Posts Tagged ‘katz’
HARSHADA REGE Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; October 21, 2009)
Katz takes the lead, saying, “It’s an ordinary love story about ordinary people leading ordinary lives, but told in a very unusual way.” Ranbir adds, “That’s the perfect way to describe it.” The two are on a roll pulling each others’ legs, but at the same time, they seem pretty much in sync. So what’s the secret behind the chemistry? “Chemistry is not something that two individuals have, it’s what two characters have in a film. And it’s great that people are seeing this chemistry because this is a romantic film. I am happy that people can see it even in the promos of the film,” says Ranbir. Katz agrees with him, “If you want the same thing and if your vision is the same, then you are working as a team. That’s something that leads to great chemistry.” Obviously, they had a great time shooting together. “Katrina was constantly bullying me and I was constantly complimenting her,” says Ranbir, tongue firmly-in-cheek.
The two actors also bonded well because of their working styles. “Rajji is very specific as a director. He knows exactly what he wants and he gets his actors to do that,” Katz says. “But that doesn’t mean he’s a dictator. If we thought a scene could be done some other way, he would hear us out. We did get bound script and dialogues, but there were improvisations on the sets too,” adds Ranbir. Like Santoshi’s earlier comic caper Andaz Apna Apna, this one too looks like a mad comedy. Speaking about the film, they say that its USP is that it will appeal to a much wider audience. “It’s a blast, really. A complete entertainer,” says Ranbir. “It’s a meant for everyone. The appeal is, definitely, wider and it’s something that people across all sections will be able to relate to,” feels Katz. But both feel that it’s not just another runof-the-mill comedy. It has a lovely story, it’s not just a bunch of jokes put together,” says Ranbir of this ghazab kahani by Tips on which they had fun working with Ramesh Taurani.
SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; August 23, 2009)
The stories doing the rounds of the closeness growing steadily between the sexy Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor, the new cool dude in Bollywood, are true. But not so true that Salman Khan need get hot under the collar and Deepika Padukone bothered — these two being the other halves of Katz and Ranbir respectively.
Sources on the sets of Ramesh Taurani’s Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani say the two stars bonded because they are the same age. Katz has worked predominantly with all of Bollywood’s leading men who are in their mid-40s, and the 27-year-old Ranbir came as, well, a bundle of fun. Katz, of course, is Ranbir’s senior in the industry (she’s a dozen films old, he’s got just two releases) and she rags him on the sets by showing him five fingers. No, it’s not what you think! The irrepressible Katz just rubs it into Ranbir that she’s had five hits in a row… while he’s had none. “With Ranbir, I can be myself. I guess it’s the age and the film’s a comedy, so the atmosphere on the sets is like that,” revealed Katz. Poor Ranbir, he tells director Rajkumar Santoshi that they should take all decisions (even what to eat for lunch!) only after consulting Katz, as she’s the reigning box office queen! “She’s a treat,” admitted Ranbir. Meanwhile, news is that Sallu bhai is also a part of this ghajab kahani. He’s doing a cameo in the film!
Katrina Kaif talks to Omar Qureshi for a Birthday Special on Zoom tonight
BOMBAY TIMES (July 16, 2009)
So Katz, I hear that you and Neil had a bit of a ‘stand-off’ initially before you became buddies?
Neil is a shy boy. He made me realise that sometimes you have to rewind a few steps and take things a little slowly; because I first mistook his shyness for arrogance. And he mistook my shocked expression for arrogance, too. So we both kinda, had a stand-off. Neil is a sweetheart and I enjoyed every moment working with him. We had a blast together later, so now people seriously think that either we’re ‘friends since the last 20 years’ or ’brother-sister’.
Do you think friendships and relationships affect film promotions? Because when it came to you and John, it wasn’t all smooth…
I can’t speak for John. But somewhere, sometimes, I felt that maybe it did bother him. But for me it was all hunky dory. I was the same laughing, joking girl, full of silliness, I always am at promotions. Maybe it was newer territory for him. There were no cold vibes as such.
Last time round, your birthday generated a lot of news, is that why you’re away this year?
That’s not the reason. But I’d enjoyed my party. Whatever little incidents happened were a personal thing. But on the whole we had a good time.
Hmmm! You have to have goals, something you’re working towards, at least for me, for us Cancerians, it’s a must because otherwise we start feeling lost. I want to start taking a little more time out to spend, like,
every three-four months, with my sisters. I love my work and there’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be. But I don’t want to look back and say that I spent my whole life working only. We sisters are young and in the same age group and I hardly ever see them. So I just want to maintain that balance a little more.
Is Salman flying down for the birthday?
How does it affect you to read about your fights, a relationship — now okay, now a break up? Do you laugh about it all?
It’s kind of like looking at life with rose-tinted glasses. But to a great extent, it’s a compliment. Because it means that many people are interested in you. The media is doing its job in reporting what it hears. Okay, sometimes they’re misinformed. But imagine if no one was talking about you? My idols were Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh – and if you see their larger-thanlife lives… these are people I dreamed of being. I say, ‘If they could go through it, so can I!’