Katrina Kaif breaks down at special screening of New York

Last week at a special screening of Kabir Khan’s New York, Katrina Kaif broke down after watching the film. “It was embarrassing. This has never happened to me before. I was deeply moved by the film. And I couldn’t believe what my director Kabir Khan had achieved in my performance. I kept staring at myself. ‘That’s me!’ I exclaimed at the end of the film.” This is the first time that Katrina has played a character who echoes her own personality. “So far all my characters have been pretty alien to me. Even the London girl in Chandigarh in Namastey London was not at all like me. But the girl in New York connects deeply with me. Or do I connect with her? It’s symbiotic, I think,” she says. When he saw what synthesis of ‘actor’ and ‘character’ had been achieved she simply broke down. Remembering that evening, Katrina says, “It was a very private screening. Only members of the cast, our director his wife and the producer were there. I’ve never been so impressed by any of my films. So far they’ve all been in the orbit of escapist entertainment. New York is my first realistic film. I’m proud of all my films. But this is new chapter in my career.” Katrina will be devoting the next two weeks solely to promoting the film. “So far our producers Yash Raj Films haven’t allowed us to talk about New York. Even now I can’t talk much about it without giving away the plot. But I’m very proud of what we’ve done.”

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