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When Katrina Kaif was told 'this girl can't dance' on a South Indian film set!

Katrina Kaif recently recalled the time she was told 'this girl can't dance' on a South Indian film set. The actress was a part of the 2004 Telugu film called Malliswari.

When Katrina Kaif was told 'this girl can't dance' on a South Indian film set!

Katrina Kaif recalls being told 'this girl can't dance'. (Image courtesy: Yash Raj Films)

Last Updated: 05.23 PM, Mar 02, 2024


Katrina Kaif was young when she moved to India to pursue an acting career in movies. When she just started out in the film industry, the actress faced a lot of criticism. At that time, Katrina would often cry after receiving criticism. However, she mustered the courage and made a mark for herself in the industry. In a new interview, the Bollywood actress recalled an instance where she was told that she couldn't dance on the sets of a Telugu film.

Katrina Kaif recalls being told that she couldn't dance

Speaking to Mid-Day, Katrina Kaif opened up about the time she did a Telugu film called Malliswari with Venkatesh Daggubati. The actress remembered that when she was shooting for a song, somebody on the set said on the microphone, "This girl just can’t dance."


Katrina added that she remembers, very specifically, not feeling pained or sensitive about it. She just heard it as information. She also recalled many people telling her that she wouldn't 'make it' in films. All of this changed in due time, of course, and she went on to become a star. The same people who said that she would never be successful went on to work with her later on.

Katrina Kaif's career in Hindi cinema

Katrina Kaif has been an integral part of Bollywood for over 20 years now. She started her career in the Hindi film industry with Boom. Later, Katrina went on to work in some successful movies like Partner, Welcome, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?, Singh Is Kinng, Race, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and the Tiger franchise, among others.

The actress' last theatrical release was filmmaker Sriram Raghavan's Merry Christmas. Katrina shared screen space with South Indian actor Vijaay Sethupathi in the film. The movie was simultaneously shot in Hindi and Tamil and she won critical acclaim for her performance in the movie. She was confirmed to be a part of Farhan Akhtar's Jee Le Zaraa with Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, but there is no development on the film.

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