Most actors like to be politically correct, especially when speaking in the media, but not Katrina Kaif.
Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar in a still from Welcome.
The 32-year-old has no qualms in accepting that in the initial stages of her career, she did choose films based purely on instinct and not on scripts.
Asked if she ever chose a film without reading the script, she agreed that she had. “Ideally, I should say no, but yes, I have signed films without reading scripts. I don’t exactly remember which ones but it has to be one of those earlier films like Welcome, Singh is Kingg, etc,” says Kat.
“In fact, I don’t even think they had bound scripts back then. Sometimes, when you hear a script without reading it, you can take home an untrue perspective of the story. So, for this one film I did, I heard the script and told my friends that I was the main character in the film. Honestly, that is what I understood, but it turned out later that I had a very supporting kind of role. But for the last 5-6 years, everyone in the industry works with a bound script, and that is a good thing,” she added.
However, Kat confesses that while working for a big banner, she does give reading the script a miss, even now. “Sometimes you don’t want to read the script. Like in case of Jab Tak Hai Jaan or Ek Tha Tiger, you can be sure about your role.”