‘I’M NOT A CLOSED PER­SON’

Ka­t­rina Kaif says she is com­fort­able shar­ing the parts of her life that are only hers

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The ex­tremely pri­vate Ka­t­rina Kaif sur­prised ev­ery­one when she made her so­cial me­dia de­but last year. Re­cently, she joined In­sta­gram, giv­ing her 2.2 mil­lion In­sta-fol­low­ers a peek into her “real life”.

Has she now changed the pri­vacy set­tings in her mind? Ka­t­rina says that the fiercely guarded pri­vacy she is known for per­tains more to oth­ers than to her­self. The ac­tor ex­plains, “Per­sonal life has two def­i­ni­tions — one that is your life, and the other that in­volves the re­la­tion­ships or the part­ner you are with. In terms of peo­ple want­ing a peek into my per­sonal world, I’m com­fort­able with that. It’s me show­ing parts of my life that I’m happy to show. I have no qualms about that; I’m not a closed per­son in that sense. But, I’ve never been a big fan of talk­ing about another per­son. Be­cause how can I speak for — and about — another per­son, un­less you’re as sure as you can be?

“And a lot of times, when you be­come as sure as you can be, even then, things change. If you are a hun­dred per cent sure about that depart­ment of your life, then you can be vo­cal about it. But un­til then, what’s the point? The les­son to be learnt is: just speak for your­self and let the other per­son speak for them­selves.”

On the sub­ject of speak­ing up, we ask for Kat’s view on celebri­ties be­ing asked to com­ment on any and ev­ery is­sue. Is it nec­es­sary that they must have an opin­ion? “The an­swer for me is no. For some peo­ple it might be yes,” she says. “About half the things that go on in the world, I’m not well in­formed. Un­til I do my re­search thor­oughly, I’d rather not say any­thing. If you’re go­ing to speak your mind on any sen­si­tive topic, then have all the in­for­ma­tion avail­able.”

While she be­lieves in be­ing in­formed, Ka­t­rina is not into van­ity Googling — she doesn’t care much about what the In­ter­net is say­ing about her, un­less it looks like there’s some­thing epic out there. “I only Google my­self at times, when peo­ple around me are freak­ing out over some piece of in­for­ma­tion that is all over [the web]. Then I go to Google, and I know that ev­ery­one is talk­ing about the same thing... Then, if I have to, I’ll pay at­ten­tion to what the per­son is say­ing. If not, then I’m like, ‘It’s okay, it will come and go.’”

PHOTOS: IN­STA­GRAM/ KATRINAKAIF

I’ll fig­ure it out as long as my brain doesn’t get in the way .... @mar­i­otestino @voguein­dia

new be­gin­nings ... com­ing from my happy place #hel­loin­sta­gram

Find­ing in­ner peace ... (and in­for­ma­tion) whilst get­ting ready

Blue pil­low hat + yel­low sal­war kameez (gold se­quins op­tional) = #fash­ion­goals

Hope ev­ery­one’s hav­ing an easy breezy Sun­day with lots of Pan­cakes Sun Love Friends Movies

This is me in the morn­ing .... #iwoke­u­p­likethis .... (or maybe...)

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