Famously, it was poet-thinker Harindanath Chattopadhyay who said, “It’s very difficult to be simple”. By his reckoning , Katrina’s most difficult role is in Ek Tha Tiger. Director Kabir Khan who had earlier insisted on a no-makeup look for Katrina in New York has this time gone even further and insisted that she wear clothes from her own wardrobe which Katrina has happily done. As a friend of the actress says, “Casual wear is Katrina’s biggest joy in life. She hates to dress up and put on makeup. She is happiest when unadorned. No wonder we see her face plastered with a smile during the Ek Tha Tiger schedules.”
Interestingly it’s just the opposite for Katrina in the Yashraj film where she is throughout dressed up to look urbane cool. When it comes to the bitter vibes between Shah Rukh and Salman Khan even their co-star gets caught in the vehement crossfire in a most unexpected way. Hence it’s two different Katrina Kaifs shooting simultaneously with the Khan superstars for the same banner. Sartorially she is as far removed in Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger and Yash Chopra’s untitled film as humanly possible.
Salman’s girl in Tiger is minimalist in every sense. She talks less and wears practical comfortable clothes. Says a source close to Katrina, “Katrina is dressed completely like an average city girl of today on Ek Tha Tiger. That basically means she’s for the first time dressing up for a role exactly the way she dresses up in real life. Katrina even dug into her own wardrobe for this part. For the Yashji’s film Katrina was given a far more chic appearance. Even when she is doing a casual song in the park the ‘casual’ look has been considerably worked upon.”