Mumbai: Katrina Kaif, who is half- Kashmiri and half-British, has been able to create a niche for herself in Bollywood after striving hard for years.
However, the lady who recently celebrated her 27th birthday has been surrounded by controversies owing to her origin and her nationality.
Even her arch rival and contemporary Deepika Padukone had publicly expressed her desire to take a sneak peek at Katrina’s passport in Karan Johar’s talk show `Koffee With Karan`. Just like Deepika, there are many more who often keep discussing her background.
In an interview to a leading daily, Katrina candidly confessed that she does get touchy at times on constantly being questioned about her origin.
She said, “Yes. Because people are insinuating that there is something wrong in it! Please understand that I am not – I assure you, I promise you – I am not the only half-Asian half-British person alive on this planet!”
Surprisingly news channels in India have a photo copy of Katrina’s passport with them.
“My passport`s copies are with every news channel in this country – don`t ask me how they got them. Everyone has my name, which is my mother`s name, on the passport. It`s never been hidden, that, or my date of birth, or where I was born – I was born in Hong Kong, for all those who`ve missed that part of the breaking news – and I just find it so funny,” said Katrina sarcastically.
The lady did not stop there. She was bold enough to drag Rahul Gandhi’s name in the “half-Indian” controversy, proving that she is not only beautiful but is brainy too, for she knows she raised a very valid point.
“Am I supposed to be ashamed that I am half Asian, half European? I mean, no! Rahul Gandhi is half-Indian, half-Italian. So? I am very proud of what I am and I just don`t understand the confusion – as if I`m trying to hide the fact that my mother`s British. Why would I? ” said Katrina.