‘Salman Khan was told I am Zero dancer’: Katrina Kaif on overcoming biggest ‘Hichki‘ in her life – You won’t believe this! Katrina Kaif who gave us fabulous dance numbers like ‘Kaala Chashma‘, ‘Chikni Chameli‘ and ‘Sheela Ki Jawani‘ was once described as ‘zero dancer‘ in tinsle town.
Yes, that’s what the lady revealed when Rani Mukerji quizzed her about her biggest Hichki in life and how she fight it out. Rani’s comeback film is about overcoming obstacle in life and after quizzing Shah Rukh Khan about it, she even spoke to Katrina Kaif who explained her journey from being a ‘zero dancer’ to a amazing dancer she has become now.
Tiger Zinda Hai actress revealed, “I remember I was shooting for a Telugu film with Venkatesh. The choreographer, Raju Sundaram, looked quite irritated with my dancing skills, but didn’t say anything. Later, while working on ‘Wanted’ (2009), I overheard him telling Salman Khan that as a dancer I was zero! I was shocked to hear that.”
She even credited filmmaker Sunil Darshan for recommending her a dance teacher. “I trained with Kathak guru, Veeru Krishnan, from 7 am to 1 pm almost everyday. ”
Katrina Kaif even described the song which she feels is the turning point of her career. She revealed that choreographers Bosco Caesar gave her the confidence to perform to the best of her ability in 2008 film, Race. She further added, ” I think this is what a good teacher does – gives a person the confidence that he/she can do it. That’s how I overcame my challenge of being a ‘zero’ dancer,”
Shah Rukh, who is a good friend of the Chopras had earlier revealed, “My greatest hichki moment is the death of my parents. I was 15 when my father died and 26 when my mother passed away. We were not financially well off, and I was pursuing my Masters degree then. The empty house without my parents used to come to bite us (my sister and me). The loneliness, pain, and sadness of the loss of both my parents, could have been overwhelming enough to take over my life wholly. I decided to overcome this moment by letting acting fill up my entire life.”