Has the breakup with Ranbir helped Katrina professionally?
In recent times, when you think of Katrina Kaif you think of 2 things; abs and Ranbir Kapoor! The Baar Baar Dekho actor made headlines more for her relationship status than her professional career. But wait, lately we have seen her entire new avatar. When it came to the promotions of her latest release Baar Baar Dekho, the actor was out and out focused on her film. As soon as the song Kala Chasma hit the floors, everyone was just talking about Katrina!
Her film released on Friday (September 9) and going by the reviews, Katrina stole the entire show and critics did praise her for her acting skills (and not just for her abs). Would it be right saying that her breakup with Ranbir is the best thing which happened to her? Maybe.
She entered mainstream Bollywood with Salman Khan's Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya. A complete outsider, who couldn't even speak a proper sentence in Hindi made it HUGE in Bollywood. Not only did the film do well at the box office, thanks to the strong fan base of Salman Khan, but their rumoured affair also suddenly made her the talk of the town. After the 2005 film, this Bollywood diva went on to deliver many hit films and every director wanted to cast her in their movies.
But what happened then? Cut to her 2009 film Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani with ex Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina was not anymore the most-talked-about diva of Bollywood. Well, this was the time when the rumours of her dating the Tamasha actor started doing the rounds and Salman went way from the picture. Things went downhill from that moment itself. Even though Katrina's Bang Bang and Dhoom 3 were smashing hits, all the conversations started happening more about her relationship than her work.
Katrina never wanted to talk about her relationship with Ranbir, but there was nothing she could do about it! The Ek Tha Tiger actor was not at the best of her career phase and then the breakup happened. She was again the part of all the major gossip columns not for her films but for Ranbir. Katrina's film Fitoor tanked at the box office and people couldn't stop speculating about the reasons of the box office failure. Critics went on to say that she was all blank and had no expressions and she couldn't carry off the role well. There was a certain kind of fatigue and she also seemed a little less interested in her work (or so to say, her interviews would suggest that way).
And then Nitya Mehra's Baar Baar Dekho was announced and we see Katrina going all out for the promotions. Can we say that it was her co-star Sidharth Malhotra's energy which got in such a transformation? Well, it felt like it, because the Dhoom 3 actor was travelling cities for the film, was a part of many funny dubsmash videos, and didn't even avoid the paparazzi. Moreover, Katrina also didn't have any issue talking about her abs in the film and her breakup with Ranbir, which kept her in the spotlight all this while!
Where's that attitude coming from? Is this Katrina's way of coming out of her breakup with Ranbir Kapoor? Has she completely moved on? Well, this only our Bollywood diva knows!
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