Katrina Kaif: Having a plan B is like accepting failure

From someone who had no knowledge about the industry or the Hindi language to becoming one of the top actresses in the industry, she has come a long way. Although she had a rough start in Bollywood with her films not minting big numbers at the box office, she still did not lose hope and kept moving forward.

Her first film Boom was hugely criticised and she was not taken seriously as an actor. When asked how she handled herself in an industry which was alien to her, Katrina said she is saving the answer for now. “I educated myself (about the industry) but I might write a book (on it), so I won’t waste the answer now. I seriously might write a book,” she said.

Despite having huge success in Bollywood, Katrina too saw some dark days in her career, however, still maintained her composure. Speaking about the setbacks, she told a media portal, “You need to have a balanced attitude to life, need to accept that failures, hardships and hard times — for me definitely — they are the biggest teachers. They (failures) are the biggest steps. Once you get there, then you reach higher. You need them. Hardship and failures taught me to evolve and reach the next step. I am constantly trying to educate myself by reading about peoples’ journeys, taking care of my mind and making sure I am evolving as a person and not just accepting whatever thoughts come to my mind.”

Katrina never had a plan B for her career as she always dreamt of being a movie star. “There was no back-up plan. Having a plan B is like accepting failure. I have never had a plan B for anything. You can say that is not the correct way to go (about something) may be,” she said.

She will be next seen in Zero opposite Shah Rukh Khan where she will reportedly be paired with Abhay Deol. She will also be teaming up with Varun Dhawan for ABCD 3.