Talking to IANS in a telephone interview from Mumbai, the actress clarified, “I don’t even think that’s possible, even if you want to… It is all a kind of slightly sensationalised piece of news that comes out and gets highlighted, which more often than not turns out to be baseless.”
Regarding the style of her hair colour in the film, Kaif said it was the director Abhishek Kapoor’s idea, “This was an idea which Abhishek had. The thought behind it was when the leaves fall in Kashmir and the whole ground turns red… It was a symbolic connection as the colour red signifies passion, love and fire.”
Kaif who recently launched L’Oreal Paris’ new La Vie En Rose signature collection, also added, “We took a lot of pictures and a lot of discussion and once we had locked in on the hair colour, and then just took one day to do it and shot the whole film in three to four months. Then I dyed the colour back, and it was black again.”
Kaif also issued a statement denying the fabricated stories around her ‘multi – million hair colour’ which according to some media outlets, pointed out the money could have been used to fund education.
“The wonderful thing about being an actor is that people are interested in what you do. But there are also lots of misleading and untrue articles that also come out. And because I am not on any social media platform yet, I don’t have the chance to contradict every rumour.
“The team who worked on my hair, did a great job. It was a great idea put forward by Abhishek. As kind and wonderful that our producers are, I don’t think they are that kind. I don’t think I would have been very nervous had Abhishek not been very confident in supporting me.”
Filmmaker Kapoor has also runniahed aside the rumours.
In a statement of his own, Kapoor said, ”
“I can’t help but smile when I read these speculative reports of money spent on Katrina’s hair. They are outrageous. But what’s important is Katrina and Tabu (who also sports red hair) both look amazing and in my humble opinion, their hair even more so. So let’s just compliment the ladies.”
Fitoor is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Great Expectations. Kaif will play Firdaus while Adaitya Roy Kaput will portray the character of Noor.
The film also casts Aditi Rao Hydari, Lara Dutta and Rahul Bhatt. Fitoor will hit the theatres on February 12.