Katrina Kaif is currently a top notch actress working with big names in the industry and also lapping up major projects. Katrina has worked with all the three Khans in the industry and even entered the 500 crore club with the success of Dhoom 3. She has given several hits in her career and is giving other actresses a run for their money, but at the same time has faced troubling times in her personal life. We take you through some of the most controversial moments of the actress.
Before Katrina Kaif was linked to Ranbir Kapoor, the actress was reportedly close to Salman Khan. And a few years back, a rather ugly incident was reported about them. According to a report in Hindustan Times, the cover story in CineBlitz’s issue stated that Salman Khan had got angry at Kat for wearing a figure-hugging, cleavage-revealing dress, and what followed was a string of loud abuses and a blow to Kat from a stick that was lying closeby. And this specific incident was allegedly said to have caused a breakup between their rumoured relationship. Also it was reported in The Times of India that Salman had slapped her at a coffee shop in 2008, but she later denied it. While in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, she voiced her opinion about men, she said, “All my life I have judged my worth by how much I have been loved by a man. It’s so with a lot of women, that their self-esteem is measured by how much they are loved by a man, their partner, their boyfriend or may be their husband. In my case, it may be because I grew up without my father. But now that I am more mature and not eighteen any more, I have learnt to overcome that and understand that I have my own destiny and life.”
Katrina Kaif’s birthday in 2008 was a major cause of controversy then. The actress was allegedly dating Salman Khan at that time, and the party hosted in Bandra had most of Bollywood in attendance. However the evening ended in a rather ugly manner with Salman and Shah Rukh ending up in a spat. According to reports, Salman and Shah Rukh had an exchange of comments which became serious later. Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif had to intervene to stop any further damage. Reportedly Katrina left the party looking visibly upset and post this spat both the Khans have not been on great terms with each other.
Of late, Katrina Kaif has been allegedly linked to Ranbir Kapoor. However in an interview with The Times of India Katrina said, “Ranbir should marry whoever he wants to marry. I hope that everyone is happy and everyone gets married when they want to get married. I am not getting married to anyone right now, nor am I getting engaged.” The duo has been making appearances together at screenings but have always denied reports of being in a relationship. The couple, Katrina and Ranbir were caught in an ugly controversy with images of the two holidaying together. Katrina Kaif, in a bikini, enjoying a beachside vacation was spotted with Ranbir Kapoor and the images soon went viral. Katrina was very upset with the news and she stated in an open letter to the media, “I am writing this to say that I feel most upset, distressed and invaded at my pictures. I request that all media running these pictures please refrain from doing so. I have a wonderful relationship with the media and have been accessible to the media at all times. There is no reason for this furtive and invasive behaviour.” However such images are occupational hazards which come with Katrina being one of the big names of the industry.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Katrina Kaif was given the new identity by Ayesha Shroff the producer of Boom. Ayesha Shroff said, “Her passport says her surname is Turquotte. We created an identity for her. She was this pretty young English girl and we gave her the Kashmiri father and thought of calling her Katrina Kazi. We thought we’d give her some kind of Indian ancestry, to connect with the audience. Those times were different, now people are more accepting. But then we thought that Kazi sounded too… religious? We were to introduce her to the press and at that time, Mohammad Kaif was at the top, and so we said, Katrina Kaif sounds really great. In fact, the brochures for the press say Katrina Kazi. We passed that off saying, ‘Oh that’s a printing mistake.”
Katrina Kaif made her debut in the industry with Boom, probably a film that the actress would want to erase from her memory. A few years back, a DVD of the same film was to be launched in the market with her kissing scenes with Gulshan Grover in it too. However the actress remained unfazed with it. In an interview with The Times of India, Katrina said, “What’s new about those scenes? I don’t deny I have done the scenes in the past where I did things that I wasn’t comfortable. And in any case, `Boom‘ and the kissing scenes are all over the internet.”
Katrina Kaif has also been caught in several controversies related to her dresses. According to a report on Bollywood Humgama, Katrina had worn a skirt while shooting forNamastey London at Ajmer Sharif. And this had irked the religious sentiments there and the scene had to be reshot. However Kats has been a regular at the religious place and visits it before the release of most of her films, totally clad. At times, her designer dresses have also placed her in an embarrassing moment. At the launch of her film Dhoom 3, Katrina’s short pink dress came under the limelight.