Katrina who made her debut in 2003 with ‘Boom’ has gone on to become one of the leading stars of the country. She tasted success in 2005 with ‘Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?’ and she was also dating Salman Khan then. Her life has been a roller coaster and has held her own quite well.
The keeda that we are, we went scouting through the pages of social media and got our hands on Kat’s first interview with Filmfare, back in 2005, where she did let her guard down and spoke candidly about love and Salman.
Here are the excerpts from the throwback interview:
On her much-talked about relationship with Salman and if he was promoting her in Bollywood, Kat says, “Frankly, it doesn’t work like that. Sometimes I feel if didn’t have this connection I’d be doing more films with him. Some filmmakers might be unsure about pairing me with him.”
Does she consider her association with Salman as her strength or weakness? “He’s not a part of me, so how would he be my strength or weakness” she retorts. “Honestly, I don’t know how the industry perceives it. But in my mind, my work is my work. And my personal life is my personal life. I refuse to even let the thought of it in my head that the two of them can merge. And I don’t want to talk about my personal life. Why, if you can tell me for sure what’s going to happen in the future? I’ll talk to you about everyone in my life. But who knows, where you’re going to end up tomorrow or next week or next month. And then you go back and see all those magazines and all those words you’ve said, may be different. I’ve seen it happen so many times and you sound foolish. So it’s best not to talk,” adds the actress.
But is she in love? “Yes! I’m madly in love with the idea of being in love.” And what’s her ideal man like? “I really can’t talk about my ideal man because I have this very bad habit of daydreaming about this knight in shining Armour who’ll sweep me off my feet and worships the ground I walk on. I just have this perfect romanticized idea how love should be. My mother tells me, my friends tell me, to stop romanticizing because you never know what real life is going to be like, but I can’t seem to stop. I realize that love is not like it’s in the movies. Frankly, right now I have no opinion about love, about marriage. I’m only 21. It’s the age of which one forms one’s ideas, finds one’s values, one’s way of living.”
Interesting, only if she would open up about her personal life today! Anyways, the babe is all set to return to the big screen with ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ and we cannot wait!