Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi’s Phone Bhoot hit the theatres today. This horror comedy revolves around a ghost played by Kaif and two ghostbusters essayed by the boys (Khatter and Chaturvedi). The ghost strikes a deal with these ghostbusters to help other ghosts, and things will never be the same again for any of them. The movie has garnered rave reviews so far.
A few days ago, a special screening was held in Mumbai for industry insiders and close friends. In an interview, Kaif opened up about what made her say yes to Phone Bhoot. “I think it was just phenomenal writing. Comedy is one of my favourite genres. I had not done a comedy film in quite some time, and I found this script absolutely funny. After a point you don’t have to calculate and go with your gut, you are just going with an instinct, it’s a feeling, and that’s the basis of how you chose your films,” she said.
This also marks the coming together of Khattar and Kaif, and the young actor was all praises for Kaif. On the other hand, Chaturvedi revealed how it felt overwhelming to work with a big star like Kaif. “The idea of Katrina Kaif is just too… overwhelming. On the first day of the sets, when she is in her costume and the camera rolls, you are like, ‘Wow, the day has arrived.’ I don’t have any words to describe that feeling. It truly is overwhelming,” he said in an interview.
He further added, “A day before the shoot, I can’t sleep, I am restless, on the set I am sweating and nervous because I am going to be doing a scene with her. But the moment they say ‘action’, something happens, and I can see characters and become them. For me, it is action-reaction. As soon as they say cut, I just (exhale) and go, ‘I just did a scene with her!”
The movie has been directed by Gurmmeet Singh and has been backed by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. Apart from the lead actors the movie also has actors like Jackie Shroff, Sheeba Chaddha, Nidhi Bisht, and Manu Rishi Chadha.
This is the only film that Kaif did this year and it has been one film a year for Kat for the past couple of years. The new year will see her in Merry Christmas and Tiger 3.
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