Now, a film on Ka­t­rina Kaif

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Ac­tor Ka­t­rina Kaif (above; left) seems to have in­spired a char­ac­ter in di­rec­tor Pan Nalin’s (above; right) lat­est film, which was the first run­ner-up at the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val.

In­ci­den­tally, in the film, Am­rit Maghera plays the role of an ac­tor who comes to In­dia to try her luck in the industry, but can’t speak Hindi. Ka­t­rina, too, moved to Mum­bai to make it big in Bol­ly­wood back in the early 2000s. The 32-yearold’s in­abil­ity to speak Hindi flu­ently made head­lines on sev­eral oc­ca­sions at the time.

Con­firm­ing the story, Pan says, “Ka­t­rina is a hugely suc­cess­ful star in In­dia, and when we were writ­ing, one char­ac­ter seemed to be fol­low­ing her ca­reer graph.”

He adds that the film is not com­pletely based on Kat. “Even though we haven’t shown Ka­t­rina’s en­tire jour­ney, we surely were in­spired by it. We had Am­rit play the role of a girl, who, de­spite fac­ing cul­tural and lin­gual hin­drances, mi­grated to In­dia from Lon­don, to make a ca­reer in act­ing,” says Pan.

Ka­t­rina is a hugely suc­cess­ful star in In­dia, and when we were writ­ing, one char­ac­ter seemed to be fol­low­ing her ca­reer graph Pan Nalin, film­maker

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