Katrina Kaif said, "My role in Rajniti has different shades - I start off as a particular way and end up as a completely changed persona. The character is immensely challenging and it is a huge responsibility to carry off such a character. I am very excited to work with Prakash Jha, who is known for his kind of cinema and believes in involving himself in every department of his films. In a couple of days, I will be shooting for the film in Bhopal where I have scenes with a crowd of around 500 and I am gearing up for it."
Filmmaker Jha is helping Katrina to slip into her role by guiding her. Katrina revealed, "Prakash Jha is so involved in my characterisation that he is choosing the fabrics for the clothes for my character. He is so clued in that he knows exactly what he wants for an actor and that makes the transition of my character all the more challenging."
Ask Katrina if she is undergoing voice modulation for her character as the buzz is that she will be seen in a completely deglam look in the second part of the film and she says, "I can't reveal anything about the transition of my character but yes I am also doing the voice modulation as I need to speak in a certain way toward the end of the film." So committed is Katrina in putting her heart and soul into her role in Rajniti that she was unable to do Rohit Shetty's next film with Ajay Devgan and Sanjay Dutt. Katrina said, "It is unfortunate that I had to opt out of that film as I had date problems."
A report in a Marathi paper that Katrina is married has the actress incredulous with disbelief. "It's complete rubbish and the paper is denying it. When I marry the world will know. Right now I've no such plans."
But she isn't denying that she's with Salman. In fact one of her abiding regrets is that she and Salman have not been able to form a saleable pair on screen. Katrina had hoped Yuvvraaj would work, so that she and Salman would be a saleable pair and filmmakers would sign her with Salman as eagerly as they do with Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor.
Apparently, Subhash Ghai kept writing the script as the film progressed. After a pause Katrina says, "I'd like to stick to a bound script from now on. The time has come for the entire film industry to get completely organized. A script helps both the director and the actor to connect with each other and with the plot. I'm not going to be shy about insisting on a script.
Tell her she had very little space in Yuvvraaj, and Katrina admits, "Yeah. That was something I grew gradually aware of. I didn't have that much to do. But that's okay."
Katrina's sister Isabel is not getting into Bollywood. Not right now. Says Katrina, "That was something which was blown out of all proportions. At the moment she's too young to take up an acting career. In fact my sister is off to drama school. Something I never got to do and I wish I had. Not being a trained actress bothers me and I am happy that my sister is taking that route."
However, not attending school doesn't make Katrina feel inadequate as an actress. "I think I had to undertake my own journey and do things my own way. I learnt on the job. I think I've acquired knowledge of the camera on-camera. So no regrets about not attending any acting school? If I had regrets about any aspect of my career I'd be the most ungrateful person on the planet. Look at the level of acceptance I've received in so little time. Some people don't get this kind of success after working all their lives."
Katrina is nonchalant about not being considered a lucky mascot any more after the failure of Yuvvraaj. "I think that's just people talking a lot of nonsense. Actors far more intelligent and talented than me have had to deal with ups and downs. Sooner or later I'd have had to deal with failure. No point in brooding about it. I've learnt my lessons from the Yuvvraaj experience."
Commenting on the constant speculation on their relationship Katrina says, "That's bound to happen. If you're a public figure and at the end of the day neither of the party is clarifying anything, there's bound to be a lot of speculation and unnecessary comment. But I'm not going to get provoked into giving explanations. Because once they start, they never end."
What about that damning picture of Katrina with her face covered as she entered her birthday party last year? "That wasn't when I entered the party. The picture was taken while we were leaving. I was tired....and yes, I was disappointed. I didn't want it to be turned into tamasha. It wasn't meant to be. I realize I can't be talked about only for my work. You can't have things exactly the way you want them to be. You can't always have fans and not get blown away by the breeze once in a while."