Katrina Kaifs success story is a combination of hard work and a heavy dose of luck. Often criticised for her acting,diction and language at the beginning of her career,Kaif today is in an enviable position of having three movies with Yashraj Films. She might even grab that coveted role opposite Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3. She tells Priyanka Pereira about her journey to the top and her much talked about pairing with Salman Khan,though this time just on screen
After a rather unconventional role in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara,will Mere Brother Ki Dulhan take you a notch higher?
It was a very risky role because the character Dimple did not fit in as the traditional Bollywood heroine. We had this joke going on where people told me,that after watching this film,my fans are going to send me Get Well Soon cards they are either going to think I am crazy or simply love the character.
People are already talking about your grunge look in the song Dhunki.
All the college kids are loving it. They love dressing up that way and it is an easy look to achieve.
Your Hindi seems to have improved a lot of late. Are you still continuing with your training?
Of course,I am. I still practise Hindi. I have tutors on every film,who help me with the diction and language.
Imran Khan said in an earlier interview that MBKD will silence those who doubt your acting abilities. Do you think so?
Imran meant it in a nice way but I told him that I did not think anyone doubted my acting credentials (laughs). Then,Imran became silent.
With filmmakers casting you in prominent roles,do you feel more accomplished as an actor now?
I feel blessed that most of my films have done well right from the beginning of my career. Having said that I must add that my Hindi was weaker in the beginning and the scenes I was doing were geared towards lighter comedy. As time passed,the Hindi did become better and roles became more prominent. Today,Yash Chopra has decided that he is going to make a film with Shah Rukh Khan and cast me opposite him.
What was your first reaction when you were offered the role opposite Shah Rukh Khan?
I was very happy. Who wouldnt want to work with Shah Rukh Khan? He is one of the legends of the Hindi film industry.
You have done a dance number with Salman Khan in Bodyguard and you are also working with him in Ek Tha Tiger. Have the equations changed after your break-up?
Of course,the equations have changed between then and now. I am single now and I dont know about him. But as co-stars and friends,it is nice if we can work together and I am glad that we are doing this film. As for the dance number in Bodyguard,it was Alvira Khan who asked me to do it and I said yes.
Were you skeptical about taking up the offer with Salman as there would be too much speculation around it?
Not really. I am not paying too much attention to these things these days. And anyway,if I to stop working with a list of people,soon I will be working with nobody.