“I may not have SRK or Salman in every film” – Katrina Kaif in Conversation with Koimoi
Katrina Kaif is aiming bigger than anyone else. When the world was talking about 100 crore hits, she was forced to step back and let others get their first and that too with a pile of biggies. However with Ek Tha Tiger she made nothing short of a high jump, what with the film coming quite close to the 200 crore mark. Now with Jab Tak Hai Jaan all set to release, there is another huge biggie in the making at the box office, what with Shah Rukh Khan as her male lead.
Comments an insider, “Despite enjoying the best strike rate in Bollywood as far as delivering hits was concerned, she was missing that one weapon in her armour – a 100 crore hit. Call it a necessarily evil but this club has pretty much turned out the talking point for the best and the biggest of film personalities out there. Katrina Kaif came precariously close to that in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Raajneeti but had to bow down in the 90s. Now that she has ended up scoring a near double century with Ek Tha Tiger, one would expect her to be all smiles. After all the monkey is off her back.”
However question Katrina and she refuses to term it as a ‘huge monkey’ off her back. On the contrary she adds that as an actress, what counts for her is the fact that there are successful films of varied degree being delivered with existing superstars and the ones who would be one tomorrow.
“I disagree with such talks about figures and clubs. There are certain films that merit your growth as an actor and allow you to show a different facet of your talent. I may not have a Shah Rukh or a Salman as your co-star in every film. Yes, such a pairing does promise a success but then you have to deliver with others as well who may not have a huge medium to succeed today. You have to look at your career in totality. So when a Mere Brother Ki Dulhan does so well with Imran Khan, who is relatively newer, you have reasons to be elated as well. All these things give me good enough satisfaction”, concludes Katrina.