In conversation with actor Katrina Kaif

sweta-ranjan

Sweta Ranjan | March 14, 2016


#Katrina Kaif   #Bollywood   #On a personal note  


A British-Indian model-turned-actress, Katrina Kaif started modelling at the age of fourteen after she won a beauty contest in Hawaii. At a fashion show, Kaif got the attention of a London-based filmmaker, Kaizad Gustad, who gave her a break in Bollywood. She has worked with prominent bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan, and has given many hits like Namastey London, New York, Rajneeti, Ek Tha Tiger and Mere Brother ki Dulhan. She is also involved with Relief Projects India, a charitable trust run by her mother.


Travelling to various places can be stressful. How do you cope with that: It totally depends on the place I am travelling to, and a lot depends on my mood. Travelling is not so unsettling. As an actor, I am quite used to moving in and out of hotel rooms. I have my
few home comforts that I take along.

What home comforts you do not miss to carry: If it’s winter, then jackets and sweaters and also the clothes that I sleep in. I need something that I am used to.

Besides acting, what else do you like to do: Acting is a sort of profession, especially in our industry, in which many other things come along, like endorsements, award shows, and magazine covers. One has to allocate and divide time efficiently. My hobbies are to work for different aspects of films that I am already working on.

Favourite holiday destination: New York.

Marriage for you: It is a wonderful institution. People should be very careful to protect the beauty and sanctity of it.

Favourite co-actor: Honestly, I don’t have a favourite co-actor. I might not be politically correct but it depends on the environment of the set which is prepared by the crew, the director, the script and the co-actor. So it is the environment that carries me away.

If you had not been an actor: I have no idea. Probably because I started acting at a young age and I had no time to think about anything else.

What are the three best elements of Bollywood: Romance, music and unabashed quality, the fact that we don’t have to be idealistic.

Future projects: Jagga Jasoos by Anurag Basu. I am also doing Nitya Mehra’s film Baar Baar Dekho which is under Dharma Productions.

Action films or romantic films, which kind do you prefer: Both. I am very comfortable doing action films. I think you need to concentrate on the story and script and make yourself comfortable.Fitness regime: It is very important to look good and be fit. I train in the gym and do pilates which is similar to yoga. I miss out on these many times but it is important to make an effort.

Your comfort with Hindi language: I am very comfortable speaking Hindi when I am doing a film. But in personal life, I talk in English because that’s the language I am most comfortable in.


As told to Sweta Ranjan

Comments

 

Other News

Terrorising the terrorists

One year has passed since the Modi regime applied shock therapy to improve the functioning of the Indian economy through demonetisation on November 8, 2016. Thus, legal tender to rupee notes worth 1,000 and 500 denominations was withdrawn and 86 percent of the currency went out of circulation. It was claim

J&K to get additional electricity during winters

In a bid to meet the increase in electricity demand of Jammu & Kashmir during the winters, the centre has decided to allocate an additional 792 Megawatts to the state. The allocation of power to J&K from central generating stations (CGS) is 2,397 MW. The supply would be given by powe

IOCL, IDCO ink pact to set up plastic park at Paradip

Minister for petroleum and natural gas, skill development & entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has lauded the state run Indian Oil Corporation and IDCO (Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha) for signing a pact to establish a plastic park at Paradip in Odisha. Pradhan was speakin

RBI mulls whether to shift loan pricing system to external benchmark

An efficient monetary transmission is a sine qua non for the successful pursuit of its objectives by any central bank. Over the past two decades, it has been the endeavour of the Reserve Bank of India to strengthen the monetary transmission process, but these efforts have yet not yielded the desired result

Govt okays deputation of group A officers to TCIL

 The cabinet has approved the proposal for deputation of group A officers of department of telecommunications (DoT) and other ministries with telecommunication and information technology background to Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL). TCIL, a Miniratna PSU, is a premier telec

Indians want more military force in Kashmir: Pew

When it comes to dealing with the disputed border regions of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian public favours an aggressive stance, said the Pew Research Center, a US based think-tank. A 63% majority believes the government should be using more military force. Few say India should use less force



Video

Gujrat election – 70 candidates in BJP’s first list

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter