After playing the glamorous heroine at least a hundred times during her rise to fame, Katrina Kaif is hoping that 2009 will change her image. By accepting roles in New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Rajniti, Katrina has taken on meatier characters which will hopefully allow her to prove herself as an actress, not a Barbie doll.
In Prakash Jha’s Rajniti, Katrina is completely letting go of her glamorous image in order to effectively carry off her role.
“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,” she told Mumbai Mirror.
The director himself has taken such a keen interest in her characterization that Katrina claims he is even choosing fabrics for her character to wear. She is also undergoing voice modulation since she is required to speak a certain way towards the end of the film.
In this political drama which also stars Ranbir Kapoor and Ajay Devgan amongst others, let’s hope Katrina Kaif can hold her own.