Katrina Kaif appears to be very tolerant of Salman parading Katrina-lookalike Zarine Khan around the party zone of Bollywood. “She is so sweet and I helped her with her make-up during her screen test,” she says, “She’s a lovely girl and I hope she does very well. Although I do not think she looks like me. But if Salman misses me and wants to work with girls who look like me, that is so sweet.”
Zarine Khan appears in Veer alongside Salman, as does Miss UK Liza Lazarus. Salman, however, denies that Zarine looks like Katrina: “Zarine doesn’t resemble Katrina at all. I spotted her at Subhash Ghai’s film school Whistling Woods when she came there for casting. She was taken because she looks the character – the sweet princess she is playing in Veer,” he argues. And yet, it’s said that Zarine acted as Katrina’s body double in Yuvraaj?
Meanwhile, Katrina is working on Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani. Director Rajkumar Santoshi has turned a studio in Mumbai into the island of Goa for the shoot – the movie also stars Ranbir Kapoor. Even during the militant attack on Mumbai, Katrina kept on working such is the discipline of her schedule.
As well as Santoshi’s movie, she was also working on De Dhana Dhan with Akshay Kumar and Sameera Reddy. The actors on De Dhana Dhan apparently had a meeting and decided to press on with the shoot even though they were afraid as the events unfolded. Sameera Reddy said, “A TV reporter asked me how we could sing and dance when such grim tragedies were happening? I was so upset! Why should we give in to fear and paranoia and stop working? We worked through Thursday to all the days and completed the schedule on time.”