‘I AM A SHY PER­SON’

Ka­t­rina Kaif says peo­ple’s in­ter­est in her per­sonal life has al­ways taken prece­dence over work

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Ka­t­rina Kaif turned a year older on Satur­day and ush­ered in her birth­day with a pri­vate, star-stud­ded bash. The 33-year-old ac­tor ad­mits that she “loves birthdays, bal­loons, par­ty­ing hard, jump­ing around and hav­ing fun with friends and fam­ily.” Be­fore she heads out of Mum­bai for a few days, HT caught up with Ka­t­rina for a quick chat…

We heard you had a work­ing birth­day this year…

Yes, ex­actly (smiles)! Hon­estly, I am work­ing re­ally hard on my new film, which is in the dub­bing stage now. Plus, right be­fore my birth­day, work was also go­ing on the Face­book launch, which we did on July 16. I am on Face­book since Satur­day. I will be join­ing Twit­ter and, per­haps, In­sta­gram, too.

What made you join so­cial me­dia now?

I’ve been asked, ‘why now’ (to join so­cial me­dia) but hon­estly, the right time for any­thing is when you are ready. And this is ex­actly what I felt. In my heart, I was just happy about do­ing it. Also, I was start­ing to feel strongly that even though I am a star and a shy per­son, there are some things which are best un­der­stood when you say. That kind of voice or that pres­ence is what I was happy to have. I was ready to take this step.

For past sev­eral months, your per­sonal life has been in the fo­cus...

This ques­tion is a bit easy for me to an­swer. It’s been this way for most part of my ca­reer. So, it’s some­thing that has al­ways been cov­ered in a par­al­lel man­ner along with the ca­reer. Work has been my main fo­cus but my per­sonal life as is the case with most peo­ple (in the in­dus­try) has been cov­ered. How­ever, in my case, it has been maybe more fre­quently high­lighted, but it’s okay. As they say, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’

Work­wise, there’s a per­cep­tion that Ka­t­rina has slowed down. How true it is?

Hon­estly, it’s my process of choos­ing films and the way I have ap­proached work in the last few years. You have dif­fer­ent phases in life; and there are pri­or­i­ties along with other things that take prece­dence. That’s what is amaz­ing, that’s the jour­ney of life. We all fol­low our hearts and work where our pas­sion and heart lies. Some­times, oth­ers things have taken prece­dence in my life but at the mo­ment, I am work­ing with a lot of pas­sion. I am in the process of mak­ing de­ci­sions on the kind of the film I will start next year. You’ll hear some­thing ex­cit­ing soon.

PHOTO: PRAMOD THAKUR/HT

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