SAL­MAN HAS AN AMAZ­ING EN­ERGY, FLAMBOYANCE: KA­T­RINA KAIF

Back to work­ing with her ru­moured ex, the ac­tor speaks of the plea­sures and pains of her ca­reer

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Prashant Singh

It has been an amaz­ing ride… very hard to de­fine in words. ‘The show must go on’ is one line that I think rings ex­tremely true. Our job is to en­joy the process and to de­liver the best we can

Over a pe­riod of 12 years, Ka­t­rina Kaif (above) has been one of the most suc­cess­ful fe­male leads in Bol­ly­wood, so three re­cent flops in a row have left her still in a bit of a shock. How­ever, she has some­thing fun to look for­ward to — join­ing In­sta­gram.

She says, “Hon­estly, I was a lit­tle averse to so­cial me­dia in the be­gin­ning or just shied away from it. [But] some­times, you just have to have fun with it, and it’s im­por­tant in to­day’s world to have your voice and in­di­vid­ual space.”

The other big news about Kat right now is that she’s back to work­ing with ru­moured ex-boyfriend Sal­man Khan, in the film Tiger Zinda Hai. How has that experience been? “Af­ter shoot­ing with him for a long time, you miss his flamboyance and his fun side,” says Ka­t­rina. “He has a sense of hu­mour and a way of life, and that’s prob­a­bly why there’s this en­ergy that buzzes around him. He has got an amaz­ing aura and warmth around him. Also, it’s a won­der­ful film set to be on, be­cause Ali Ab­bas (Za­far, the di­rec­tor) is one of my dear­est friends and a very in­te­gral part of my sup­port sys­tem.”

Along with this happy experience, there’s also some frustration over the de­lay of her film Jagga Ja­soos. Ka­t­rina ex­plains, “The kind of film Dada (Anurag Basu, di­rec­tor) has made and the unique­ness of this film needed this process.”

With 12 years in Bol­ly­wood now be­hind her, Ka­t­rina says about this time, “It has been an amaz­ing ride… very hard to de­fine in words. ‘The show must go on’ is one line that I think rings ex­tremely true. Our job is to en­joy the process and to de­liver the best we can.” Three flops in a row, she says, was “a huge shock” be­cause “I was not used to it”. She adds, “Es­pe­cially with Baar Baar Dekho, it was re­ally un­ex­pected.”

There were some tears, says the star, but like a good sol­dier, Ka­t­rina is keep­ing her chin up and car­ry­ing on with the march. ■ prashant.singh@htlive.com

KA­T­RINA KAIF, AC­TOR

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