On her 33rd birthday on July 16, actor Katrina Kaif decided to join Facebook, breaking her long-held resolve to refrain from sharing her life on any social network. Not only did she interact with fans on the site, Kat also posted a video of herself roaming about at home.
What prompted Katrina to suddenly turn into a social animal? Advice — from none other than mentor, confidante and dear friend, actor Salman Khan. Advice to get socially interactive.
“Of course, the final decision to take the plunge and get on Facebook was her own. But Katrina definitely got some sensible advice from Salman. Part of her reluctance to get on a social platform stemmed from her closeness to (actor and ex-boyfriend) Ranbir Kapoor. Since he stayed away from Twitter and Facebook, so did she,” says a friend of Katrina.
After her breakup with Ranbir, Salman apparently counselled Katrina against her reclusive image. “She had begun to come across in public as a bit of a sulky spoilsport. Salman asked her to lose her chronically surly attitude and relax in public. Hence the birthday party — something she has never arranged before — and the interaction on Facebook,” adds Kat’s friend.
Watch a video where Katrina Kaif chats her fans on her birthday, July 16: