Katrina Kaif recently gave an interesting interview to Rajeev Masand. The actress is not known to be extremely interactive with the media, that’s why it was good to see her back in action- discussing movies, Ranbir Kapoor and of course, Deepika Padukone. But not just that, Katrina also spoke about the competition in Bollywood, especially when it comes to actresses like Kangana Ranaut and Deepika, and the movie she enjoyed watching this year. Check out the 6 cool things she said!
The only things that have distracted me from my movies have been my personal battles or issues. Magazine covers or endorsement deals have never been more important than making movies.
In the last 2 years due to a lot of my personal choices, I was going through a particular phase where my work took a little bit of a backseat. In these two years, as you’re saying Kangana, Deepika, and Vidya Balan have been doing strong female-oriented roles which have been loved and appreciated by the audience. Can I see that? Of course, I can! A lot of films that have been out there, they have been offered to me. Maybe I didn’t see the merit or my mind wasn’t in the right space to recognize it, for whatever reasons, I didn’t do them.
Two of my films have been very delayed, Bang Bang due to Hrithik Roshan’s injuries, Jagga Jasoos has been an ongoing process, it’s just the way it is. It’s understandable that people have been speaking about my equation with Ranbir more than my movies.
There was so much going on in my own personal life, I really couldn’t pay attention to actresses doing great movies. But now when I see people doing amazing roles then I just enjoy it. I saw Tanu Weds Manu Returns, it was so much fun, especially the scene in the mental asylum, it inspires you. Do you feel the pinch that why has that not come to me? You always feel that pinch, you always want it.
When I was reading that news (of Katrina turning up at the Tamasha wrap party), I wanted to ask that person, do I look very very silly to you? When you look at Ranbir does he look like a silly person? When you think of Deepika do you think of a silly person? No, we’re not silly or foolish, people. I don’t go storming into a place if I’m not invited or I’m not required and stand and go ‘hmph’. These people have such wild imaginations.
Every woman, no matter who you are or which industry you’re in, you have to learn how to balance your life. You have to be able to do it. There are some sacrifices along the way you have to make, for women especially. I do think so, but it’s life, it’s the way the world is, you just gotta not lose focus off you and your identity.
Well said Katrina, hope to see more of your interviews soon!
Check out the entire interview here.