Katrina Kaif,who won critical acclaim for her performance in Prakash Jha’s ‘Rajneeti’,is likely to feature in its sequel as well.
Director-producer Prakash Jha has already announced plans of making a follow-up to the hit 2010 political thriller.
In ‘Rajneeti’,Katrina played the role of Indu,who was shown to be reluctantly drawn into the murky world of politics after her husband,Prithvi (played by Arjun Rampal),is killed. At the end of the film,the widowed Indu was shown to be pregnant.
“I did hear the idea about the sequel from Prakashji,I think it was brilliant. The only thing is that most of the characters from the first film have been killed,so he has to set up whole thing again. The story line,the idea that he told me about ‘Rajneeti 2’ is amazing and I hope everything comes on properly,” Katrina said in an interview.
“I think he is busy with another film ‘Satyagrah’. If something really falls in place then it is good because I genuinely feel it is a good idea. It is something that excited me. I hope things fall in place,” she said.
In ‘Rajneeti’ the characters played by Ajay Devgan,Manoj Bajpayee,Naseeruddin Shah,Arjun Rampal and Sarah Thompson die on screen. However,there are chances that Nana Patekar might return in its sequel.
But Ranbir Kapoor is not likely to be a part of the second instalment as he reportedly decided to drop out of the film because his schedule is packed with other plum assignments.
Is ‘Rajneeeti’ sequel going to be women-oriented? “I don’t know as he (Jha) has given me a one-line brief about it. He has not called me for the full script as he is working on two films -‘Chakravyuh’ and ‘Satyagrah’.”
When asked if she intended to do a serious film like ‘Rajneeti’,the 28-year-old actress said,”It is not a serious film. If another good film like that comes to me I will do it. ‘Rajneeti’ is a script that has been worked upon with time,like a lot of time was spent on research”.
Katrina is gearing up for the Independence Day release of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ opposite ex-beau Salman Khan whom she had recommended to director Kabir Khan for the film.
“Kabir is dear friend of mine. We did ‘New York’ in 2009. He spoke to me about ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ after ‘New York’ was released. I liked his idea of and told him I will do it. When I was performing at a function Kabir told me that he wanted to meet Salman considering that I know him in person,” she said.
“I told Kabir that he must meet Salman and talk about the idea as he liked his work earlier. So I asked him to try his luck with Salman,but I was not sure whether he will do the film,” she said.
Katrina said she was “overjoyed” when Salman came on board for the romantic-action-thriller ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.
“When I got to know that Salman has signed the film,I was very happy. To get a good person to act… best person like him to act in this film… in that way I was happy for Kabir,” she added.