Actress Katrina Kaif used to be one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood, having delivered multiple commercially successful films. While her acting prowess has always been panned (apart from a few praises for her role in the 2010 film, Rajneeti), she has been a part of blockbuster hits like Namastey London (2007), Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (2009), Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012). Oh, and let’s not forget the 2013 mega blockbuster Dhoom 3 where she starred alongside Aamir Khan.
However, we’ve hardly seen her of late and the ones we have seen her in (like Fitoor and Zero) haven’t performed well. The actress is now reportedly working on her career and claiming her spot as Bollywood’s reigning queen. There were whispers in the industry of her heartbreak and the much-publicised breakup she had with former beau Ranbir Kapoor.
Now, in an interview with Filmfare, Kaif has opened up about heartbreak and the problems she faced.
“Maybe, a lot of things have changed for me personally and professionally. After my last relationship ended, I was forced to analyse many things about myself and my life and the way I was living it. Whatever was supposed to happen, happened. Everything happens for a reason. I remember I was getting on a plane to shoot Baar Baar Dekho in Thailand. It was January. There was a repetitive thought going on in my head. When you get stuck on something, it’s deeply disturbing. It doesn’t leave you alone. It was bad. It was sad. I wondered how could something trouble you to this level? That phase made me read a lot. I wanted to understand how we human beings function. On one particular night, my attitude and approach to the world opened up again,” she said.
“Some things can still upset you. But that’s fine. I face it. I stare at the ghost in the room until it just fades away. When something triggers an emotion, I let it happen. Like one day I came across something, which I kept pushing away. But it hurt me and bothered me. While I was doing yoga, my teacher asked, “Are you okay?” I said I was fine. She said, “But you’re crying.” I had actually begun crying. It had to come out. Now, I don’t try to push things away. I stare at them. What you resist, persists,” she added.