As if being voted the sexiest woman, the most popular star among kids and winning many such polls in addition to ruling the BO wasn’t enough to make Katrina Kaif smile, the actress was compared to Hollywood star Julia Roberts at a recent awards event.
While Katrina’s always been considered one of the most bankable female stars of Bollywood by trade in the film industry and brand markets too, being compared to the international actor made Katrina very excited and emotional too as Julia happens to be one of Kat’s favourite stars.
“It feels wonderful to be compared to Julia Roberts...” says Katrina. But she still maintains that what matters to her most is acceptance from the audience. “It’s very flattering and overwhelming to have the constant love and support of your fans. And that’s what has always been important to me. I think it’s the audiences who have to actually come and see your films,” adds Katrina.
The actress who had a double dhamaka at the box office first with the Rs200 crore blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan and then another hit Jab Tak Hai Jaan with Shah Rukh Khan recently is currently busy working on Dhoom 3 with Aamir Khan, which completes her film list with the Khan troika.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta points out that the comparisons are absolutely justified. "Look at her track record. Just like Julia is considered bankable in Hollywood, Katrina is just as bankable in Bollywood and she's proven it too. She's been topping polls, is the face of some of the biggest brands, and hitting jackpots at the BO. People are beyond talking about her luck now and giving Katrina her due. She's proving her talent time and again by being hardworking, and it all shows now," says Komal.