does not mind doing more item numbers. When the offers came her way, she was greatly excited. However her tight schedule this year leaves no time for item numbers.”
Adds the source, “Some directors feel she is a lucky mascot for them. They even think that her presence in the song is like a guarantee of superhit songs.” According to choreographer Terence Lewis, “Her face makes her look sweet no matter what she does.” Vaibhavi Merchant who has worked with the actress states, “Street dance, krumping, hip hop, salsa and the typical Bollywood style dance — she can do it all in one go.”