Shah Rukh Khan’s starrer Zero might have failed to receive a wide acceptance from the audience but it gave one of the most memorable performances by actress Katrina Kaif. The actress, who played the character of Babita Kumari in the film, recently spoke about whether her role is inspired by her real life or not. She was asked during a recent interview if she had to take cues from her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor while playing the character on screen. The actress answered by revealing that Babita is totally different from Katrina and their behaviours don’t coincide.
Katrina was talking to Film Companion when she explained where the line is drawn between her real self and the role of Babita. She said that the way Babita behaves in the film is ‘outlandish’. She added that she was expecting the audience to compare her character with what she had dealt in her personal life. 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.” She added, “To me the way she’s (Babita) talking (in the film), to me it is outlandish as a person that I am”.
Katrina Kaif in a still from Zero (Photo Courtesy: Instagram/@katrinakaif)
Earlier, elaborating around her character a bit more and how it’s different from her, Katrina told Hindustan Times, “Me as a person, I can literally not say something I wanna say for five years. I can be next to a person and not say something. If it’s a touchy situation if it makes me vulnerable if it exposes me and in some way, if I have to expose my feelings to you, so, I have to say, ‘You really hurt me and I don’t know if I will forgive you’. If it’s a personal matter or the matter of emotions, something which puts me in a possible and vulnerable position, I won’t do it”.
She added, “That is what I really liked about Babita Kumari because she says that. If Babita comes up to your face, she will provoke and taunt you, maybe that’s rude or obnoxious, fine. But it’s good, she is getting it out there, there’s nothing left inside, that’s important. Holding things inside like anger or resentment, that’s the worst possible thing”.