Katrina: Trusted Kabir for not presenting me as an ornament
August 28, 2012 02:22:19 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Now that EK THA TIGER has turned out to be a blockbuster and has been seen by one and all, it is apparent that despite Salman Khan in the title role, Katrina Kaif wasn't just ornamental to the film but had a key part to play. This also manages to reiterate her director Kabir Khan's statement that for an actress to see such good winning streak for eight years in a row, it can't be luck but some solid script sense.
"Well, I trusted Kabir here. He comes with a very good sense of story and drama while his strong execution further demonstrates his solid grasp of cinema. He knows how to build drama and enhance it with visual treatment. Coming to your point around me believing in the script of EK THA TIGER then well, I had a lot of faith in the film even when just a basic thread was narrated to me. Later when I heard the entire script and then was a part of the shoot, my belief in the film and Kabir was further reinforced," details Katrina who has earlier worked with Yash Raj and Kabir on NEW YORK.
Even though Salman is Tiger in the film, Katrina's presence and contribution to EK THA TIGER could not be ignored. Was that something always on the cards due to the fact that Katrina had shared good tuning with Kabir earlier? Or was it always on the cards due to the way her character was integrated into the script?
"One thing about Kabir is that he has a very strong role for his heroine. He never sees a woman as an ornamental thing where she comes for five songs and then goes away. If a heroine is cast then she ought to have a very strong and important character. Due to that reason I never felt tense about how my role would ultimately shape up on-screen," she smiles.