Would love to do a Yash Chopra film – Katrina Kaif

She has scaled tremendous heights in her seven-year-old career, pushing the boundaries with her performance in ‘Raajneeti’, but guess what Katrina Kaif wants to do now? A typical Yash Chopra-type love story.

‘There are a lot of sides to me that are yet to be tapped. After having done ‘Raajneeti’, it isn’t that I am going to do just female-oriented roles because the film has worked in my favour. I want to keep exploring and experimenting with characters and filmmakers,’ Katrina told IANS on phone from Spain.

‘In fact, right now, I would love to have a one boy-one girl Yashji type of love story in hand or, say, play a loud, boisterous girl – something on the lines of Hemaji’s role in ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’. Those are fun and interesting roles too. Why limit myself?’ asked the 25-year-old.

She is basking in the success of Prakash Jha’s ‘Raajneeti’ where she wowed the audiences as a young, madly-in-love girl who becomes a pawn in the game of politics. In the last 10 minutes of the film, she is seen playing a chief minister and manages to leave a strong impact on viewers.

So far the actress has managed to deliver hits. But Katrina is quick to counter the notion that she is a ‘formula’ for filmmakers in search of a hit.

‘I am no formula. It isn’t true that a film becomes a hit because of me. I always put a script above my own role. I always see a film in totality and not just on the basis of my role. The film comes first, the role comes second for me. It’s just that god has been very kind and my choices have mostly turned out be right,’ said Katrina.

But doesn’t she fear failure after such bundles of success?

‘I don’t get scared. It’s wrong if people say a hit is expected of me all the time. Of course, everyone fears failure, but for me there is no added pressure to succeed. It is up to the audience to accept or reject a film and I am happy my audience has supported me so far,’ she said in a confident tone.

Currently shooting in Spain for Zoya Akhtar’s tentatively titled ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, which also features Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol, Katrina is also looking forward to the release of Farah Khan’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’.

In Farah’s film, she will be featured opposite Akshay Kumar, with whom she has doled out hits like ‘Namastey London’, ‘Welcome’ and ‘Singh Is Kinng’.

After that, she is looking forward to stepping into the shoes of Priyanka Chopra for Karan Johar’s much-awaited sequel to ‘Dostana’.

List of Best Harry Potter Actors

Overall popularity



1. 5268Daniel Radcliffe
2. 3225Rupert Grint
3. 1564Robert Pattinson
4. 525Alan Rickman
5. 515Emma Watson
6. 295Gary Oldman
7. 227Tom Felton
8. 204Lord Voldemort
9. 176Jason Isaacs
10. 126Oliver and James Phelps
11. 110Keanu Reeves
12. 72Bonnie Wright

Saif and Kareena were avoiding Vivek!

By: Vicky on: Jun 11,2010 In: Gossips
Recently Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, who are otherwise quite pally with Vivek (especially since he was their co-star in Kurbaan), effectively snubbed him at a post award party in Colombo recently, which Salman Khan also attended.

Hollywood fails to catch fire at box office

Los Angeles Times

It didn't feel like summer inside movie theaters this weekend. Though Hollywood offered a quartet of new movies, none caught heat with the public, leading to the smallest total grosses on a weekend in May, June or July - the heart of the summer movie season - in more than two years.

"Shrek Forever After" was No. 1 at the box office, as relatively slow declines on its third weekend gave it estimated ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada of $25.3 million.

The comedies "Get Him to the Greek" and "Killers" both had decent starts of $17.4 million and $16.1 million, respectively, while family film "Marmaduke" managed only $11.1 million and horror movie "Splice" bombed with $7.5 million.

Many studio executives breathed a sigh of relief simply because most of the weekend's pictures performed in line with pre-release polling, or tracking. A number of recent releases such as "Robin Hood," "Shrek Forever After," "Prince of Persia" and "Sex and the City 2" have had soft domestic opening weekends.

"Nothing about the marketplace recently suggests 'Wow,' " said David Spitz, executive vice president of distribution for "Killers" studio Lionsgate. "We were glad we opened in line with expectations since it seems like everything has been underperforming recently."

There was nothing close to "The Hangover," a breakout hit that opened on the first weekend of June in 2009 and helped fuel a very strong moviegoing year.

Of this weekend's rookies, "Get Him to the Greek" has the best chance of being at least a modest hit. Produced by Universal Pictures with Relativity Media and Spyglass Entertainment for about $40 million, the raunchy comedy starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand and Sean Combs had an opening almost identical to "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" in 2008.

That film, which was also directed by Nicholas Stoller and garnered strong reviews, went on to gross a solid $63 million domestically and Universal executives have similar hopes for "Greek."

Like most R-rated comedies, it drew a majority male crowd and did best in large cities such as Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Chicago. "Killers," meanwhile, drew bigger crowds in the Southeast and Texas and more women than men.

The action comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher was a big risk for Lionsgate, an independent studio that has traditionally focused on lower cost genre pictures. The studio spent $75 million to make "Killers," but used tax incentives and international pre-sales to reduce its exposure in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain, where it is distributing the picture, to about $40 million

Based on guidance provided to investors by the Santa Monica studio, the opening likely means that "Killers" will be a slight money loser.

Though audiences gave it an average rating of B, critics lambasted "Killers" with overwhelmingly negative reviews after the studio declined to show it to them before release.

By opening "Marmaduke," a live action / CGI hybrid based on the long-running comic strip, in June, distributor 20th Century Fox was clearly trying to replicate the success of the similar canine tale "Garfield" in 2004. However "Marmaduke" managed barely half of the $21.7 with which "Garfield" opened.

Fox, which co-financed the movie with New Regency for about $50 million, is hopeful that the family movie will do well on weekdays as school ends this month.

The unusual decision to open "Splice," a low-budget horror film acquired by producer Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment at the Sundance Film Festival, as summer counter-programming didn't pay off.

"Unfortunately we had higher expectations," said Jeff Goldstein, executive vice president of distribution for Warner Bros., which released the film.

Despite mostly positive reviews, those who saw "Splice" largely disliked it, giving the film an average grade of D.

"Shrek Forever After" was down only 42 percent on its third weekend, as it continues to benefit from strong buzz and declines at a slower pace than "Shrek the Third" in 2007. After its disappointing opening, however, the fourth and final installment in DreamWorks Animation's series is at a domestic total of $183 million, compared with $256 million for "Shrek the Third" at the same point three years ago.

The French independent film "Micmacs" expanded from two to 17 theaters and grossed a so-so $102,000. It performed much better in the Los Angeles area, collecting an average of $10,500 at four theaters, compared to $6,036 nationwide.

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