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'This'll be last film where I've exposed so much'

Last updated on: June 17, 2011 16:58 IST

'This'll be last film where I've exposed so much'

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Global singing sensation Jennifer Lopez's lesser known cousin Caterina Lopez is trying to make inroads into the Hindi film industry. In Bhindi Bazaar Inc. that released today, she's done an item number which has generated a lot of buzz.

The sexy Latina recently sat down for a Rediff chat with her fans and fielded questions zealously.

Here's the chat transcript for those who missed it: 

Caterina Lopez says, Namaste India. How is everyone doing. so glad you've joined me today.

Hellolo asked, Hello Lopez, do you think you can be good bollywood actress?
Caterina Lopez answers, I hope I can be accepted here in Bollywood because I do have the passion and dedication to make wonderful films for you guys to enjoy.

watchvirat asked, hi Catrina..wont you fear with your comparison will be there with Katrina Kaif.
Caterina Lopez answers, I think me and Katrina Kaif are very different in many ways. She has done very well in Bollywood and has made her mark. I am going to be working in Bollywood but with my own style.


Image: Caterina Lopez

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'I think Salman is very charming'

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Sonu25 asked, Cat, How was ur experience working in your first Bollywood film?
Caterina Lopez answers, It was very exciting and fun. It was a little difficult. Hindi is not the easiest language to learn especially when I come from USA. I can't wait to do more films in Bollywood.

hero asked, Why did you come to Bollywood? Why don't you go work in your local film industry?
Caterina Lopez answers, I think Bollywood is fun because films here have singing, dancing and acting all into one and those three things excite me.

amaan asked, hey Catrina r u planning to meet Salman Khan as he is the real Godfather of Bollywood in terms of promoting new talent in real ways.
Caterina Lopez answers, Hopefully. I would like to work with him. I look upto him as well. I think he is very charming and a great actor.


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'I'll stay in India if I marry a handsome Indian'

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Mumbai49 asked, what do you like about india the most ?
Caterina Lopez answers, I love the fact that everyone is so happy here whereas in USA everyone seems to be worrying about something and not enjoying life

Debkumar jana asked, Hey Caterina, how do you maintain your figure and diet?
Caterina Lopez answers, I eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and make sure to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Exercising is also very important even if you are not a member of a gym you can take a walk outside and stay fit.

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571 asked, would u like to stay in India forever?
Caterina Lopez answers, If I happen to marry a handsome Indian man here then maybe I will buy a house in Goa and live here forever.


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'I haven't had the time to socialise with film industry people yet'

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Sonu25 asked, Dear Cat, Hv u made any friends in bollywood.
Caterina Lopez answers, I have not had the time to really go out and socialise in the industry. Hopefully after the release of my film things can settle down and I can make some

friendsvikash asked, i would like to know where you born.
Caterina Lopez answers, I was born in Arizona and I have lived there most of my life. If you ever get a chance you should go vist the Grand Canyon. Its beautiful.


 


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'Everyone will like Bhindi Bazaar'

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Nayan1 asked, We have seen many item songs in Bollywood films... But What's special about the Bhendi Bazar song?
Caterina Lopez answers, I brought more of a Latin flavour which is different from the other item numbers. Hopefully you agree with me and sing along.

itshemz asked, Hi Caterina! What are you expectations from the film? How do you feel about it now?
Caterina Lopez answers, I am a little nervous and excited as it is my first Bollywood film. I think everyone is going to like it as it has a lot of action which will keep you on the edge of your seats and also my special number which is rocking the charts.


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'I'm sure there's plenty of room in Bollywood for me'

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Pravaya asked, Is this Bollywood 'war' between LOPEZ and Katrina Kaif?
Caterina Lopez answers, I have no intentions of competing with Katrina. I simply want to be confident in my work and I dont wont to compete with anyone. I would like to have my own identity. I give a round of applause to everything that Katrina has achieved and I am sure there is plenty of room in Bollywood for me.

Raaa asked, DO you know Hindi?
Caterina Lopez answers, I am still learning to speak and understand the language. I am very excited everytime I go for my Hindi classes because it is so much fun. Hopefully next time we do a chat I will do it in Hindi

raks1982 asked, after munni badnam n sheela ki jawani ..do u think ur song will become as popular as Sheila and Munni??Caterina Lopez answers, I am crossing my fingers and hoping that my song becomes as popular as them.

 


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'The casting couch exists'

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Avik asked, Catrina, whats ur idea of a dream man?
Caterina Lopez answers, My idea of a dream man is a guy who has a good sense of humor, who can make me laugh and is confident in himself. If you know anyone please let me know.

guatam332 asked, Are you dating someone?
Caterina Lopez answers, Great question. I was wondering about that last night. As of now I am single but still hesitant to mingle due to the fact that I am so busy with work

george asked, was it difficult for you to act in a steamy role?
Caterina Lopez answers, Yes. very difficult. This is definitley the last film I'll be baring in as much as I did in Bhindi Bazaar.

hottest asked, hi, does casting couch exist in Bollywood
Caterina Lopez answers, Of course it does. It exists in Hollywood as well. I have not come across it and would never want to be a part of it.


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'I'd rather be Salman's first Caterina'

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Ja asked, so you are planning to be Salman's second Katrina?
Caterina Lopez answers, No I would like to be the first one.

guatam332 asked, Hey Cat are you on twitter or facebook, if yes please provide us with your id so that we can join your fan club
Caterina Lopez answers, Follow me on twitter @ MSCaterinalopez.

kkio09 asked, Hey Cat, How r u doin? What are your plans after the current item song that you've done?
Caterina Lopez answers, I am planning to do a lot of films and focus on acting. I would also continue doing my modeling work as well. Stay tuned for more projects.

Caterina Lopez says, Thans so much for joining me today. I loved everyone's question. You guys made me smile. Hopefully we can do this soon. Go watch the movie in theaters.


Image: Caterina Lopez
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