In a year which has been dominated by Deepika Padukone, all eyes are now on Katrina Kaif to strike big before closing of the year. Though it has been a largely uneventful year for the actress as far as her Bollywood releases are concerned, she is looking forward to some cheers with 'Dhoom 3' marking an end to the year.
"More than anything else, it is also the consistency that matters," a filmmaker adds, "She has never done films in haste and almost all her choices have borne fruit. Let's not forget that she has had nine successes or at least average runners in a row and her last flop was way back in 2008 (Yuvvraaj). The kind of glorious run that she has enjoyed is unparalleled."
Though it is a given that with just a single release this year, Katrina would have to make the most out of 'Dhoom 3', the fact remains that the franchise factor as well as numerous positives going in the film's favour would make her confident of an impending success ahead.
"It is a given that the film would open well. However Katrina requires much more than just that," an insider comments, "The stakes have gone further higher up for her due to two reasons. First and foremost she hasn't seen a release for over a year with 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' being her last film. On the other hand, the interim period has seen Deepika Padukone run far ahead in the race by accumulating over Rs. 600 crores with her four releases (Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Ram Leela)."
While that is a huge total indeed that would take some time to be surpassed, for Katrina the first milestone is for 'Dhoom 3' to cross the Rs. 200 crore mark so that she enters the elite exclusive club which currently has members like 'Chennai Express' and '3 Idiots'.
Post that she would well be hoping that her fresh lot of films as well as 'Bang Bang', which would be resuming the shoot soon, would keep the flag high in months to come as well.