MUMBAI: Katrina Kaif, who turned 26 this week, wanted to spend her birthday with her family in London but had to alter plans to accommodate a shooting schedule for Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Milegi Na Dobaara in Spain.
She took a break from her shooting in Spain from Akhtar’s film to be with her family. But the actor now has to return to shoot in the Spanish city of Pampolona.
“Yes, I had planned well in advance to spend my birthday with my family in London. But some scenes for Zoya’s film have been rescheduled and I’ve to go back on Thursday, a day ahead of my birthday, to Spain. Never mind. I’ll be working on my birthday and that’s the best way to bring in my birthday,” said Kaif.
Looking at the brighter side, she said, “My two youngest sister Isabella and Sonia are coming back to Spain with me, so I have a part of my family with me. And I couldn’t hope to be with a better unit on my birthday. Zoya is one of the coolest directors I’ve worked with.”
The film also stars Zoya’s brother, actor and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, as well as Abhay Deol and Hrithik Roshan. Zoya Akhtar made her directorial debut in 2008 with Luck By Chance.
The actor is happy with her work in 2010.
“I got to work with two female directors, Zoya and Farah Khan, this year. And they were both such fun to work with. I also had a big hit – Raajneeti. I couldn’t have asked for more. In the coming year, I hope to find love. Every girl needs someone to share her life with,” she said.
Kaif will be returning to India next month to face one of her biggest challenges as an actor. On August 11, she has to perform an item song with Akshay Kumar for Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan.
“It is like no other item song. It will have elements from both Indian and Western dance forms. It will blend various styles and give me a chance to perform what could possibly be my most challenging onscreen dances. I can’t wait to return and start rehearsing for the number,” she said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2010.
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