Last week, Katrina spotted Ali, whom she had seen and liked in Tere Bin Laden, at a party. Knowing that they were scheduled to work together, Katrina enthusiastically approached Ali, only to be greeted with a polite but blank smile.
Says an eyewitness, “Ali clearly didn"t recognize Katrina. Though he was polite, he had a quizzical who-are-you look on his face. It was an embarrassing moment for Katrina. But she handled it with aplomb. She introduced herself as his co-star in the Yash Raj film that they were going to be doing, welcomed him to Mumbai and walked off."
When asked about this embarrassing incident, Katrina shrugged it off with a laugh, “It"s true. Ali looked at me quite strangely at the party last week. What"s the big deal? He"s new to Bollywood. It will take him time to know everyone. I"ve been here for four years. I still don"t know everyone."
The story of Jab-Ali-met-Katrina doesn"t end there. It seems Katrina had loads of fun at Ali"s expense the day after the party incident.
Letting out a prankster"s chuckle Katrina says, “I met Ali at the Yashraj office a day after the party. I went up to him and said I hope he recognizes me."
Ali, of course, didn"t know where to look.
Hopefully now he won"t have a problem recognizing Katrina since they"re shooting together.
It seems Pakistan"s pop icon Ali Zafar, who is now in Mumbai to pursue a career in movies has a lot of catching up to do on the who"s who of the film industry. Last week at a party he failed to recognize Katrina Kaif although she is his co-star in the Yashraj film that Ali has signed.