Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif has been making headlines for a long time. From her break-up news with Ranbir Kapoor to Rs 55 lakh spent on her "Fitoor" look, the actress has been the talk of the town recently.
However, Katrina called the reports of her hair colour costing a whopping Rs 55 lakh "baseless". "I don't even think that's possible, even if you want to. It is a kind of slightly sensationalised piece of news that comes out and gets highlighted, which turns out to be baseless," Katrina told IANS in a telephonic interview.
She said as she is not in any social networking sites, she doesn't get a chance to contradict every rumour. She further explained why the director Abhishek Kapoor wanted her and Tabu's hair coloured red in the film.
"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," she added.
"This was an idea which Abhishek had. The thought behind it was that 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," she further explained.
It was earlier reported that Katrina was unable to find any professional hair stylist locally who could give her mane the shade of red required for the character. Thus, she hired a London-based hair colouring expert, for which she had to fly to London every few months for a fresh coat.
The reports suggest the producers had to face the expense of Rs 55 lakh just for Katrina's hair colour. However, now the actress has slammed such reports, and even director Abhishek Kapoor has called them outrageous in a statement.
Katrina and Aditya Roy Kapur's film will be released on 12 February. In "Fitoor," Aditya plays the character of Kashmiri lad Noor who falls in love with Katrina's character Firdaus. It is a love story that also features Tabu in a pivotal role. This is the Indian adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations".