Katrina Kaif is staring at a hat trick of sorts with De Dana Dan arriving after the stupendous success of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and a good box office hit in the form of New York. With both films being as different as chalk and cheese and boasting of Katrina as one of the key protagonists, the lady has pretty much consolidated her position further in the top bracket. With more than half a dozen other hits behind her in recent times, one wonders if she has actually stopped counting her hits?
“Really, I don’t see things like that. I take each movie at it’s own pace and don’t quite start looking at the work I have done in the past and go gaga about it. It’s like a new journey every time and hence has never got that feeling that ‘Oh, since I now have so many successful films under my name, let me take it easy’. Yes, the way success helps you is reinstate the faith and belief that you have in yourself and push yourself to work harder. This is something that I am following”, says Katrina who at one point of time wasn’t quite taken seriously when she began her Bollywood career with Boom (2003).
The film was a critical disaster and commercially too didn’t hold much ground after taking a good box office opening. It took her a good two years to land her next assignment (Sarkar – 2005) which was hugely successful at the box office even though she appeared in a miniscule role. However, the wheels had started moving and there wasn’t any looking back ever since then.
For a girl who was almost rejected 6 years back, it has been kind of a surreal dream to be actually reaching at this stage where she can not just pick and choose projects but perhaps also leading men.
“Actually even at the beginning of my career, I never felt rejected. I was still working hard and believed in myself. I wasn’t in a hurry and was picking and choosing projects carefully even then when I was just a newcomer. My attitude towards films hasn’t changed even after these years”, she responds in a proper tone.
Reflecting on the journey so far, Katrina says, “Yes, it has been a long journey. It has been quite eventful too. The more you see, the more you learn, become confident and gain even more experience. The beauty of the profession that I am in is that it is a never ending process. You can also strive for better films and aim for playing better characters. You can never get stagnated in this industry.”
Well, one thing is for sure that Katrina is not stagnating for sure. After a dramatic New York and a romcom Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, she would soon be changing genres with an out and out laugh riot De Dana Dan followed by political drama Rajneeti. Certainly, there are a lot more shades of Katrina waiting to come alive in months to come.