Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Italian actress Caterina Murino says that she was lucky to be a part of her upcoming Hindi film “Fever” as she feels that her co-star Rajeev Khandelwal is not just any actor, but an actor linked to quality.
“I didn’t know him before and he told me during the movie about his idea in his career of choosing very specific movies and I was very impressed. With all the fans writing to him on the internet that they were really expecting him in a new movie, in a new performance, I said ‘wow, I got lucky’ because he is not any actor. It’s someone whose name is linked to quality.
“So any movie with him is a quality movie and that’s strangely exactly what I do and what I am looking forward to in my career. Sometimes I do commercial movies but I am really suffering on the set. But when it is a quality movie, the budget unfortunately is not very high but the quality pays you back,” Caterina said.
Caterina had come to India specifically for the promotions of the film and had visited Delhi recently where she visited Red Fort and was snapped having roadside panipuris with Rajeev.
About why she agreed to do the film, she said: “I choose movies, but the movies also choose me and that’s what Rajeev (Jhaveri, director) did. He came three years ago asking if I wanted to act in this movie and I had a great idea to say yes, because it is a very special film.
“What I really like in this movie is the script; the script is absolutely original and unique and the base was very strong. The way it was shot and the acting and the editing is just amazing. I am so proud to be a part of the film.”
Caterina is famous as a Bond girl, having acted in the film ‘Casino Royale’ opposite Daniel Craig. Is she playing a character similar to a Bond girl? “There is a little link to Bond, just because Rajeev wanted a real Bond girl, so there is something linked to my ‘Casino Royale’, but of course it is completely different. That is also one of the reasons I accepted to do this movie.”
“Fever” also stars Gauahar Khan and Gemma Atkinson among others.