Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 12:35 IST
Katrina Kaif reveals Malaika Arora was her role model during early days in film industry
Katrina Kaif spoke candidly about the beginning of her career. The actress mentioned about her modelling career and who she looked up to.
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Katrina Kaif is currently gearing up for the release of her film Merry Christmas. The film stars Vijay Sethupathi in the lead role and will release on January 12. In a new interview, Katrina Kaif opened up about the beginning of her career and people who made an impact in her life.
Katrina Kaif says Malaika Arora was her inspiration
In an interview with Mashable India, Katrina Kaif recalled the time she first moved to Mumbai. The actress initially began her career by taking on modelling jobs. Recalling the time, she noted who she used to look upto for inspiration.
In conversation, Katrina said, “When I started off as a model in Bombay, my intention was to be a model. My role models were Madhu Sapre and Lakshmi Menon. Those were the supermodels of that time. And even Malaika actually. She was still modelling at that time. They were the women I looked up to. And that's what I wanted to be as a model.”
Katrina Kaif says she is her competition
Actress Katrina Kaif shared that her approach to work is that she always believes that she has to give more and she is constantly cross-checking herself that whatever she is doing is excellent. Katrina made her acting debut in 2005 with the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Sarkar. Having an 18-year-long journey in Hindi cinema have there been moments, where the actress felt that she could have given something more? "I think my approach to my work is that I always believe that I have to give more. I always believe that I'm not giving enough in every moment. And I'm always checking and cross-checking myself that am I doing everything I can to be excellent, to be the best that I can be. You know, for me, my belief system is really, am I better than I was yesterday?” Katrina told IANS.
The actress, whose latest release is Tiger 3, added that competition is healthy but her key focus is bettering herself. The Bang Bang actress said: "It's not about looking over my shoulder to see who's doing what around me. Of course, that's important. And of course, competition is healthy. But really, am I bettering myself? If I'm bettering myself and evolving as an artist and as an actor, then I'm on the right path." The actress gives her heart to every film that she does. Katrina said: "I always say that if you don't have something to give, that is when you should pause as an actor.” The actress, who is married to actor Vicky Kaushal, added: "It's an indescribable thing. You can't put your finger on what I'm referring to. But as an actor, you know when you have something to give on screen, you have something to give to that character. You have something to give to that movie. It's an energetic thing. It's an energetic connection and emotion and as an actor, it's either all in or not at all. You know, I feel that you have to be consumed by your work and you have to be able to be connected to it on a deep level," she added.
(With inputs from IANS)
Published December 22nd, 2023 at 23:18 IST
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