Katrina Kaif not settling for less
The latest news has it that Katrina Kaif has paid for two gowns that were made specially for a song sequence from Bang Bang. Says a source, “Anaita Shroff Adajania had sourced a gown for this sequence that will be shot in Prague from July 10 onwards.
But the production house didn’t like it much and asked designer Gavin Miguel to make a gown instead. He then made two gowns — one red and one orange — for the song. But with the cost of Katrina’s costumes totaling up to more than a crore, the production house was reluctant to pay for Gavin’s creations and Katrina decided to pay him for the same.”
The source adds that like the gown sourced by Anaita, these two gowns cost somewhere around Rs 2 lakh each. “Katrina did not want to compromise on the quality of her clothes but the film has already crossed the budget allotted for her costumes. So she offered to pay for the gowns as a goodwill gesture,” says the source.
Designer Gavin Miguel confirms that he has made two gowns for the actress. “Yes, we have made two gowns for Katrina,” he says. Meanwhile, Anaita says that there is no truth to a gown sourced by her getting replaced with Gavin’s creations. “But yes, we get Gavin to make clothes for us on a regular basis,” she says.
A source close to the actress denies the story, saying that Anaita commisions out work to designers as required. Director Siddharth Anand, Katrina and the studio were unavailable for comment.