Katrina Kaif goes London for New Year celebration – Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero released last week but failed to make a mark. The film garnered mixed reviews, with a sizable number of people panning it, while a small group appreciating its performances. Among the three principal characters, Katrina Kaif’s portrayal as Babita Kumari has come up for praise.
Playing a dark and disturbed character, Katrina got into the skin of the character with all its complexities. However, on social media, her portrayal as a star who is caught in the midst of a nasty break-up with another actor, played by Abhay Deol, seems to reflect her real-life break-up with Ranbir Kapoor. Now, speaking to Film Companion, Katrina has cleared the air on the similarities between the fictional character and its supposed reflection of her life. Speaking to Anupama Chopra, Katrina said: “I knew that people are gonna try (and connect the dots) but I also knew that when they see the film they can’t do that because the pitch of that character is so different. The pitch of that character is not me. that’s not me. That’s not my behaviour. To me the way she’s talking, to me it is outlandish as a person that I am.”
Zero is the journey of a dwarf who travels from Meerut to America and in the process, meets and falls for reigning superstar called Babita Kumari, played by Katrina Kaif. His inspiration is Aafia Yusufzai Bhinder, played by Anushka Sharma, a brilliant scientist with cerebral palsy.