Friday, June 21, 2024

Katrina Kaif: Ka Haal Ba!

Guess Katrina Kaif’s diction woes have finally rested. People around her claim vociferously that now she not only speaks in fluent Hindi (hopefully…let Raajneeti release!), but also Bhojpuri! Recently, she stunned the natives of Patna when she called out to them ‘Ka Haal Ba, Patna’! Hmm…accentuated vernacular language! Good going Kat!
Filmmaker Prakash Jha launched TV channel Morya last week with a lot of glitz and glamour. His Raajneeti actors, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpai and Katrina Kaif, were present for the launch in Patna along with Bhojpuri stars Ravi Kishan and Manoj Tiwari. Jha requested Katrina to speak in Bhojpuri, the local language. A source said that considering that Katrina speaks Hindi with difficulty; she had goose bumps when she was asked to speak in Bhojpuri. However, Jha gave her three tutors – Manoj Tiwari, Ravi Kishan and Manoj Bajpai – all of whom can speak the language with great ease. Katrina was willing to learn. However, they could manage to teach her only one line, as it was difficult for her to understand. Waah! Mere tall claims, we must say! God how much people can fuss about literally nothing!
However, instead of saying ‘haal ba’, she kept on repeating ‘halba’, which sounded like ‘halwa’. Bajpai and Ravi Kishan burst out laughing at this and kept pulling her leg. That’s when we explained to her the difference between halwa, a sweet and ‘haal ba’, meaning how are you. Although Katrina took time to learn the line, she repeated it quite confidently on the dais. The crowd went berserk on hearing her. In fact, everyone was impressed with Katrina’s determination and persistence. No wonder (pun intended!)!

Courtesy of filmnirvana.com

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