“Main Madhuri Dixit nahin banna chahti hoon’ could well be the cry of this young actor. Katrina Kaif, who is acting in Farah Khan’s next film, denied rumours that her character was being modelled on Madhuri Dixit. “Farah treats songs in her distinct style. I look up to Madhuri as an actor. For me her performance and screen presence are an inspiration but I am certainly not acting like her,” said Kaif. In the film Kaif said she plays a struggling actress, “who expresses every emotion over the top. I’m quite a drama queen. I decided to take a chance with this role because I do not want the audiences to be bored watching me play the same kind of role,” said she. While she is happy to work with different directors, Kaif is clear that each one expects a different role from her. “For one, women are a metaphor to be expressed differently while another looks upon them as strong characters. My job is to do justice to both roles.”
On a roll
He’s lost weight, courted controversy, fought court cases and, just when things looked bleak, came out a winner. Singer Adnan Sami, who has had more than his share of unhappiness, confesses that after a long time his life is on a roll. “We’ve adopted a little boy, my son Azan has composed some great music and my acting debut is slated for October; isn’t that great?” he asks with childlike glee. Sami continues to sing for Bollywood but clarified that his acting debut will not be that of a musician nor will he run around trees. “Of course it will have songs but there is drama and I have to act,”. Meanwhile Sami was to record an album with the Jacksons, which will be out by 2011. “The venue of the concert has changed but I am still in touch with the family and will know when finalised, “said Sami.
If there ever was a man mesmerised by India, it has to be cricketer Brett Lee. Not content with playing in India and against the Indians, Lee quickly diversified: he played music, walked the ramp and is now set to turn designer. At a recent fashion show, Lee announced that he was ready to introduce his line of clothing in the country. “I am ready to bring my range of clothes here,” said he, adding that he was already in discussion with four or five major partners and in the next few months would have finalised everything. “I love India and its culture and am able to understand it so to bring in my clothes will not be difficult. I understand what to offer,” said Lee. With Bollywood never being far from him, Lee conceded that he had a few offers but, “will have to see that the role is good and sensible. Soon you may see me in some production,” said he with a disarming smile.