With the disastrous debut in BOOM to Shahrukh Khan’s JAB TAK HAI JAAN and Aamir Khan’s DHOOM 3, Katrina Kaif, the sensational Bollywood beauty has come a long way. She deserves kudos for diligently working on her weaknesses and achieving stardom. July 16 marks her birthday. Glamsham.Com wishes her birthday greetings and prays for a great future.
For an actress with no formal training in dramatics or dance and having limitations in speaking Hindi it is very difficult to make a mark in Bollywood. Similarly Katrina Kaif had to face much opposition. However her biggest test came when she was discarded by critics for her inability to dance. She became a butt of joke when distinguished dance guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, who has choreographed renowned actors like Madhuri Dixit in DEVDAS and Kamal Haasan in DASAVATHARAM in an interview said, ‘Mein Katrina Kaif ka dance dekha. Us ko naachna nahi, hilna bolte hai!’ (I have seen Kaitrina Kaif dance. Her dancing is not called dance but, it is just swinging.)
Instead of being hurt by the embarrassing comment, Katrina took it in full spirits. When Farah Khan offered her the film TEES MAAR KHAN and the song ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ Katrina grabbed the opportunity and took it upon herself to tight lip her critics. Farah Khan, who directed the movie and also choreographed the particular song in an interview confessed, ‘Katrina’s madness to excel in the dance number can be judged from the fact that she bought all the DVDs of Madhuri Dixit’s movies and practiced till she fell.’
Yasmin Karachiwala, Katrina Kaif’s fitness instructor admiring Katrina’s enthusiasm for her profession once said, ‘Katrina is a perfectionist and at times she tortures me and settles for nothing but the best.’
She added, ‘When she was practicing the song ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ she used to even come to my house at midnight for workouts. Her passion to prove her mettle in dance was so intense that despite a three days consecutive stage show, she would turn up at midnight to practice and would not binge until satisfied.’
After the peppy number ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ Katrina stunned her critics with yet another dancing sensation ‘Chikni Chameli’ thus proving that ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ was no fluke.