Mumbai: Question: In Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, you look like a chirpier version of your character in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara…
Katrina Kaif: I will have to say there is absolutely no similarity between the two. In MBKD, I had to completely let my hair down because my role is a lot quirkier. She is completely mad at times. In fact, it took me a while to completely feel the madness, but I guess that’s the challenge.
Question: Imran Khan says this is your best performance ever.
Katrina Kaif: I have to confess that Imran and I come from completely different schools of thought. I never thought he had a great opinion on anything. But, I think we learnt to appreciate each other’s eccentricities.
Question: You are working with Salman after four years in Ek Tha Tiger. Are you nervous about spending so much more time with him?
Katrina Kaif: Well, it’s been a while since we’ve worked together apart from a few cameos now and then. I can’t deny my equation with him has changed. It does with everyone. But we are still very good friends and that’s not changed.
Question: How do you manage to maintain a friendship despite so much being written about the two of you?
Katrina Kaif: You can’t really be bothered by everything people write. When you are at a stage in life where you are doing well, I guess a lot will be written. Salman is at a place where he is working that much harder, so there is little time to think about much else.
Question: Is it true that you switch off your phone and cut-off from the world every time you have to shoot with Salman?
Katrina Kaif: Not at all! I have a life beyond this. I wake up, go to work, come back and hang out with friends. That won’t change irrespective of whom I am working with.
Question: Why are you a part of cat-fights with everyone from Anushka to Kareena?
Katrina Kaif: I know scandals sell, but not at the cost of someone’s work or reputation. I would be lying if I say these stories don’t affect me. But I speak for myself when I say that I’m not agitated by competition. I don’t know about the rest, but I know how to handle it.
Question: So you will be comfortable working with Anushka in your next film with SRK?
Katrina Kaif: Of course I will. Plus, Anushka is doing a great job and it would be great to work with her.
Question: You will be working with SRK for the first time too. Do you know him personally?
Katrina Kaif: We’ve met at a few award functions. That’s all.
Question: A political party wanted you to endorse their work sometime back. Would you ever think of getting into politics?
Katrina Kaif: I will get involved in social work, but never in politics.