Katrina Kaif: 10 memorable statements
We have compiled a list of 10 memorable quotes of Katrina Kaif which she had given during her interviews with Subhash K Jha.
Indian or Not
When Asked: According to her well-wishers in the industry you aren’t Indian?
Katrina Replied: Me not Indian? I think I’m as Indian as it can get. I want to know how many Caucasians are brown-skinned? And you’ve to admit I’m brown in complexion. Having said that I don’t wish to give any importance to the people who have made my nationality into a national issue. All I’ll say is I’m very much an Indian. And it’s an insult to my parents to suggest I am not
No Acting School Experience
When Asked: Not attending acting school makes her feel inadequate as an actress?
Katrina Replied: I think I had to undertake my own journey and do things my own way. I learnt on the job. I think I’ve acquired knowledge of the camera on-camera. So no regrets about not attending any acting school. If I had regrets about any aspect of my career I’d be the most ungrateful person on the planet. Look at the level of acceptance I’ve received in so little time. Some people don’t get this kind of success after working all their lives.
Controversies and Gossips
When Asked: About controversies and gossips related to Ranbir
Katrina Replied: What really hurts her are the controversies and gossip, like being dragged into the Ranbir Kapoor – Deepika Padukone relationship. “What have I got to do with it? I hate it when I’m dragged into other people’s lives. When I never speak about my own personal life why would I want to be a character in stories about other people’s personal relationships?”
Lucky to get into Films
Katrina Replied: “It’s not as if I was just lucky to be in successful films. Of course I’ve been lucky. But I’ve also worked very hard to get where I am. And please don’t forget I chose those films that went on to be successful. So please grant me with that bit of intelligence.”
Being a women in Male dominant Industry
Katrina Replied: “Oh, one has to work very hard on it. Men don’t like to be around women who can talk back . I like to make my point. But I don’t like to be aggressive and insistent in my attitude. At the same time you won’t see me knocking on producers’ doors at odd hours to get work. I never have I never will.”
Full-on desi heroine
Katrina is the happiest when audiences see her as full-on desi heroine, often more so than the Size- O heroines
Katrina Replied: “It’s because I grew up in a large joint family filled with seven sisters and brothers. The atmosphere at home was very Indian. We were brought up on values that are very Indian. I guess that explains why I’m so Indian in my outlook although I’m half-British and half-Indian birth.”
Early Days in Mumbai
Katrina Replied: To begin with I lived in a two-bedroom flat near Rizvi College. The entire day I’d be visiting modeling agencies. In the evening I’d return home to a lonely house. I’d miss my sisters’ presence around me. But it was okay. I don’t want to romanticize those days. I didn’t really have to struggle hard. Nothing untoward happened to me. No one made any sleazy suggestions. What really bothered me initially was not my lack of knowledge of Hindi. In any case everyone in the modeling world spoke English, so that wasn’t a problem, except when I had to haggle with auto-rickshaws to avoid being cheated and to find addresses in Mumbai. That was tough.”
No Female Friends
Katrina Replied: It’s not as if I haven’t tried to make friends with….whoever. It never works out. There’s always that edge of competitiveness. As far as I’m concerned I’ve the highest regard for Aishwarya and Kareena. They are so much ahead of where I am. It’d take me years to get there.”
On Salman Khan
Katrina Replied: Salman Khan helped me a lot to find my bearings in Mumbai. He guided me, helped me choose the right roles and to find my place in Mumbai. He was there for me constantly. With Salman and his family around I never felt alone in Mumbai.
Father- figure in her male company
Katrina Replied: “We sisters grew up without a father in the house. So I guess I do look for sensible wise male company. I get bored with giddy-headed guys my own age.”
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