Chit chat with Katrina

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So much praise is lavished on Katrina Kaif by the media and the industry, it almost sounds like sycophancy. Having said that, one has to write that this foreign import, who made an inconsequential start in Boom (2003), is here nine years later, calling the shots in B-town.
Excerpts of a quick conversation with the Kat who has the cream.
The trade says you are the uncrowned queen of Bollywood. Comment. Well if the trade says I’m the uncrowned queen, then I just aspire to do better work, so I can be officially crowned the queen (that’s a joke!)
So you are above flattery! One distributor recently called you the fourth Khan in the industry because of your box office average. If people call me the fourth Khan, I want to stand on this table right here, dance and be happy. But you have known me for the last nine years. I seriously don’t take praise to my heart or to my head. I only want to work harder and never get complacent.
As for the Khans — I don’t think anyone can be them. Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman are a phenomenon. To achieve that magnitude of popularity and remain heartthrobs for over two decades is not an easy feat.

Have you noticed anything different between the
three Khans?
Well I haven’t started work on Dhoom-3. But I have seen Aamir on the sets. He is very organised and I admire that. Shah Rukh and Salman have their own style and approach which I think everyone knows.

Earlier it was Kareena Kapoor who had three Khan movies in her kitty. Now it’s you.
Is it really such a big thing
to fuss about?
I’m grateful to my makers that I’m not just an ornament in a Khan film. My roles have substance. This can be a tricky situation. One can be tempted to sign a project because you want to work with an actor whom you admire but it is also equally important to have a credible role in such a project. I have been asked whether I’m just going to be an ornament in any of my Khan films. Well I can say that — Salman is holding the fort; but my role has credibility. Kabir will never write a candy floss role for his heroine.
And I’m doing just two songs in my SRK film. Yash Chopra celebrates his women characters. And I am fortunate that I have a fabulous role in my film with Shah Rukh.

You have turned down filmmakers who have offered you big bucks just to bag these three films?
Well, my choice of films has never been governed by money. That is perhaps why I don’t have a very fancy bank account. I’d rather get respect and creative satisfaction through my work than just earn money.

Is it true that you touch Yashji’s feet everyday?
Yes, I do. I do not remember how this started but I admit I touch his feet everyday.

Salman says you can have a perfect conversation in Hindi. Please demonstrate!
I’m not a television anchor for a Hindi channel or a radio jockey. So I may not be able to have a spontaneous conversation in Hindi.
I’m a Bollywood actress and I can certainly speak my dialogue in Hindi. I also talk to my staff (my driver, spot-boy, etc) in Hindi. They have been with me from the start of my career. Naturally I’m required to speak to them in Hindi.

3 COMMENTS

  1. kat ntural beauty ha ha botox all over then no makeup bcoz her features are plain boring…so nomakeup keeps it safe….she contradicts everything she says….Deepika u r natural stunner huuge beautiful eyes, lips jaws, body abs legs all best in india…deeps better than penelope cruz and penelope better than kat…fact

    fact kat cant act to save her life only reason why some serious directors hire her is bcoz she gets the front benchers in, a tart white tras like britney, pamela, she has strippe* body, an indian divine beauty is an indian divine beauty even she knows that….but her whole career depends on making people think she is naturally pretty(botox) who used to be a good looking girl thats it…i live in uk my neighbour looks better than her….but my neighbour cant look like a divine stunner with exceptional features like deepika, aishwarya, hema.

  2. that white girl has messed ranbirs brain she is using him and salman…when he goes near u she wants him so he doesnt give u importance…and when salman gets annoyed when she has dumped him he signs movies with Angela, nargis, zarine and then she gets worried about her career thinking they might replace her and then runs to salman….she has been blocking other girls from salman, made her career then left him….couldnt take it when sonakshi came with a bang when kat left salman ha ha ha ….
    deepikas acting skills see oso (old n new shanti), lafengey(blind act suuperb), karthik, aarakshan (scenes with legend Amitabh), loveaajkal (end where she cries), and finally cocktail (scenes of her meltdown midblowing)…. i watch the best of holywood and bollywood movies and she is outstanding…she cantake the world by storm…..i wish she stops waiting for playar white wannabe ranbir and gets a good guy i like her with john abraham. or with a guys who worships her. she is classy not a tart like kat front bencher strippe body…im sure if she stops the ranbir thing she will actually find true love who will sweep her off her feet…i cant wait to see love and sheer happiness in her eyes….deepika true fan from uk…

  3. notice how she takes a dig at kareena with the "ornamental" comment. Fact is honey, you have an ornamental role in every other film you do.Firstly, you cannot speak hindi perfectly.Secondly, you cannot deliver the right expressions.Thirdly, there is no diversity or versatility in the roles you do. You may be beautiful but then that's all you are my dear. I am not a big kareena fan but i think you feel threatened by someone who isn't as beautiful but more respected and better an actress than you ms. kaif.

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