'I was intimidated by SRK, the superstar'

'I was intimidated by SRK, the superstar'

Actress Katrina Kaif, who will be seen opposite Shah Rukh Khan for the first time in Yash Chopra’s next film, says she was intimidated by the superstar but later found him to be very dedicated and helpful.

“I did not know Shah Rukh that well at all. I would have said five words to him in my entire life. You constantly see that person on TV, in media, movies and everywhere. So for me, a sense of intimidation was there when I was in front of him...which I later found funny,” she said.

Both are paired opposite each other in an untitled film, directed by Yash Chopra. It is a romantic drama, written and produced by Aditya Chopra. The film also features Anushka Sharma in a pivotal role. The film, believed to be a love triangle, marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after a gap of eight years, his last film being Veer Zaara. After having started working with King Khan, the 28-year-old actress is all praises for him.

“When I started working with him, it was great. Shah Rukh, as an actor, is extremely dedicated. He does not think about himself or how many years he has been in the industry. He is extremely helpful. He has also worked with Yashji earlier, so he knows his style of working. He also knows what Yashji is expecting from me,’’ Katrina said.

“I must say Yashji is an incredibly nice and sweet man. It took time for him to understand me. He jokes around and is fun to work with,” she said. “Anushka and I have scenes together. We had fun. We were making up our own movie on the sets as we were shooting, with alternative scenes, our version of dialogues etc,” she said.

The shoot for this untitled film is yet to finish and Katrina would join the cast after she is done with the promotions of her soon-to-be-released Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan.
“We have another 20 days of schedule left. There are some portions left for shooting...one small schedule in Ladakh. I will leave later as I am busy with Ek Tha Tiger,” she said.

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