By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Katrina Kaif turns a year older today and opens another chapter in her blooming career that has witnessed as many as five consecutive box office successes in a row. Namastey London, Partner, Apne, Welcome and Race have all been hits that have made Katrina Kaif, a serious contender for sitting pretty much in the top ledge of Bollywood actresses.
Says a prominent filmmaker who himself comes with a record of delivering consecutive multi-crore box office blockbusters, "Katrina Kaif is truly on a dream run and it would be foolhardy to judge her fortunes by calling her as a lucky heroine. The fact is that she has carefully planned her career while her selection of films has been impeccable."
He goes on to add, "Even before her Big 5 films came, her Humko Deewana Kar Gaye didn't really lose any money. Also, one can't forget that though she didn't have a lengthy role in Sarkar, the film was a hit. One can't take away this credit from her. With her recent films giving her quite a lot of visibility, both from acting and song-n-dance routine perspective, Katrina is commanding a very good standing for herself."
As per trade insiders, Katrina is considered amongst the select few who commands a price and gets it as well. Professionalism is another virtue which goes in her favor which has made Katrina Kaif a darling amongst the filmmakers as well.
A few even believe that if Akshay Kumar is fast aiming for the 'King' tag, even Katrina could soon qualify as a 'Queen', courtesy her great track record with the man who himself is riding high on more than half-a-dozen back-to-back successes (barring Tashan). Her Singh Is Kinng and Yuvraaj are hot in the trade circles as well which brings her closer to making it seven-in-a-row.
On her films which are currently on floor, Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani is looking hot too, considering her first time pairing with Ranbir Kapoor. With Raj Kumar Santoshi at the helm of affairs, the film which also stars Upen Patel, is currently being shot in Ooty. The film is special because for the first time, Katrina is working with someone who belongs to her own age group.
Says a source attached to the film's crew, "Chemistry between Katrina and Ranbir is pretty palpable; quite obviously since both of them belong to the same age group. In the past Katrina has worked with the likes of Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Bobby Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Govinda and Abhishek Bachchan - all of whom have been elder to her by a decent margin. However, with Ranbir, it's a different kind of a comfort feel altogether since the two youngsters are clearly having fun."