This Article is From Jul 23, 2019

Katrina Kaif Knew She'd Have To 'Put In A Lot Of Hard Work' To Be Successful

Katrina's first film Boom backfired on her but she picked up with films like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Tiger Zinda Hai.

Katrina Kaif Knew She'd Have To 'Put In A Lot Of Hard Work' To Be Successful

Katrina Kaif shared this picture. (Image courtesy: katrinakaif)


  • She was last seen opposite Salman Khan in Bharat
  • Katrina starred in Zero with Shah Rukh but it tanked at the box office
  • "I consider this film (Zero) close to me," says Katrina Kaif

Actress Katrina Kaif says she always knew that she would have to put in a lot of effort to make a place for herself in Bollywood. "When I entered the industry I knew I had to put in a lot of hard work to get where I am today," Katrina said. Despite a dud debut in the 2003 crossover film Boom, Katrina made her mark with her distinct screen presence in films such as Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Namastey London, Singh Is Kinng, New York, Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Ek Tha Tiger, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Tiger Zinda Hai, Zero and Bharat.

Fans loved her performances in Zero and Bharat, particularly.

"Zero, according to me, is a film that encourages people to look beyond what holds them back and live a fulfilling life that they always dreamt of. I consider this film close to me because it talks about the passion that everyone should have in their life," she added.

Aanand L Rai's Zero (2018) features Shah Rukh Khan as a person named Bauaa and the film narrates the story of Bauaa's love triangle with a scientist with cerebral palsy (actress Anushka Sharma) and a famous actress (Katrina).

Despite a strong buzz and an ensemble cast, Zero turned out to be a damp squib at the box office.

Aanand L Rai feels Zero has been one of his best directorial ventures.

"The experience of bringing Zero to the audience has channelised the fearless, gutsy side of me, taking direction a notch higher as compared to my previous works. Zero, while being a dreamy fairytale-like story, also highlights the struggles that individuals like you and me deal with every single day. I would like to say that Zero is made with the intention of encouraging people to believe in themselves ad be their own hero," he added.

For Shah Rukh, the movie sends out a message that one must never stop dreaming as dreams do come true.

Zero airs on Zee Cinema later this month.

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