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“I’ve been given so much and I’ve earned it too”

by Joe Bourn

New Delhi: As someone who started acting when she was just a teenager, actress Katrina Kaif says she is very driven and competitive, but over the years, she has learned to enjoy the “wonderful journey” she has had in Hindi cinema.

There are many films that helped her grow up, says Katrina, who completed 20 years in Bollywood this year. She counts ‘New York’, ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’, ‘Rajneeti’, ‘Singh is Kinng’, ‘Namastey London’, ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Zero’ among the major milestones in her career.

“I’ve been very lucky and because I’m a very driven person, I’m constantly looking around. You compare yourself, it’s natural because if you are a very driven and competitive person you never rest with yourself. you’re always pushing yourself… But sometimes I remind myself to take this moment and think and appreciate that I’ve been given so much and I’ve earned it too. It has been a wonderful journey for which I am very grateful,” Kaif told PTI in an interview.

The 40-year-old actress, who started out as a model before making her film debut in 2003 with ‘Boom’, has had an enviable filmography starring in films like ‘Namastey London’, ‘Partner’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Singh. He is King.”

Her latest release ‘Tiger 3’ co-starring Salman Khan and Emraan Hashmi has earned over Rs 400 crore worldwide in nine days. It is directed by Maneesh Sharma and backed by Yash Raj Films.

The actress said she was always “obsessed” with her work to the point where it became her identity. He also said that he finds acting to be an extremely demanding career.

“I think personally it’s a requirement of the profession, (that) you have to be consumed with your craft as an actor. If you’re not concerned with the film, I think there’s a void somewhere on the screen. Also, I think it’s mine. I’m very obsessed with things in terms of my work, it consumes me so much, people have to say to me, “Go home, everyone is tired now.”

“I guess my work was my identity. I started when I was very young. Before I was 17, I had started my career and when something gives you your identity, then that becomes part of your core, that becomes who you are. You are always in tune and trained to inherently fight for it and protect it,” he added.

When asked what advice she would give her younger self – about to embark on an acting career – Keefe replied: “Enjoy the moment.” “I had a great time… I was having a great time. I look back on those times and I had so much fun. The only thing maybe, I can say to myself, ‘Enjoy this moment,’ because in those days there was no social media and so we just stayed in the moment.” After ‘Tiger 3’, Kaif has three films in the pipeline, including thriller ‘Merry Christmas’ directed by Sriram Raghavan, ‘Jee Le Zaara’ co-starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Alia Bhatt, and a film with directed by Alia Abbas Zafar.

Katrina said she is excited about the future and what is in store for her as an actress.

“I’m very happy as long as I’m making choices that are honest to who I am today. I’m making choices from a balanced and calm place, a happy space, so that’s always good. (I’m) excited for the future. I’m excited to see how I can to grow as an artist, what new dimension can I bring to the screen and what new dimension can I bring to my work and I’m looking forward to that,” he added.

(This report has been published as part of an automatically generated syndicated wire feed. Other than the headline, the content has not been modified or edited by ABP LIVE.)

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