Both Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are currently busy with the promotions of their upcoming film ‘Bharat’. An Ali Abbas Zafar directorial, this film is an Indian adaptation of the Korean film ‘Ode To My Father’. As we have reported in the past that Salman wanted Kat to be felicitated with a National Award for her performance as Kumud in the film. During a sitting with the HT, he shared whether awards matter to him and answered the question if Katrina Kaif is his lucky charm.
He said for him, awards are not that much important, but when it comes to Katrina Kaif, she desires them.
“No, but they matter to her. She has worked really hard and it shouldn’t go waste. She has worked so hard on this film that it looks really natural. When it shows on screen that you are working hard, then that is not hard work. But when it looks effortless, that is hard work.”
He also added that Katrina will appear very different in Bharat.
“She has managed to do that in the film, with her dialogues, talafuz, and expressions. You will see a different Katrina in this film. She is also playing different age groups, and she has done a really good job.”
Whether Salman took a clear shot at award shows?
“For me, awards have never mattered. In fact, I want to put it in my contract, and send a notice that I shouldn’t be considered for any nominations. And, if they do nominate me, then they have to talk paisa with me. Humara naam daalenge nomination ke andar, aur show ka naam badhega. Free fund ke andar woh humse paisa kamaa ke jaayenge, humko nahi chahiye.”
When asked whether he reads his film’s reviews, his answer was,
“No, I don’t read the reviews (chuckles). I see the audiences’ reactions because for me, that is the most important factor.”
About Kat being his lucky charm he said, if Katrina’s presence was a success guarantee for Salman Khan, then his Yuvvraaj (2008) should also have worked at the box office.