Bollywood starlet Katrina Kaif seems to be having the time of her life in the industry. Linked to no man, the actress is enjoying her stardom and going through the best phase of her career. Katrina is enjoying the kind of work she has been doing, irrespective of how her films fare at the box office, and that’s what she believes is what you need to do in order to survive in the cut-throat competition that exists in Bollywood. And while her performance in her last films, Zero and Bharat were appreciated by many, she doesn’t want that to get to her head.
During a group interview with the rest of the cast of Bharat, Katrina was asked to comment on her transformation as an actor since she first started out in Bollywood. And speaking about the criticism she received in her earlier performances to now starring opposite the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, Katrina said, “In the early days of my career, everything moved so fast and there was no digital, so it wasn’t like I was constantly getting feedback. The reviews came in the paper and were gone. I have come to a reasonable understanding that while I got good reviews for Raajneeti, New York, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, there were a few films in the middle, about three years ago, that didn’t do well. We remember just that phase because it is more recent. That’s what it’s like in the film industry. You really have to continuously deliver.”
Katrina’s career in Bollywood has already spanned 15 years and she feels that while there might be some hits and misses in the way, an artist needs to realize that this is the nature of the industry. She explained, “Everyone goes through low phases in their career, and in the film industry, when you have misses, they stick around for a while. During that phase, you need to have tough skin and introspect to see what can be improved. Likewise, when you start doing well, it sticks around as well. When you are at a great place, you need to think what you’ve to achieve that without getting too attached to the result. Praise makes you feel good, criticism pinches. So you get the best of both worlds.