Katrina Kaif calls breakup from Ranbir Kapoor 'a blessing'

Actor's personal life has often become the talk of the town, instead of her body of work


Entertainment Desk December 04, 2018
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Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif needs no introduction. The star has come a long way in her career from having her dialogues dubbed over to now acing the Hindi language. She has also transformed herself to an exceptional dancer making her one of the top choices item numbers now. Her fitness forward attitude has helped her become one of the fittest actors in Bollywood as she aces action-packed roles with utmost ease as well.

Katrina has also always remained tight-lipped about her personal life which has often come under the radar - more than her body of work. However, in her latest interview with Vogue India, the starlet kicked off with talking about her personal life, which she feels can be summed up in "one and a half words: non-existent".

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Speaking of how her casual meet-ups instantly become the talk of the town, Katrina said, "Throughout my career, there’s been such prominent talk about the friendships or relationships I’ve had in my life, so that when you speak or when you’re spoken about in the media it’s in the context of another person and with another person."

Being single for the past two years, without having another name attached to her has also been an intense time for the actor. But Katrina has made it out in style with new found courage. She explained, "It’s probably one of the first times in my life where I really had only myself to focus on. And when you focus on yourself, the first thing you realise is that you don’t really know yourself. It’s like a period of not knowing, a period of being uncomfortable because you’re seeing yourself in your raw form without embellishments and then accepting that you don’t really know who you are.”

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Addressing her much-talked about breakup with Ranbir Kapoor, the Dhoom 3 actor added that she now sees it as a blessing because she was able to recognise her patterns and thought processes. She continued, "I could see things from a whole different perspective."

Apart from discussing her film choices in the recent past and how she has managed to up her acting game ever since her 2003, Katrina also spoke about the ongoing #MeToo movement that kicked up a storm worldwide. Although Katrina feels "incredibly fortunate" to not have experienced such incidents, she continuously extends her support to the victims.

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The 35-year-old star shared, "The movement is shaking up the film industry. There won’t be a single person who is not checking themselves on if they have ever behaved inappropriately. They’re probably feeling fear as we sit and talk about it. And when fear comes into play, there will definitely be behavioural corrections."

But Katrina feels that it exists across industries. She concluded, "We all know that all across the world, there is a huge discrepancy in the amount of power women hold in the workplace as compared to men. That makes me think about the women who aren’t in big cities and not in a position to speak out or defend themselves. I do hope it will trickle down to other spheres — it’ll take time, but this is a start.”

The star will be next seen in Zero opposite her Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-stars, Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.

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COMMENTS (2)

azhar naeem | 3 years ago | Reply She was in love with him after ditching her former actor boyfriend. Then she broke up with him and the relationship ended. This is a typical statement. Bollywood is a business, these stars are just part of it.
Bunny Rabbit | 3 years ago | Reply she's right . Shes a bigger star than RK . It would not have worked out .
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