Katrina Kaif has had a great couple of weeks with the release of her latest film Tiger Zinda Hai, which has been breaking every record there is. She weaved her magic on-screen with Salman Khan yet again and was definitely the highlight of that film. We thoroughly enjoyed Kat playing a badass and can barely think of anybody else who would’ve done this better than her! While she’s enjoying this high right now, the first half of the year wasn’t necessarily that great for her. Both her initial releases – Baar Baar Dekho and Jagga Jasoos – failed at the box office despite it having music all of us remember!
Jagga Jasoos was a disappointment for everyone including Anurag Basu, Ranbir Kapoor, Kat and Ranbir’s father Rishi Kapoor, who openly slammed the director. Naturally, this wasn’t an easy period for anyone including Kat, who had to deal with the consecutive failure of both her films.
She spoke about becoming insecure post that in a candid chat with DNA.
I went through a period when I faced a lot of insecurities because of several things that happened. But today, the most important thing is that I’m at peace with myself. Obviously, I’m working as hard as any other person in the industry. I’m not an exception, but I’m secure and happy with myself now. I no longer get hyper and let that affect the film. I’ve done my training, put in hard work and I just want to let it flow easily rather than add force. Sometimes, force resists you and easing up makes it better. The last two years have taught me much more about myself- how to work, introspect and lead our lives. I had loved the concept of Baar Baar Dekho as it was very novel. Sometimes, you don’t understand why a movie didn’t work. With Jagga Jasoos, it was an epic journey. It was in the making for two-and-a-half years. Daa (Anurag Basu) had a beautiful vision and we did some amazing things. We don’t have answers to why the film didn’t work.
Yup, some times you don’t know why a film didn’t work. We’re just glad that Kat’s in a better place now. :)