Today, she makes more news for her professional moves than her personal life, though that doesn't stop the grapevine from
buzzing overtime. In the comfort of her home, over chai and cookies, Katrina Kaif talks shop.. and shares a few heart secrets..
with Hiren Kotwani.
What's with the rumour that Salman Khan slapped you in a coffee shop?
I can only say that those who write such stories are wasting their talent. Given their imagination, they can always turn
scriptwriters. The film industry needs such good writers. "Yes, I've been in love. It's a wonderful feeling.. something
that can't be expressed through words. One has to feel it to understand it."
Okay, so how would you react if your man got violent with you?
I'm a pretty strong girl myself and I'll give it right back. So he'd better watch out. (Laughs)
Do you mean Salman Khan?
I mean anyone who tries to misbehave with me.
But he's the one you're dating?
I've never opened up on my personal life. And I'd like to see who can get him to talk on this subject. We prefer to maintain
a dignified silence instead of clarifying and giving undue importance to such speculation.
But apparently you're doing an item number in Wanted - Dead and Alive at his request?
I'm not doing any item number in Wanted. Prabhudeva and his brother Raju Sundaram offered me a south film. But I won't
be doing that either.
You were with Salman in London when his wax statue was to being unveiled but we didn't see you at Madame Tussauds' on
I went to London to see my sister. She had just delivered a baby .
The buzz is that Salman Khan has forbidden you from doing more films with Akshay Kumar. True?
(Snappily) Untrue. "I've never opened up on my personal life. And I'd like to see who can get him to talk on this
Ever been in love?
Yes, I've been in love. It's a wonderful feeling.. something that can't be expressed through words. One has to feel it
to understand it.
What happened? The relationship didn't work out?
Did anyone say I'm not in love? I could be.. (Smiles)
With Salman Khan?
(Laughs) Bas, I'm not saying anything more on the subject.
Would you marry an actor?
(Exasperatedly) There you go again. Love and marriage can't be planned. It happens at it's own time.. in it's own way.
You can't say you won't get involved with someone because of his choice of career.
Okay. You've just signed a two-movie deal with Studio 18. That's quite an ace up your sleeve?
I don't know about aces but I'm very happy right now. I've got more than I could have asked for. I've nice working with
Studio 18. They've distributed some of my films in the past and will market a couple more in the coming months.
Also, I'll be working with directors I'm comfortable working with, like Anees Bazmee and Abbas-Mustan. They've targeted
one film for 2009 and one for the year after.
You're said to be commanding a price of Rs 3 crore per film. Can't you scale that down so you could do more heroine-centric
projects like Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor?
I don't know how much anyone else charges so I can't speak for them. You can ask for any amount but it's not necessary
you'll be paid that much. You get only what you deserve.
I want to enjoy my work. Working with a good team is a great learning experience. I'm only 23 and at the moment I don't
want the pressure of carrying a film on my shoulders.
One of many horseback riding trips.
Is half British and half Indian.
Has 8 sisters.
Was born in Hong Kong and then moved to Hawaii till she was about 14, then she moved to London. Presently, she lives in
Unlike other artistes from foreign lands, Katrina did not experience any difficulties in getting a visa nor of getting
it extended in India.
She was discovered at age 14 as a model for a jewelry campaign.
When moving to India, she worked for photographer Atul Kasbekar and did commercials for Fevicol, Lakme and Veet among
She is very particular about her clothes which she wears a bold outfit on screen or for ads, but she feels more comfortable
in not-so-revealing clothes in personal life. And the one thing she hates is make up.
She refuses to speak about her personal life in the media.
Besides walking the ramp for several top designers and being on magazine covers, Katrina has also been the stunning face
of Estelle jewelery, Lakme, Pantene, Veet, Kodak cameras, L'Oreal, Samsung, LG etc.
She doesn't do ramp shows anymore.
She was chosen as the face of the year for the Lakme India Fashion Week (2005).
Her favorite Indian designers are Rina Dhaka, Tarun Tahiliani, Rocky S.
Her favorite international designers are Armani, Versace, Miu Miu.
Katrina Kaif started her career as Bollywood actress from film "Boom", offered by film-maker Kaizad Gustad.
Boom was her learning experience and some things going wrong. She did Telugu movies such as Allari Pidugu and Malliswari.
In 2005, she has also done Hindi film- Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. She performed well in this movie. Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and
Sushmita Sen were her co-star in this movie. This movie did well at the box office. After this she got name and fame overnight.
She has also appeared in Sarkar and she got well experience in this movie. She has also done Tamil movie -Bheema with Vikram
as co-star. Malayam movie Balram Vs Taradas is her coming film with Mammooty as a co-star.
Katrina Kaif has done several movies such as Malliswar, Sarkar, Allari Pidugu. These movies did not do well at the box
offices. But now she has decided to wait to get a proper film. She never looks back. "Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye" is
her hit movie. She has done good work with Akashay Kumar in this movie. It is a romantic film with some elements of comedy
and has lovely music. She has performed the best in this movie.
Katrina Kaif has insufficient knowledge of Hindi language, so her voice has been dubbed in all movies. She is very interested
in dancing, therefore she learnt Kathak dance. She is doing practice of Kathak dance for 7 hours a day. She is very beautiful,
simple, loyal, confident, possessive and emotional. She dislikes make-up and hates to do her hair at her place. She is captivating
with her voluptuous figure and amazing looks.
Katrina Kaif loves to go for shopping at UK and USA. Her favourite food is Japanese. She does not like spicy food. Tarun
Tahiliani, Rina Dhaka and Rocky S are her favourite Indian designers. Her favourite international designers are Versace, Armani
and Miu Miu. She likes trustworthy honest and loyal people.
Katrina Kaif is introvert person and she does not like to go to the parties. Sometimes she wants to go outside with her
friends. She and Salman Khan are good friends of each other. Presently, she is the most attractive actress in Bollywood and
youngsters became the fans of her. She likes to do every kind of movies and her dreams have only just begun.