“There will be times when your personal life may be spoken about slightly more than your work ... It happens to almost every well-known actors,” says Katrina Kaif.(UNI)
“There will be times when your personal life may be spoken about slightly more than your work ... It happens to almost every well-known actors,” says Katrina Kaif.(UNI)

Why Katrina Kaif doesn’t mind public glare after break-up with Ranbir

“There will be times when your personal life may be spoken about slightly more than your work ... It happens to almost every well-known actors,” says Katrina Kaif.
By Shalvi Mangaokar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2016 07:29 AM IST

Actor Katrina Kaif’s personal life has been in the public eye ever since her alleged break-up with actor Ranbir Kapoor. But she says she is unperturbed by the fact that her personal life gets written about more than her professional pursuits.

Her journey to stardom has not been devoid of obstacles, but the actor, who made her debut with Boom in 2003, has no complaints. “I think I’m very blessed and fortunate,” says Katrina, who strongly believes in destiny.

Read: I’m no extrovert, I never comment on my personal life, says Katrina Kaif

“I guess everyone’s life is predestined. So, you do what you do, and the rest is given to you. I can see how there were huge obstacles and a lot of reasons why on the surface one could’ve thought that this is a very unlikely scenario of where I started from to where I am today. But today, it’s something to be happy about, to be proud of, and to treat with respect,” she adds.

Katrina Kaif interacts with HT Cafe journalists in HT Mumbai office in this file photo from Aug, 2012. (Photo by Santosh Harhare / Hindustan Times)
Katrina Kaif interacts with HT Cafe journalists in HT Mumbai office in this file photo from Aug, 2012. (Photo by Santosh Harhare / Hindustan Times)

On the other hand, even though the actor prefers to stay away from the media glare, she is unperturbed by the fact that her personal life gets written about more than her professional pursuits. “There will be times when your work will be spoken about more, and there may be times when your personal life may be spoken about slightly more. You just understand and accept that it happens to a lot of people; you’re not the only one. It happens to almost every well-known actor,” says Katrina, adding, “Do I wish it wasn’t the case? Of course. It would be lovely if we were just spoken about for our work, and we didn’t have to face any speculation about our personal lives.”

Read: Everyone has a perception of you, says Katrina Kaif

Having said that, point out to her that as celebs, they do sign up for this once they choose to become public figures, and she says, “I do believe that one can guard or successfully maintain a great deal of privacy. Speculation isn’t an invasion of privacy. I don’t see it as that. It’s may be something we wish could be avoided or wish it doesn’t happen. There are lines; sometimes they’re pushed, but they’re rarely crossed.”

As far as her me time is concerned, the actor reveals that she managed to do that a lot last year. “Honestly, in the last year, I got a reasonable amount of time to myself. In the years before that, probably not. This year, so far, is going to be a busy one with all the releases I have lined up,” she says.

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