'I am open to all kinds of roles'

'I am open to all kinds of roles'

'I am open to all kinds of roles'

new avatar Katrina Kaif dh photo by Srikanta sharma r

Looks like Katrina Kaif has finally decided to take some advice from people and do roles of substance instead of just acting in comedy capers. For the promotions of her latest film, Raajneeti, Katrina was in the City with “good friend” Ranbir Kapoor and the other cast members of the film.

Describing the film as entertaining and serious at the same time, Katrina hopes Raajneeti turns out to be a film that she will be proud of and will stand out in her career.

With one of her strong points being diplomacy and tactfully avoiding controversial questions with a smile, there is no doubt Katrina would be able to carry off the role of princess Indu Sakeria who gets into politics after her husband passes away, with great elan.

Speaking to Metrolife, Katrina says when Raajneeti was first offered to her, she was taken aback. “I could never see myself in a film like this. But then, I had to take it up because I needed to bring a growth to my career and I know this has the potential,” she says.

The actress hardly sees a transition from a comedy to a serious film. “That’s because on the surface, the film may seem very serious but actually, it is an entertainer based on a serious topic. Otherwise, you guys know me well enough to know that I wouldn’t do a film, which is not entertaining. This is entertainment of a different sort,” she says.

Contrary to speculations that her character in the film was inspired by the Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Katrina says that she had watched the election campaign videos of many women politicians to gain inspiration for the role.

“The connection was established only because I share a foreign origin like Mrs Gandhi and I play the role of a widow. Personally, I admire her a lot but the character I play is totally fictional and has been created by my director. I only watched all those videos to get my body language and expressions right,” she says.

Whether or not Raajneeti clicks at the box-office, it sure will be a highlight in Katrina’s career.

But that does not mean she has left her first love — comedy. “I have dabbled with something I have never tried before but that does not mean I do only one genre
at a time. I am open to doing all kinds of roles,” says

Katrina, whose upcoming films are Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan, Karan Johar’s Dostana 2 and Zoya Akhtar’s film with Hrithik Roshan,  Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar.

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