Katrina Kaif is my absolute favorite. The calmness with which she carries herself is magnetic and interesting. We all know how headstrong she is. Her looks fragile from the outside, but inside she is an embodiment of patience and intelligence.
This year took of on a bad note for Katrina, when she broke up with Ranbir Kapoor, and got miffed in several controversies. The media made it look like the most traumatic break up ever and when all this was boiling up, both Ranbir and Katrina maintained silence.
Last week, it was Ranbir, who broke the ice by talking about his break-up, saying “It was really punctured by a lot of things – by baseless rumours and reports and perceptions and points-of-view. It hurt, because I think after my parents, she’s been the most influential, most motivational entity in my life.”
Soon after Ranbir’s statements, we were anxiously waiting to hear Katrina’s side. As expected, she spoke with grace and maturity:
She talked about all the attention their break up received and how it made her stronger:
“In some way, all the attention is a good thing as it forces you to step up. It forces you not to indulge in self-pity. It forces you to get yourself together and stand up quicker. There are moments in one’s life where things can’t be tougher. But I take those moments as a challenge.”
On why her break up is no different from ours:
“Being an actor is quite a luxurious job. But if worked in an office or had a normal job, you are still going to work. You would still be required to do your job. Your emotions are still the same.”
On why she won’t share her personal baggage of emotions with the media ever:
“I believe everyone needs to separate their personal and professional lives. A lot can be said on this topic. A lot of people could understand what I would say if I were to say anything. Having said that, I have taken the decision and I have stood by that to not comment on this topic. It’s just what I feel is right.”
On asked – if she would choose marriage over career:
“Absolutely, if I wanted to. I will not being forced or coerced into it. If that is what I felt then absolutely yes. If I feel my heart should be at home and raise children absolutely yes. I believe that every woman should follow her instinct.”
On why some women might disagree on her take on career and marriage:
“There are many women who don’t want to settle down and want to focus on their careers and I also know many men who wouldn’t want to get married and focus on their careers. If one has to generalise then by nature women are more inclined towards the family. And towards attachment and protection. Most women are like that. There are women who see differently and feel differently. But if you ask me personally, then I would like to choose both.”
She inspires us to stay strong and respect one’s individuality. Break ups are always unfortunate and it’s more important how we deal with them and move forward in our lives.