Yes, the stunning actress who hopes to make it to the No 1 slot in Bollywood this year, is happily trilling Aqua’s song I’m A Barbie Girl, In My Barbie World... these days. You remember she walked the ramp at the Mumbai Fashion Week in March as the Indian face of the celebrity doll, don’t you? Well, the gorgeous face and sexy body of Katz is being moulded into the world’s most popular doll for the Barbie Museum in NY.
“The customised Barbie being made for the American museum will be just like me,” confirmed the actress who will join those of the likes of international pop singers Beyonce Knowles and Diana Ross in the showcase. (Incidentally, Ash’s waxwork stands alongside others from Bollywood and India, including Pa Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Sachin Tendulkar.) “I’m thrilled! As a kid I used to play with Barbie dolls — which girl hasn’t? Almost every household has one. It’s every little girl’s dream companion,” said Katz.
It’s not true that Ash was first considered for this honour and then replaced by Katz. “It’s just a coincidence that I’m getting whatever she had earlier,” said the actress who is endorsing some brands made popular by Ash earlier. “She’s moved onto doing things which for her are even bigger, but that doesn’t mean I’ve replaced her.” The Barbie Doll concept came about after several designers were asked to compete by creating outfits for the doll, with the winning design being modelled at the fashion week by Katrina.