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Katrina Kaif will soon be seen doubling her AQ (action quotient) as she teams up with Salman Khan for Tiger Zinda Hai. The poster gives a sneak-peek of the action sequences that the film is expected to have. Here, Katrina Kaif talks about enjoying action-oriented movie outings, why she feels times are changing for women in the industry, and the possibility of a superheroine film in B-Town soon…
They say action roles are not written for actresses. Do you think that is changing now?
Obviously, that is changing. There are women doing primary action-oriented roles too. Everyone’s attempting it. It’s not that women aren’t getting action roles. Such films are written for heroines too but yes, you are right, it’s comparatively fewer in number. The men do get to do more action. But I have some really crazy action in Tiger Zinda Hai and I have trained really hard for it. I hope that they turn out well and the audiences love it.
You seem to be enjoying the action space, have you ever thought of doing an out-and-out action film?
I haven’t really liked some of the full-blown action films that I was offered in the past. I would anyway rather do 50 per cent action in a cohesive, coherent, entertaining film than doing 100 per cent of the action scenes in a film that’s completely helter-skelter, and doesn’t come together as a script. I can’t say yes to films that I’m not going to sit and watch myself. There are many films offered to me where you may have a protagonist’s role. But I have never felt so far that the stories in those films were completely put together. Also, there are some films which I let go of and I chose to do another film, which in retrospect may not have been the wisest move. But the film has to work in totality. I am not such a megalomaniac that I need to see myself in every frame.
What about an Indian superheroine?
I really think someone should make a superheroine film. It’s high time. There are so many characters in our Indian comics as well as those which can be translated and brought in a Hindi film. Look at our mythology and there are so many characters that lend beautifully to be made into a great superheroine. I really think someone should do that now, even if it’s a collaboration and not just a solo film.
Would you want to play one?
Of course, I would love to play a superheroine. Why not? I have always loved superheroines. Actually, there are quite a few characters that I personally love. There are also some discussions on this, so I won’t say too much.
No, I have not been approached for Krrish 4. Neither have I had any discussions on that. But yes, I know a few people who are planning and developing some comics like that into films. But yes, Krrish is again an excellent franchise where they also had a superheroine with Kangana’s character and I think they should definitely have the superheroine bit in it.
All eyes are now on Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai. The film is being completed at a brisk pace for its December release. A larger-than-life spy drama that has travelled to many parts of the globe, the team now begins shooting in Morocco.
“This portion of the film will feature Salman and Katrina in a high-octane action and chase sequence,” says a source. Besides Salman and Katrina’s epochal pairing, the film elicits euphoria as it promises to be an adrenaline-pumping actioner.
A chase sequence involves horses trained for on-screen action that have also been used in leading Hollywood films. “These trained stallions were part of Troy, The Mummy and Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. Action in Tiger Zinda Hai will be overlooked by leading Hollywood technicians, led by Tom Struthers, the action co-ordinator of movies like The Dark Knight,” adds the source.
Rigorous action training
Both the stars have trained and prepped a lot to shoot these difficult sequences. Director Ali Abbas Zafar says, “So far, we have captured some great action and stunt sequences with Salman and Katrina. Now, we will shoot high-octane sequences with both of them. And we look forward to some serious excitement on sets.”
With exotic locales and stellar star-cast leaving no stone unturned to ace their action game, one can easily picture this film’s action prowess to be at par with the best in the world.
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When Katrina Kaif joined the team of ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’, rumours were rife that she would only have a cameo. But after she travelled to Malta for the film’s first schedule, in between promoting Jagga Jasoos, it was clear that the actress has a major part in the Aamir Khan-starrer.
A unit hand informs, “Kaif plays a desi warrior princess in the film. Her character is feisty. So far, she hasn’t shot for her action sequences, but there will a bunch of sword fighting stunts. She will be sporting a nose ring, wild loose waves and smokey kohled eyes. Her indo western outfits will be in earthy colours like greyish brown, blue and black. Though they will be inspired by the ghagra-choli, they will be quirkier.”