Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan will be coming together on screen for their second film, Zero, after Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Kat plays a diva who is battling alcoholism in the film, and reportedly did a lot of research for her character by studying the lives of actual celebrities who dealt with the problem in real life.
According to a few reports, Katrina has a screen time of only 25 minutes in the film. Why then, an actress of her stature would agree to do such a role at this stage in her career?!
I think you have to see the film in totality. Honestly, I had thoughts initially – someone’s screen time is more and I don’t need to do this. But both Aanand Sir and Shah Rukh were so insistent and persistent that this was something which they really felt was going to be important for me to do.
Aanand Rai is a director I have so much respect for and he seemed so certain that this was a journey he was not going to let me down on, one which was very important for me and I took that leap. It’s ok in a career which has been going on for some time, it’s ok to take a little step outside of what one normally thinks and see what happens.