Katrina Kaif is the new Bollywood Queen.
No doubt at all.
She has revived the great long tradition of Utmost talented Muslim Beauties ruling Bollywood.
Mumtaz was the last of them.
Can we forget ‘Mother India’ ever?
Can we forget Chhoti Bahu of ‘Sahab Biwi aur Ghulam?
Can we forget Anarkali of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’?
Can we forget Rosy of ‘Guide‘?
Can we forget the mischievous girl of ‘Jangli’?
Can we forget the mischievous girl of ‘Bandhan’, Bidi smoking girl of ‘Roti’, unsuccessful beloved of ‘Prem Kahani’?
Tabu promised to revive the great tradition, but she lost herself, unfortunately, in meaningful cinema more.
Thank God, they could not kill Katrina Kaif.
She is giving biggest hits with Axay Kumar, like ‘Humko Deewna kar gaye’, ‘Namastey London’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Singh is King’.
They attached her name to Salman Khan to revive Salman Khan boosting him, thus.
The audience have become wiser.
They rejected ‘Yuvraj’ starring Salman Khan with Katrina Kaif.
Even Katrina Kaif could not boost the super flop Salman Khan.
‘The Times of India’ has published a story:
Men swear by this curvaceous lass. The women envy her. While Katrina Kaif , the glam world’s latest favourite person, just immerses
herself in her work, says Priya Pathiyan
Katrina Kaif. At 19, she’s worked with the likes of Kaizad Gustad (the soon to be released film Boom), Mahesh Mathai and Sandeep Chowta (for the popular Mitti ) and is currently doing commercials for big buck multinationals LG, Samsung and Coke as well as the much-awaited new Ogilvy & Mather ad for Fevicol. Not to mention the way she’s got the entire male population of the country hooked. Things that the average Indian hopeful can only dream of. And she’s not even technically Indian!
(where she grew up), to London (where she started her modelling career). A contract with the Models1 Agency and campaigns for prestigious houses like La Sanza and Arcadius and even a turn on the London Fashion Week catwalk. She was well on her way to a successful ramp career.
? “I like India because of my father,” she says. Adding the more prosaic reason as an afterthought: “Kaizad is London-based and he offered me a role in Boom. So I came here to do it. But then I liked it here and was getting a lot of offers, so I decided to stay on.” And she loves the city of Pune. “It’s like a little fairytale town, so sleepy and quiet,” she enthuses. “But I also love Jaipur, so colourful…” she ponders, in that delightfully exotic accent, which might soon vanish, as she is working on her diction and learning Kathak with Veeru Krishna so that she’ll have an edge when she bites into those meaty roles in mainstream cinema too. Talk about being prepared!
The curvy Kaif may not be the common man’s idea of a Girl Guide, but she sure does sound like one. When you quiz her on her supposed links with Salman Khan, she is quick to demur. “I’m not involved with Salman Khan. I’m just a close friend of his sister Alvira’s,” is all that you get. “I don’t have a love interest in my life,” she avers. “I’m just so busy, travelling every single day with my work. I’m not even an avid party animal. I’m content to hang out with my friends, Alison Kanuga (model) and Anna Singh (fashion designer),” she’d like you to believe.
Right now, she’s concentrating on her advertising shoots and looking forward to some good campaigns and readying herself for the onslaught of Hindi cinema offers. There’s plenty of work and she’s not complaining. So it’s Kerala one day,
the next. And a string of stolen hearts en route!