Ranbir, Katrina to emulate Aishwarya-Abhishek?
One of Bollywood’s favourite couples, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif are due to be seen together on the silver screen for the fourth time in ‘Jagga Jasoos’. The pair has previously acted together in ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani’, ‘Rajneeti’ and, more recently, ‘Bombay Talkies’. While these movies were received well enough, this movie is much awaited because this is their first movie together after their status as a couple became known. In fact, it has been reported that the duo are set to get married in the near future. How will the couple handle the pressure to perform?
Ranbir and Katrina could perhaps seek guidance from Bollywood A-listers Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan. Ash and Abhishek appeared in the film ‘Guru’ just before they were scheduled to get married. The 2007 biographical film based on the life of textile tycoon turned business magnate Dhirubhai Ambani gained a lot of media and public attention not only because it was based on Ambani but also because of the great interest in the couple’s love life. The duo was set to be married, and people wanted to watch their on screen chemistry. The film went on to become a hit in India while it was given a blockbuster status in the United States of America. Other power couples who have had box office hits in the not so distant past are Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor as well as Ajay Devgan and Kajol. Interestingly, both Ranbir and Katrina have made successful films with their exes Deepika Padukone and Salman Khan respectively.
Ranbir may well be hoping that his relationship with Katrina attracts the masses as this is his first home production. The film has been extensively shot in Cape Town in South Africa. Katrina has also been working hard to put in a convincing performance. She has even trained in Krav Maga, which is an Israeli martial art. This is to reinforce the training in martial arts she undertook for ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. Interest may be further piqued as it has been rumoured that the couple had a spat on the set because Katrina is believed to have pointed out that some stunts in the film have already been used in another movie. Shooting has also been slow because Ranbir is simultaneously shooting for Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’. ‘Jagga Jasoo’s should complete shooting by the end of the year. The film is scheduled to be released in May 2015.