Katrina Kaif - Ruled the roost in 2013!
One of the most successful actors of current times, Katrina Kaif sure knows how to play her cards to her utmost advantage. She was most recently seen in the Yash Raj Films flick Dhoom 3 in which everyone was left bowled over by her looks and stunning screen presence, not to mention her dance moves which have always been highly acclaimed. She indeed did end the year 2013 with a bang!
Eminent critics were heard singing eloquent praises of her display of acrobatic skills and incredibly graceful dance numbers. Though it was unanimously agreed that she did not have much of a screen time, nor did her role have a lot of scope for acting-oriented performance, yet she astonished viewers and critics alike with her ethereal portrayal of an acrobat diva. A critic from Refidd gushed that she is the greatest “special effect” in the movie, whose movements can be likened to silk- smooth and effortless. Not only were her acrobatics stupefying to say the least, but the magnificently choreographed dance sequences did complete justice to Katrina’s rendering them. The never-seen-before aerial stunts were mastered by her with sheer grit and determination, due to which she is said to have earned the title of Miss Perfectionist in Bollywood. For the first time, Dhoom 3 sees the “Barbie” girl tread beyond her comfort zone and pull off acrobats almost as impeccably as a professional.
Under the guidance of able trainers like Reza and Yasmin Karachiwala, and also experts from London, to acquire the control, flow and concentration required for this action entertainer. With over a year of Pilates, functional training and an intense course in Aerial straps work, she has defined her limits and set a new benchmark for her contemporaries. She herself says that that scenes were shot at a height of 25 ft with a crash mat below, and though she never considered herself an acrobatic person, and was also considerably apprehensive, yet she overcame her fear for this once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity. With the chartbuster songs like ‘Dhoom Machale’, ‘Kamli’, ‘Malang’ to her credit, she really did set temperatures soaring, justifying her being voted s the country’s “hottest” actress 4 years in a row!
What’s more, Katrina also tops the list of the most searched celebrities on the Internet in India in the last quarter of 2013, with Dhoom 3 being her only release in the year. The film itself was the most-searched term, which comes as no wonder as it was a highly-awaited release, and had generated a huge buzz much before even its promos went on-air. Also, while she has been in news for her rumoured relationship with Ranbir Kapoor throughout 2013, she chose to maintain silence on this. However, she did tell the media that she wants to work for the next 30 years of life, and is definitely not contemplating marriage anytime soon. Her professional front is of utmost priority to her now, and everything else can take a backseat. Resolute on working on multiple projects in the upcoming years, she is all set to wow her audiences in 2014 with Jagga Jasoos and Bang Bang. 2013 also saw her hitting another high after featuring in the top 10 list of Forbes Magazine India’s Celebrity 100 list, in which she was the only female actor. She was on number 9 with 63.75 crore earnings in the last year, thus giving more reasons to her to celebrate 2013 as a good year for her!
The year struck a high note for this glamorous celebrity indeed, and she has much more on her platter to offer in 2014!