Barbie, the movie!

Friday, 9 May 2014 - 6:35am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Desi version with Katrina and Ranbir?

According to reports a Barbie movie is in the pipeline at Sony, Mattel. With Barbie being as much loved in India, as all over the world -- remember Katrina Kaif being the face of the brand -- a desi production of every girl's favourite doll is not far fetched. If there is a desi Barbie, there has to be a desi Ken. Does Ranbir Kapoor qualify?

Filming begins at the end of the year. While Hollywood scouts actresses to play Barbie, Kat would be perfect for the desi version. At an event when she was presented a Barbie with her likeness, the actress said, "As a child, like all young girls, I too have grown up with Barbie. She has been a friend and I have shared many experiences with her. Barbie is the ultimate fashion icon and is the most popular doll in the world! She has captured my imagination for many years and now when I get an opportunity to be a part of Barbie's heritage – I am enchanted, deeply honoured and humbled as I today join the ranks of iconic women who represent Barbie's aspirational values. I am extremely grateful to Mattel for presenting me my very own Barbie doll. I hope that my young fans are equally thrilled with this doll."

If Katrina is the perfect Barbie, does her real-life beau match up as desi Ken? Ken is in perfect shape and a dapper dresser. He can afford to buy Barbie expensive clothing, cars and beach homes. He has light eyes and his hair is always fashionable. But most of all, he is a loyal partner and always stands by Barbie supporting her dreams and aspirations. Ranbir sure fits the bill. He matches the physical description. and though may not have blue eyes, he has the charisma and appeal that draws Barbie to Ken. As far as the loyalty card goes, he seems to have turned a new leaf with the duo soon moving into a place of their own. That definitely spells commitment. The couple will be seen next in Jagga Jasoos. Who knows a desk version of Barbie might follow.

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