Creating a big bang

Creating a big bang

Creating a big bang

When ‘Bang Bang’ hit the screens last week, the happiest person was the film’s leading lady Katrina Kaif. “We worked on the film for a long time. It was in the making for two and a half years. So we just couldn’t wait to get it out there,” she tells Metrolife.

She recalls shooting in some of the most beautiful locations across the world for the film. “We shot in some amazing places like Greece, Abu Dhabi, Prague, Delhi and Shimla. It required a lot of travelling but the movie was made on that scale. I was glad to be able to perform like that and do that kind of action,” she notes.

For Katrina, each day on the sets was memorable. “It was such a dramatic film with so much going on all the time. So there was high energy on sets and never a dull moment,” she says and adds, “Everyone was constantly trying to deliver the best they could. I worked with some of the best people on this film.”

She is glad that her chemistry with co-star Hrithik Roshan is being appreciated. “It’s important because it’s not just an action film. It’s a love story as well,” she informs.

Matching steps with Hrithik is something that every actress dreads. But Katrina enjoyed it. “I have performed to one of my favourite songs — the title track. It’s a song that you will enjoy at a party,” she says about the song which pays a tribute to Michael Jackson. “But it had more to do with Hrithik. Most of the steps were not really done by me. I just did what is required of me in the song. So for me, it was a lot of fun rather than being a full-on dance number,” she adds.

Katrina will soon be seen in Phantom, opposite Saif Ali Khan; Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor and Fitoor which is an adaption of ‘Great Expectations’. “Phantom is wrapped up now. So I am working on the other two films. My roles in each of the three films is very different,” she notes. “While Jagga Jasoos is made by Anurag Basu, who is known for the unique world and characters he creates, Fitoor is a traditional love story.”

Being under the constant eye of the public and media may be pressurising for many stars but Katrina has become used to it now. “You have to understand that it is a part and parcel of our job. It’s something that every actor has to go through. I don’t analyse it,” she says.  
Unlike most of her contemporaries who are always tweeting, the pretty actress is not on any social networking site. “It hasn’t completely gotten to me,” she says. Will her fans see her on Twitter or Facebook soon? “At the moment, I have no plans,” she signs off.