Katrina Kaif is one actor, who hasn’t been very open about her life with the media. Because of her limited interaction with the media, many assumed that she was just a pretty face. But she proved many wrong with her recent media appearances. Be it her presence at Koffee with Karan or an interview with Film Companion, she has proved how sensible, funny and self-aware she is.
Recently, one of her old interviews surfaced that went viral for all the right reasons. A Reddit user posted a 2008 interview of Katrina Kaif with famous journalist Shoma Chaudhury where she talks about her parents, childhood, and the responsibility of being the man of the house.
In this quite engaging interview, Katrina opened up about her parent’s separation and how it impacted her. She shared how at a very young age, her parents separated. Due to her father’s absence, she decided to secure her family financially. She also shared why her father’s absence in her childhood might be the reason why she was attracted to older men.
“My father is not an influence, he was not part of our family; my parents separated when I was very young and I have never met him since. I am sure if some psychoanalyst lay me on a couch and probed hard and long, they could prove I was sad, but actually, at most, the lack of a father means I am drawn to older men, men who have lived life and have some experience,” she had said.
Katrina’s mother was a lawyer turned international social worker, who travelled a lot for work. While revealing the details of her childhood, she said:
“We never lived anywhere for more than two years and we did not have a great deal of stability, or physical security and comfort, but we led a very culturally diverse life. That’s an unbeatable way to be prepared — I don’t think you can’t get a better education than that. I have seen so much and lived in so many cultures, nothing shocks me. You can throw me any society where and I will adapt,”
Katrina starred in films like ‘Race’, ‘Namastey London’, ‘Welcome’, ‘Partner’, which were huge successes at the box office. Talking about Katrina, Reshma Shetty, the owner of the agency that managed the actor mentioned:
“She wants to be the man in her family. She wants to secure things for her siblings. She understands that there is a limited run that actresses can have and she is determined to make the most of it. Everything is planned out.”
Further adding, Katrina mentioned as her mother never planned for the future, she had to do it for the family.
“It takes intelligence to recognise that cinema is just cinema. My mother never planned materially for the future. But I feel the need to stabilise myself. I need physical security — I can’t roam around and say, oh, we’ll all be fine. I need to work on building security for my sisters for sure. I could not go to film school, but I want to ensure my sister can.”
It is quite amazing how Katrina is a hero of her own life. She refuses to be a princess in distress, who needs any prince to rescue her. Rather, she is ready to do whatever it takes to safeguard her family’s interests. What a warrior!