‘I think he shouldn’t have retired. It is sad that he has announced his retirement `
He is a legend and I don’t think anyone can match him. I feel I am honoured to be part of his last film, ‘ she told reporters from Chicago. ‘He is an amazing person. He has a great sense of emotion and passion for cinema. It was great working with him, ‘ she said. `
Recollecting an incident while she was shooting for the film, Katrina said that there was a scene which she couldn’t get right despite her repeated attempts. `
‘Everyone from Shah Rukh to Aditya Chopra tried to explain to me about how to get it right. But it was Yashji who understood that I was nervous and hence couldn’t get it right. So he started cracking jokes, since he understood what I was going through. That was an amazing moment. `
He is a very sharp person.’ She said it was at the premiere of ‘Veer Zaara’ when she watched a scene where Shah Rukh picks up Priety Zinta on a bridge, that she wished she could get to do a Yash Chopra film. ‘I was aspiring to do a film with him and it eventually happened. I am happy and honoured.’ Katrina said she felt intimidated by Shah Rukh Khan while working in the film. `
‘I was initially intimidated by him. I had to find a way to connect with him as an actor. Once that awkwardness was gone, I felt he is very caring. He gave me certain tips for a romantic film, like I should look into the eyes whenever we were together for a scene, ‘ she said.