Also see: Preview of `Malliswari`
Katrina Kaif, the lissome beauty has been in the news for a lot of wrong reasons. She has walked the ramp at The London Fashion Week and done prestigious ads with all leading national and international brands. Even after her launch film Boom bombed at the box office, the Kashmiri-English beauty is upbeat. The model-turned-actress is all excited about her first Telugu film Malliswari opposite Venkatesh releasing on February 18. Excerpts from an interview with Katrina:
Are you happy the way life has been?
I have no regrets. I came to Mumbai as I love the energy of the city. I see Boom as just a stepping-stone.
How did you enter modeling and later films?
My modeling journey began by chance while at school in Hawaii.
You have been linked with Salman Khan. Please comment.
I am a good friend of Salman’s sister and I don’t understand why people made so many stories about our friendship. Right now I am concentrating on my career that is doing well.
How were you selected to do the role of Malliswari?
Director Vijay Bhaskar was looking out for a tall, fair girl with royal looks and he found that I fitted the bill perfectly. Moreover my hero Venkatesh is tall and we make a good pair.
How have you adjusted to the Telugu milieu?
It was not difficult as I have been to Hyderabad a couple of times for my modeling assignments. Here the people are friendly and respectful.
Will you be doing more films in Telugu?
Why not? I am browsing through all the offers that have been pouring in. But I am going to be choosy about what I do in future.
Your detractors say that you have language problem?
I do admit that my Hindi is not as good as it should be for a Bollywood actor. But I am working on both my dialogues and dancing.
Your favorite designers?
Emmanuel Ungaro and Malini Ramani.
Favorite holiday spot
Maldives and Goa.
Chinese or Japanese.
Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz
What do you do when you are not shooting?
I like to ride, swim and spend time with my linguist English mother. But I hardly get any time off, and miss my home and sisters. 1 guess you have to pay the price for fame.