I've proved all my critics
wrong: Katrina Kaif
By Radhika Bhirani
Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Five years into Bollywood, Britain-born
actress Katrina Kaif is proud that she could prove wrong all
those people who wrote her off during her initial days in
the industry. She is one of the few actresses who can boast
of giving six hits in a row.
I started, people were not only writing me off for my strong
British accent, there were many others who tried to prevent
me from making it till here," Katrina told IANS in an
didn't do so in an aggressive or excessive manner, but they
used to say things like 'I don't know...' and 'I'm not sure...'
that would suggest a not-so-positive approach towards me.
But I proved myself ultimately.
always try and push myself to exceed expectations. I use this
ideology in a positive way," she explained.
was emphatic when she spoke of her belief in destiny.
great thing about life is that you never know what can happen
and there's no limitation to it. Someone can tell you that
you can never be this and never be that. It's not true. Anyone
can be what he wants to be and destiny plays a major part
in it. God has of course been very kind to me.
believe that everyone should try and live their dreams, follow
them and they might just come true someday," Katrina
her disastrous debut with "Boom" in 2003 to five
hits in a row in 2007, the 24-year-old has not only worked
hard on her acting skills, she has also shown a marked improvement
in her Hindi dialogue delivery.
on her improved accent, Katrina - born of a Kashmiri father
and a British mother - said: "Interacting with various
people on and off the sets and doing some eight Hindi movies,
dealing with Hindi scripts, practising dialogue delivery ...
I think that in itself has taught me and helped me improve
is in the news nowadays for having delivered one box office
dud "Yuvvraaj" after delivering six back-to-back
hits including "Namastey London", "Apne",
"Partner', "Welcome", "Race" and
"Singh Is Kinng".
so many hits, she was tagged as a lucky mascot for producers
by trade pundits, but the actress is not pleased with the
mascot' doesn't make any sense. It is such an illogical statement.
A successful film is a combination of a good director, good
music, intelligent script, good timing, destiny, everybody's
efforts and audience's reaction. There isn't a reason or an
explanation that you can tag a person as lucky," she
her career, Katrina has predominantly dabbled in comedies,
but she has lately "felt the need to progress a bit"
and try her hand at different things.
you see Akshay Kumar, he was an action hero and then he went
to comedy and found out his real calling. It took him to new
heights of superstardom. I think it is important to take risks
and figure out what really suits you.
actor has a strength like Aamir does romance and Akshay does
comedy, but I don't know my strength yet.
I get a contrast role in one film like where one get-up has
me play a simple, shy and homely girl, the other has me as
a brass and loud girl, I would definitely do that," she
said in an excited tone.
of now, Katrina has a number of films in her kitty.
is doing two films with Ranbir Kapoor including "Ajab
Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani" by Rajkumar Santoshi. She is also
working with Prakash Jha on his multi-starrer "Rajniti".
apart, she has one comedy film in hand and a two-film deal
each with UTV and TV 18 respectively.