Katrina misses flight; Mallya’s jet comes to her rescue

By Subhash K. Jha, IANS,

Mumbai : Britain-born actress Katrina Kaif, who is the face of Vijay Mallya’s Indian Premier League (IPL) Bangalore Royal Challengers cricket team, missed her flight to Bangalore but the business tycoon’s jet came to her rescue.

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“I was shooting in Goa and had to catch a flight to Bangalore for the IPL match on Saturday. But I missed my flight. Fortunately, Vijay Mallya had me flown in his jet or I wouldn’t have been able to make it,” Katrina told IANS.

“That’s one of the advantages of being the brand ambassador for Mallya’s team. You know they’ll make sure you’d reach where you are required to, in spite of maddening schedules,” added the actress.

Katrina loves cricket.

“Everyone in London is crazy about the game. So I kind of grew up with the game. Here in India too it’s a passion. So when Mallya asked me to be their brand ambassador, I agreed. I’ve known him for years and can’t say no to him. We shot the music video with Sanjay Gupta and it was great fun.”

She loves watching the IPL games and cheering for her team.

“The only thing I hate is to have fans approaching me, not because I don’t like to connect with fans. In fact, I love it. But while watching a match, I don’t want to be disturbed. People tend to get in the way when the matches are on.”

The lovely lass from London, who gave four hits last year, including “Namastey London” and “Welcome”, is now learning to connect with the public.

“Whether it’s the IPL matches or my songs or dances for movies, I think I’ve really started having fun only now after ‘Race’. I’ve never enjoyed my dancing so much. Yeah, I think I’m finally unwinding both on screen and on stage. I recently started enjoying dancing on stage. I realised that at the Zee awards. Earlier, I had neither the songs nor the confidence. Now I guess I’ve a bit of both.”