|For a girl more British than Indian in her upbringing, it has been quite a feat to cement her feet in Hindi film industry. Katrina Kaif, often dubbed as plastic beauty, has come far and is headed for greater milestones in her Bollywood career. One of it purportedly being director Prakash Jha’s upcoming film Raajneeti, which casts Kat in the toughest role of her career so far.
Why the toughest? Because it required Kat to memorize long lines in chaste Hindi and deliver them with conviction before a crowd of thousands of people. At the same time, Kat was also required to bring out the complexities of her character. But she took the bull by its horns, accepted the challenge and, according to Jha, emerged victorious. Not for nothing does he call her inspiring.
“Katrina is inspiring. Her quality of work, innocence, honesty and dedication is extremely inspiring. The movie was very tough for Katrina and it took her a lot of courage and confidence to essay the role, give it her best. It's my good luck that I cast her,” Jha told reporters at a press conference in Gurgaon on Saturday.
The movie also stars Ranbir Kapoor as a young man who leaves his studies and an American girlfriend in the US and returns to India to carry forward the political legacy of his family.
“I am grateful to god that Ranbir agreed to play this role. He has put in days and nights of effort to play his character and he has done it with utmost honesty,” Jha said.
Speaking about ‘Raajneeti’, Jha said the film explores various “aspects involved in politics - personal, family, social, state, national. Basically, the film tries to showcase what happens in politics.”
Starring Katrina, Ranbir, Nana Patekar, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai, Ajay Devgan and Naseeruddin Shah, ‘Raajneeti’ is set for release in June this year.