Not many actresses would do something like this. On the sets of director Prakash Jha’s film Rajneeti in Bhopal recently, Katrina Kaif found herself in a tight spot. She wasn’t able to memorize her lengthy dialogues in Hindi for a scene and she feared that her shoot for the day had to be postponed. She needed at least a day to commit all those dialogues to her memory.
Unwilling to make the director bear the loss, the actress made a unique offer to Jha. She offered to pay him back Rs. 15 lakh from her remuneration for the loss of work. The pretty lass must have done her maths well to arrive at that figure as her average earning for a day.
Jha admits that he was “touched” by Katrina’s professional gesture.
However, he did not accept the wads of cash that Katrina offered and gave her an extra day to learn the dialogues.
The next day, Katrina did not let him down. From the moment she arrived on the sets she was ready to face the camera and deliver her dialogues in chaste Hindi.
In the movie, Katrina is pitted against big shots of acting like Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgan, Manoj Bajpai, Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. There’s also a scene (canned during an earlier shooting schedule) in the film in which Katrina gives a long political speech in Hindi to a huge gathering. The actress gave the shot with such conviction that after the shot Prakash Jha asked the huge crowd: “Inko Bhopal ka ticket de de kya?”