The actor shares how she is unlike her character in Zero movie and more
Mumbai: Katrina Kaif’s Christmas release Zero hits theatres today. After watching songs like Husn Parcham and Heer Badnaam, fans can't wait to catch a glimpse of the B-Town hottie who makes every male heart skip a beat. In the movie, Katrina plays an actor named Babita Kumari, who is an alcoholic and emotionally unstable.
Talking about her character, Katrina told MyNation, “Babita is a little bit on the self-destructive path. She isn’t prepared to listen to anyone and she is just feeling hurt. She is incapable of feeling peaceful in love or feeling the love that she is so yearning for or searching for. She is very confrontational, aggressive, drinks openly and provokes people.”
Even though her screen character Babita Kumari is ‘drinking openly’, Kat abstains from alcohol in real life. She said, “Fortunately I don’t battle with alcoholism. It’s a fortunate thing, I am blessed with that. It doesn’t work too well for me.” Consuming alcohol is not the only difference between Katrina and her screen avatar, Kat admits that she is markedly different in her behaviour also. The actor said, “Babita says exactly what she feels on a person’s face. I think sometimes it is okay to say what you feel to that person, even if it makes you look stupid or vulnerable, even if it puts you an awkward situation. Just to get it off your chest, just say it and then move on. But I don’t do that, I don’t say anything. I’d rather not say anything and then live with the feeling that I didn’t say anything.”
The 35-year-old also admitted that as a person she prefers not to display her emotions, and said, “I try to deal with it on my own. Because this is my journey and it has nothing to do with you especially if you are not in my life anymore. I don’t know whether you call it ego or fear, but sometimes you don’t want to say anything because that’s the one thing you have left, maine kuch bola nahi.”
Her previous release Thugs of Hindostan failed to perform at the box office, which has disappointed her but she also feels that disappointment is “good” in a way. Katrina explained, “Aamir (Khan) has spoken on the matter and I know it has really hurt him deeply and personally. That’s good. I think disappointment is good because it wakes you up a little bit again. In case of Thugs, it was not for lack of trying. Something just went wrong. You have to have that courage and guts to try things and be prepared that it may or may not work.”
What is her expectation about Zero’s box office performance? “It’s hard for me to tell,” says Katrina, adding, “I know that a lot of hard work has been put into the film. I believe it is a good story and a good film. I also feel that Aanand Rai is one of the finest storytellers that we have in our cinema. I feel his stories connect. For the rest, you have to wait.”
This year Katrina Kaif completes 15 years in Bollywood, her debut movie being Kaizad Gustad’s Boom (2003). How has she evolved in these years? The actor shared, “I think life experiences teach you deeper feelings. So, your emotional quotient becomes a little deeper. Otherwise, when you are young and everything in life is all rosy and cheery, maybe you lack a certain amount of depth. After you do something for 15,000 hours, then you automatically claim to be knowledgeable in that area. Experience helps you learn. For me, it was on the job experience. In the last few years, especially in the last year, I have tried to focus on the areas where I wanted to improve. One was my diction and the other, my approach for the characters.”
Zero directed by Aanand L Rai brings back the Jab Tak Hai Jaan trio Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma together on screen after six years. The film hits theatres today.
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