'Katrina is stunningly beautiful'
Anushka Sharma has changed her profession...she is no longer the wedding planner from BAND BAAJA BAARAAT, but a con woman all set to floor Ranveer Singh in LADIES V/S RICKY BAHL. Our correspondent in conversation with the actor in Mumbai days before the film's release.
Your film LADIES VS RICKY BAHL releases this Friday. Is there too much pressure?
The film is releasing Dec 9...so things are hotting up for sure. It's all happening...as we are getting closer, the intensity is increasing...the pressure is there, but the excitement is higher. And let's just wait and watch...fingers crossed.
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This is the second time you are pairing up with Ranveer Singh post BAND BAAJA BAARAAT success. Do you think you can cope up with people's expectation from your pairing with LADIES VS RICKY BAHL?
We have shot LADIES VS RICKY BAHL with as much dedication as we did BAND BAAJA BAARAAT, we promoted the film good...as much as we did for BAND BAAJA BAARAAT and all our films. I think what happens before a film releases is exactly the same for every film...you work that hard. You don't say before BAND BAAJA BAARAAT there was not so much pressure, but now let's work hard. It doesn't work that way. But what happens post the film's release, is left to the people who decide the verdict. We are hoping that the verdict will be a positive one.
What effect did LADIES VS RICKY BAHL have on your on-screen relationship with Ranveer?
We have become a lot more comfortable with each other. Ranveer and I are very different actors where the approach to scenes is concerned. In our first film together (BAND BAAJA BAARAAT), we could not adapt ourselves with each other's approach to acting. And it would trouble us so much...I used to wonder: What the hell is he doing? And he used to think: What the hell is she doing? We just could not get over that. He used to do rehearsals and kapal bharti before takes, while I don't rehearse much...I am a more spontaneous actor. But with this film (LADIES VS RICKY BAHL), we have gained a lot more respect for each other. We worked better as a team in this film than BAND BAAJA BAARAAT.
What does Ranveer has to say about your equation with him?
That you have to ask him. But he keeps saying that he doesn't know much about equations as he kept failing in chemistry throughout his life. And when I came in his life, he passed with flying colours. That's Ricky Bahl for you ladies...pakhandi. (Laughs)
You are doing a film (MATRU KI BIWI KA MANN DOLA) with Vishal Bhardwaj?
Yes, I am going to do Vishal Bhardwajji's next film and I am really excited about it because he is one director I always wanted to work with. I always admire his work, the way he thinks and the way he portrays his thinking on cinema.
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You are also going to work with Katrina Kaif in Yash Chopra's directorial next. Now do we expect some cat fights since things are generally not very smooth when two pretty girls work together?
I was watching ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA sometime back, and there's a scene where she (Katrina) is sleeping...and the camera goes over her face...and I exclaimed: Wow...she looks so beautiful when she is sleeping. Katrina is stunningly beautiful and more than that she has managed to make a place in everybody's heart all over the country. And people love her...children, old people...all adore Katrina Kaif.
- Sreya Basu, TWF, Glamsham Editorial