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Katrina Kaif expresses her desire to work in South Indian movies

Katrina Kaif poses during the trailer launch of her film ‘Phone Bhoot’ in Mumbai on Oct.10, 2022. AFP

Katrina Kaif, who is currently awaiting the release of her upcoming horror-comedy movie “Phone Bhoot,” has shared that she would like to do movies from South India. The actress has done some films down south like the 2004 Telugu release “Malliswari” and “Allari Pidugu,” which came out in 2005, and the Malayalam film “Balram vs. Tharadas.”

Elaborating on the southward shift of her future plans, Katrina told IANS: “If ever there’s a script which is compelling enough and has a strong character, language won’t be a barrier for me. We have some phenomenal directors working in south India.” She went on to lavish praise on Mani Ratnam and his recent release, “Ponniyin Selvan: 1.”

“The best and the most recent example is Mani Ratnam sir’s ‘Ponniyin Selvan: 1’. Such an amazing film, na? Such grandeur, beautiful frames and music. To make a film on such a big scale at this stage in his life, that proves the mettle of an iconic director.” “Phone Bhoot,” which is Katrina’s first film after her marriage with Vicky Kaushal, also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter.

The film, produced by Excel Entertainment, is set to arrive in cinemas on Nov.4, 2022. Katrina said, “The most fun aspect of playing a ghost was the world of the film itself. I realised that it’s been quite a few years since I did a comedy film. So, there was some kind of desire to get back on a film set which entailed laughter and quirkiness and a taut script.”

Praising the writers of the film, she further mentioned, “’Phone Bhoot’ is a film where you can see that writers have created something that they have been really passionate about for years together. They have infused a lot of things, including the pop-culture references and the gags in script and the dialogues, and it will show on the screen when the viewers get to see it.”

“Phone Bhoot” has been directed by Gurmmeet Singh, who is known for his work on the crime-drama streaming show ‘Mirzapur’. The film, written by Ravi Shankaran and Jasvinder Singh Bath, will also mark Kartina’s first film after her marriage with Vicky Kaushal. Meanwhile, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Saturday announced that the third installment of his “Tiger” franchise has a new release date. The film will hit the theatres on Diwali 2023 now.

Announcing the same, Salman tweeted: “Tiger has a new date... Diwali 2023 it is! Celebrate #Tiger3 with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. #katrinakaif #ManeeshSharma.” He also shared a glimpse of himself from the film. In the photo, only the eye of the actor and his wrist were visible as the rest of his face was hidden behind a scarf.

Helmed by Maneesh Sharma, “Tiger 3” will feature Salman and Katrina Kaif. The movie will also feature a cameo by Shah Rukh Khan, who will reprise his role of “Pathaan.” The actioner reportedly stars Emraan Hashmi as the antagonist.

Indo-Asian News Service


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