KARACHI: After films like Krrish and Ra-One, one assumes the standard archetype of a Bollywood superhero is someone who saves the world, falls in love with a diva, often when he rescues her, she becomes his weakness until he eliminates anyone who might harm her.. or the world. However, the upcoming superhero film, directed by Ali Abbas Zafar employs a female superhero, a character that will be played by Katrina Kaif. What is more interesting to note here is that she does not need a man for her story to progress, she is fine on her own.
Bollywood is finally writing better roles for women on screen. “Well, I don’t need a man opposite Katrina in this film. She herself is the hero as well.” He spoke to Times of India. Katrina Kaif has worked with Zafar for films like Tiger Zinda Hai and Bharat in the past. However, this will be the first time Bollywood will welcome her (or any woman for that matter) as a superhero featuring on the big screen. He also said, “This film will be mounted on a huge scale and will be very new and different. Katrina won’t have a romantic track in it.”
It is refreshing for fans to see India’s first superheroine with motivations other than romance defining her motives and purpose. People are excited about the benchmark being set from the get-go.
So far, not much has been revealed about the premise or Katrina Kaif’s character in the film. What we do know is that the film will be shot in four countries.
“There’s still a lot of prep work left in the preproduction stages which we are currently in. Anyway, I have decided that it will be Poland, Georgia, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Uttarakhand where I will shoot the film,” revealed Zafar to Times of India.
Katrina Kaif has reportedly started her martial arts training for her superhero character in the film and has been a dedicated learner. According to her director, she does not need to focus on toning her body or losing her weight. “Martial arts karte karte toning ho jayegi. (While she trains for martial arts, her body will tone automatically.)”