Bollywood is slowly revealing its Hichkis as the release of Rani Mukerji starrer Hichki nears. As the actress goes around promoting her film by asking industry A-listers what their career Hichki or short coming was and how they overcame it, fans are getting to see a newer side to their favourite stars. The latest to share her fear was Katrina Kaif.
"For me, my biggest Hichki in the beginning of my career was dancing. While shooting for a film with superstar Venkatesh in Telegu, Raju Sundaram was choreographing me. He looked quite irritated with my dancing but didn’t say anything. Later, while working on Wanted, I overheard him telling Salman Khan on set, that as dancer, Katrina Kaif is Zero! I was shocked,” said the actress. She may have shimmied to Bollywood hits like Kamli, Chikni Chameli and Sheila Ki Jawani but those did not come easy to her.
Like most people facing a short coming, she worked hard to overcome it by training harder. “After my first Telegu film, I trained with Kathak Guru Veeru Krishnan from 7 am to 1 PM almost every day. And choreographers Bosco-Ceaser gave me confidence to perform to my best in the film Race. I think this is what a good teacher does - gives a person confidence that he/she can do it. That’s how I overcame my challenge of being a ‘zero’ dancer,” said the star who has since risen in fame for her dancing.
Highlighting the importance of a good teacher and the support that comes from it, a red dress clad Katrina could only be thankful for the help she received.
Hichki produced by Yash Raj Films is slated for a Mar 23 release.