Katrina Kaif is busy these days promoting her upcoming release, ‘Fitoor’. The film will be released in a week or so and she has been going from here to there to promote the film. But what she never saw coming was probably the number of times she would be asked on her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor. Well to be fair, Katrina always gets asked about her relationships during interviews. No one seems to be interested to know how long she prepared herself to play this role or any other work related questions. Katrina knows how to answer the media, so there was no public breakdown when she was asked about her relationship with Ranbir or with Salman. Here’s what Katrina has to say in an interview with BT.
Katrina Kaif on the pressures of being a celebrity
I know that being a celebrity is a double-edged sword. Since the start of my career, my personal life has drawn a lot of attention. By now, I am immune to it. I don’t think anyone likes it when a part of their personal life is talked about. When so many people have an opinion about your personal relationship, it pinches. At the same time, I am aware that from the biggest Hollywood stars, to our actors like Madhuri Dixit or even Alia Bhatt who has just come in now ” all have been through this.
Katrina Kaif on her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor being in the news
Whether it is a snippet or it makes headlines, it is still speculation. I can’t get carried away by the magnitude of what is spoken and written. I have taken a stance to not comment on my personal life. I can either change that stance or see it through.
Katrina on infidelity
I would never be disloyal to the person I love. My loyalty would be only to that person.” The qualities she feels that are must-have in a man are, “integrity, humour and kindness.
Katrina on the traits that she doesn’t like in a man
I don’t like dishonesty and indecisiveness.
Katrina on why people think she got it easy in Bollywood
This is an industry of opinions. You can’t argue with an opinion which is based on what someone feels. It is not a fact that someone looks good or performs well, it is an opinion. It is subjective, so why argue about it.
Katrina on competition in Bollywood
I am competitive in a non-offensive way. I don’t want to be somebody else. Someone may be a better dancer, performer and speak the language better than me, but I have to be the best in what I do. I have a lot of areas which can be criticised with good reason. It is what it is, I am fine with it.
Katrina on whether she reads reviews
If the reviews show a positive trend, I read them. Otherwise, I shut them down. Ignorance is bliss sometimes.
Katrina on her journey
My journey has taught me that I know so little, and life is unpredictable. I tend to get hyper and worry about the future, but I have realised that stressing about it will not change things.
Katrina on her stardom
All the adulation is great, but I never fly too high or lose sense of reality. This learning comes from my mother who is a God-fearing, strong woman. There are times you feel everything is just too much. I don’t know if I can take it anymore. Then my mom tells me to take one step at a time, and I gradually slow down. Sometimes, if you start adding all the things in your life… it seems too much. Deal with what is happening now, right now.
Katrina on Salman Khan saying that she’s the strongest woman he knows
I believe I know my mind, my wants and desires. I know I have the strength and whatever it takes to stand by it. I have the strength to see my desires and dreams through good times, stormy times and opposition. If that’s strength, I have it. There is also a part of me that is vulnerable and emotional, and it is open and easily accessible.
Katrina on being an introvert and taking time to open up
If someone uses force and strength on me, I will cower and my walls will come up. But if someone makes me feel comfortable, safe and gives me love… that’s when all my layers come off and they can see the real me.