This is the first time that Katrina has played a character who echoes her own personality. "So far all my characters have been pretty alien to me. Even the London girl in Chandigarh in Namastey London was not at all like me. But the girl in New York connects deeply with me. Or do I connect with her? It's symbiotic, I think," she says.
When she saw what synthesis of 'actor' and 'character' had been achieved she simply broke down.
Remembering that evening, Katrina says, "It was a very private screening. Only members of the cast, our director, his wife and the producer were there. I've never been so impressed by any of my films. So far they've all been in the orbit of escapist entertainment. New York is my first realistic film. I'm proud of all my films. But this is new chapter in my career."
Katrina will be devoting the next two weeks solely to promoting the film. "So far our producers Yash Raj Films haven't allowed us to talk about New York. Even now I can't talk much about it without giving away the plot. But I'm very proud of what we've done."