Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Katrina Kaif, who usually remains tight-lipped about her relationship with actor Salman Khan, says the star always guided her and genuinely believed she would join the big league in Bollywood one day.
‘Salman had been always there, more than anything to guide because I didn’t know anything about the industry. What would remain special in my mind is that from the very beginning Salman told me that I will achieve this success in the industry. And at that point it was too far off,’ Katrina told IANS in an interview.
‘That time I couldn’t see myself one movie ahead, forget 15 movies ahead. I think that he believed it genuinely,’ the 25-year-old actor said.
She entered Bollywood in 2003 with the dud ‘Boom’. Her first big hit was 2005 romantic comedy ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya’ in which she teamed up with Salman. After that she gave a string of hits, including ‘Namastey London’, ‘Partner’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Singh Is Kinng’ and critically acclaimed ‘New York’.
But Katrina feels nobody can plan success.
‘It’s (success) destiny, no one can plan it. There are many people who are connected with the industry because of their father, mother or other family members; still they are not able to achieve what is termed as success in the industry.
‘You can come here, make two or three films, your co-stars could be your friends – all this you can plan but you can’t plan which film would be successful. The miracle that happened with my life has been the success of my films. Because, had those films not been successful, no one would have done anything for me,’ said Katrina.
She is now eager to take more responsibilities and do more diverse roles like the one she is doing in Prakash Jha’s ‘Raajneeti’, where she plays a politician.
‘Till now I have done a genre of films. People have accepted me, loved me and have given me so much support. I never imagined getting so much. But I feel that there are other types of films to do. See other contemporary actors, they have done much more diverse roles.
‘People can say that the success ratio of my films has been very, very good, but I still feel people should see me on other kinds of films too…
‘May be something like a remake of ‘Sita Aur Gita’…In ‘Raajneeti’, I have more responsibility. But you will have to remember that there I am with six very important guys, all have very important roles,’ said Katrina.
The actress maintains she always wanted to do something unusual in life.
‘I always used to make a world in my head and live in that. I always wanted to be something unusual. Some of the dreams I remember, they may sound stupid – I wanted to be a firefighter, I wanted to be a stunt woman, I wanted to got to NASA. Acting was something to fancy,’ said Katrina.
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