“Katrina Kaif Talks Spy Showdown and Preferred Sidekick in YRF Universe”



Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone play pivotal roles in the YRF Spy Universe, with Katrina portraying Zoya in the Tiger franchise and Deepika taking on the character Rubai in Pathaan. Both actresses have garnered acclaim for their impressive action sequences. In a recent interview with India Today, Katrina shared her thoughts on a hypothetical face-off between Zoya and Deepika’s character, Rubai, in a dream showdown.

Katrina Kaif speculated, β€œSee, let’s put it this way. I don’t know all the backstories, but Zoya to me seems the most experienced agent. So with experience comes more fighting experience. I leave it to you to decide.”
When asked to choose her preferred sidekick between Shah Rukh Khan’s titular character in Pathaan and Hrithik Roshan’s role as Kabir in the movie War, Katrina responded, β€œThis is a phenomenal film I’m doing, first of all, where Pathaan or Kabir is my sidekick! The wonderful thing about the Spy Universe is that all the characters are so well-written and have a strong identity of their own that you kind of can put any piece anywhere. Every piece fits beautifully. That’s in the strength of the characters.”
On the work front, Katrina recently starred in Tiger 3 alongside Salman Khan and Emraan Hashmi, reprising her role as Zoya Humaimi, a former ISI agent. Shifting focus, she’s set for Sriram Raghavan’s suspenseful film Merry Christmas with Vijay Sethupathi, now slated for a January 2024 release instead of December 8. However, her involvement in Farhan Akhtar’s road movie Jee Le Zaraa with Priyanka Chopra and Alia Bhatt is currently on hold due to logistical challenges and production issues.
In 2023, Deepika achieved remarkable success with the blockbuster hits Pathaan and Jawan. Looking into 2024, she is set to begin the year with Siddharth Anand’s Fighter, where she co-stars with Hrithik Roshan. Following this, she’ll be seen in Nag Ashwin’s sci-fi thriller, Kalki 2898 AD, alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Prabhas, and Disha Patani. Additionally, Deepika is a part of Rohit Shetty’s Singham Again, slated for release in cinemas during the Independence Day weekend.