Katrina Kaif dressed in a short ghagra-choli for Farah Khan's film Tees Maar Khan in the April heat.
The actress, with her midriff exposed, is thrilled to bits that her body responded like a dream to her new diet and exercise regime.
Katrina is also excited that in 2010, she is doing films that are slated to take her several notches higher as a superstar and as a performer.
Asked by Bombay Times about her dream body, Katrina replied: “It took me 18 days to get into shape. My trainer Yasmin worked out a programme with a set target to look the way I am in this photograph. If you need to lose weight or get into shape, your mind and body must be co-ordinated. You have to be in a happy state while exercising. All I said to myself before getting into this short ghagra-choli is, ‘I must look right for it.' The dance rehearsals were also one form of exercise. I am a fairly healthy eater. I don't eat pizzas and pakodas. I prefer Chinese and Japanese cuisine. A lot of it is fish based.”
Asked whether her contract says she would not wear a bikini, Katrina replied: “There is no need to put these things in a contract. Obviously I discuss what I will wear and will not with my film-makers.”
Asked whether she, Kareena and Priyanka were competing for the Number One slot, Katrina said: “I don't think so. If one of us can't accept a role, which the other one does because of simple things like date issues, the press makes a hullabaloo. That is part of the movie business. However, this doesn't make us arch rivals. Since there is just certain number of actresses who are marketable, certain projects keep doing the rounds. What is wrong in that? The role in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby was offered to Sandra Bullock before it went to Hillary Swank. I don't see anyone in Hollywood creating a drama or hysteria about it. Here in Bollywood, people try to make it seem like we are kids in the playground.”
Katrina said: “I have got a good feeling about the projects I have accepted this year. Tees Maar Khan, Zoya Akhtar's Running with the Bulls, Tarun Mansukhani's Dostana-2, Anurag Basu's film with Ranbir Kapoor and Prakash Jha's Raajneeti are all films that I think are right for me. I go by my gut feel.”