is the latest sensation in Bollywood. She plays a model
in Kaizad Gustad's 'Boom'. Though the movie was panned
by the critics and shunned by the audiences, it did
declare that Katrina is here to stay. Katrina recently
declared that being part of 'Boom' was a mistake. Katrina
talks at length about her personal and professional
life with SeasonsIndia correspondent Sanyukta.
Excerpts from the interview:
us Katrina recently you had said that you were not
happy by the way you were portrayed in 'Boom'?
Yes, when I signed the film
I didn't know about the Indian culture and tradition.
I didn't know anything about filmmaking and the Indian
film industry. I did not understand the repercussions
of doing such a film. In UK exposing, kissing and
stuff is acceptable but no way can this be accepted
here. I realized that your first film sets an image
in the eyes of filmmakers and the audience. And it
is definitely not the role that I want to be seen
are you regretting being in the film?
Yes, I am. See I have no complaints
regarding the director and producer. The director
Kaizad Gustaad and producer Ayesha Shroff have been
very good people and it was great working with them.
But this is not the way I want to be portrayed as
an actress. I was naïve when I did the film.
I would not do anything like that again. And if this
means that I won't get to do films anymore so it will
be. I don't want filmmakers to expect me to do all
the stuff that they saw me do in Boom again. God will
bring what has to come to me.
then why did you accept the film offer. You knew that
as a model in the film you will be required to expose
and wear skimpy outfits?
As I told you exposing is pretty
much accepted in the English culture. They are used
to watching models in bikinis or wearing skimpy clothes
on the ramp. When the film was offered to me I was
living in England. It looked so much real then. The
movie was in English. As the script went along, there
were changes. But like any other professional, I just
went about doing my work. I was not aware of the Indian
culture and traditions then.
how was it working with Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie
It was great. I worked with
Amitabh for a few days and he was a thorough gentleman.
I must say that Amitabh does have this natural presence
which you feel whenever he walks into a room. It was
nice working with Jackie Shroff too.
was reported that due to your liaison with Salman
Khan and because of your diction, you were thrown
out of Mukesh Bhatt's film Saaya?
Firstly 'thrown out' is not
a word I'd like to use in this situation. It was director
Anurag Basu's decision to not have me in the cast
of the film. I'm sure he had his reasons to do so.
I really don't know. But neither my diction, nor Salman
is the reason why I was not a part of the film. Mukesh
and Mahesh Bhatt are sensible people who wouldn't
sign (or not sign) actors based on such issues. I
don't think anyone can throw an actor out of a film
because of his or her personal life. I fail to understand
what is my ability to act (or not act) got to do with
whom I'm seeing in my personal life? To top it all,
I'm not even seeing Salman Khan.
film assignments do you have on hand?
I am meeting producers and filmmakers
and the negotiations are on. I've refused a few offers
too because I was not happy with the banner. Right
now I have just got to learn about the Indian culture
and Indian cinema and firstly I would like to adapt
myself to it. I am taking this month off from work
so that I can learn the Hindi language. I'm learning
there any truth in the rumours about you and Salman
I don't want to say anything
on this topic. I'm here to model. I'm here to work
in films. I have made my stand clear on that. If I
entertain these questions what will come in print
will look something larger than life. And I don't
what that to happen. I don't want make any comments.
generally speaking, what kind of guys do you like?
I know it sounds silly but someone
who is honest and trustworthy. I am a very emotional
and loyal person. Thus the man in my life should be
loyal and trust worthy. I want to be able to look
into their eyes and know that I can rely on them.
To be honest I've only ever had one boyfriend so I'm
obviously not in any rush.