The world's sexiest woman (2008) has decided to shed her glamourous image for her role in critically acclaimed filmmaker Prakash Jha's RAJNITI. The change of image is not restricted to her wardrobe alone; Katrina will also be required to speak in a certain dialect, for which she is undergoing voice modulation classes.
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 characterization 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.''