When Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif met for a shoot on Monday it was just like old times when they shot for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and Raajneeti last year.
The competitive spirit has taken over Raajneeti in a big way. Both Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif see the film as a passport to the National awards.
With stalwarts like Naseeruddin Shah, Manoj Bajpai, Nana Patekar and Ajay Devgn in the cast, the young stars of the show have decided to pull out all stops to ensure their performances are noticed at the right places.
“Katrina and Ranbir have surrendered themselves completely to the project and will do whatever is required” says Prakash Jha, the director of Raajneeti.
All efforts are now on by Ranbir and Katrina to ensure optimum audience participation in Raajneeti. A music video, only a part of which will be included in the film and the rest used for promotion, is to be shot.
Says the director Prakash Jha, “We certainly don't want to pitch Raajneeti as a dry political drama. Ranbir and Katrina are big commercial stars. We want their fans to see our film as an entertainer. At an edited length of about 3 hours' playing-time we want viewers to be glued to the edge of their seats. I wouldn't call it a multi- star cast film. I'd call it a multi-actor film.”
With the Ranbir-Katrina jodi being hotter-than-July a certain amount of spicing up is certainly the order of the day. And the hit jodi is more than willing to shoot extra days to ensure the product gets them maximum attention. On Monday Ranbir and Katrina did some additional shooting for Raajneeti at Mona Shourie's Future Studios long after their dates for Rajneeti had dried up.
Ranbir Kapoor just back from Las Vegas rushed to the shooting. Closeups and continuity shots were shot with the two. A sizzling music video featuring Ranbir, Katrina and Arjun Rampal is also on the cards. So who says politicians can't dance?
Says Prakash, “We did some patchwork shooting on Monday, close-ups, etc. Yes. It's for the betterment of the end-product. We all want Rajneeti to be a big success. Katrina and Ranbir have surrendered themselves completely to the project and will do whatever is required.”