Katrina Kaif had ever asked Ranbir Kapoor when he was drunk after saying he was behind the success of her songs like Sheila Ki Jawani, Chikni Chameli, Mashallah and Kamli. During a media interaction in 2017, prior to the release of their film Jagga Jasoos, Ranbir had also said he taught her “expressions and variations” for the songs, but “there was no gratitude” on her part. (Read also | When Ranbir Kapoor joked about Kangana Ranaut-Hrithik Roshan feud, Katrina made Kaif laugh)
Katrina is featured in several popular songs such as Sheila Ki Jawani by Tees Maar Khan (2010). The actor also starred in Mashallah of Ek Tha Tiger and Chikni Chameli of Agneepath (2012), and Kamli of Dhoom 3 (2013).
While interacting, Ranbir had said: “She’s the super hit machine, every movie of hers is a super hit. We used to joke that she should touch our movie and it would be a super hit. I don’t think there is a bigger star than Katrina has been in the film industry. Every generation, every decade there is a new superstar and I think Katrina’s achievements are really incredible and I hope she can double it in the next 10 years.”
About his dancing skills, the actor had said: ‘It’s a bit difficult for me. I’m not as talented as she is, I love her, the way she dances. Not many people know that when she did Sheila Ki Jawani, Chikni Chameli, Mashallah, Kamli such great songs, I was the one who made it a success. I let her rehearse, taught her expressions and variations. You showed no gratitude for this.” Katrina turned and asked him, “Peeke aya hai kya (Are you drunk)?”
Katrina and Ranbir reportedly dated for a few years before ending their relationship in 2016. They starred together in several films such as Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti (2010) and Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos (2017).
Fans will soon see Katrina in the horror comedy Phone Bhoot, which comes out on November 4. The film also stars Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi. She has several other projects in the pipeline including Tiger 3 with Salman Khan and Merry Christmas with Vijay Sethupathi. She is also signed to Jee Le Zaraa starring Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra.
Ranbir will next be seen in Brahmastra with Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna. Directed by Ayan Mukerji, it is slated to hit theaters on September 9. He also has Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Animal. The film is set to hit theaters on August 11, 2023.