The current reigning Queen of Bollywood, Katrina Kaif has been in the news for every possible thing she does, for every vacation she takes off to (Ibiza, darlings! Remember?), for every movie she signs and of course, for every Martial Arts form she’s been training for. The list might go to endless numbers! That Katrina Kaif puts in her 100% in everything she does be it her diction, Hindi-speaking skills, dance, acting (umm, not too much) and Martial Arts is quite an old fact. She first demonstrated her martial art skills to an extent in the December 2013 blockbuster Dhoom 3 where she performed some nerve wrecking stunts in the song Kamli. She starred alongside perfectionist Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra in the movie. Katrina is expected to perform some high-octane action sequences in her upcoming film Jagga Jasoos starring Ranbir Kapoor and Govinda. The movie Jagga Jasoos is about a teenage son, essayed by Ranbir Kapoor, who has immense detective skills, sets on a mission to find his missing father whose role essayed by yesteryears’ comedian-actor Govinda. The movie is expected to hit the screens by May 2015. News also has that Katrina Kaif has been spying on Ranbir Kapoor for reasons best known to her. Looks like she has been taking her role in the film very seriously!
Katrina Kaif has been undergoing intense training in the Israeli martial arts form called Krav Maga. ‘Krav Maga’ literally means ‘Contact Combat’. It is a form of self-defense and martial art developed for the defense of the Israeli military. It is a combination of boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, Judo, Wing Chun etc. This form of martial arts was created by Imi Lichtenfeld. The art form came into spotlight around the 1930s. This particular martial arts form has a philosophy which highlights how to tackle the offender and simultaneously defend oneself from the attacker. It portrays various techniques to handle the opposition skillfully. Krav Maga also provides an insight into how to neutralize the threat imposed by the attacker or the attacking team. It is accepted and practiced by the Israeli Defense Forces and also some of the Special Forces. This form of art has recently gained recognition among the females for self-defense.
While Katrina Kaif has been in the news for her strenuous training sessions, she is also found in news for her tumultuous relationship with her on and off beau Ranbir Kapoor. They are rumored to have bought a hot property in Bandra and according to the gossip-mongers, are planning to live in together for which they have been shopping for the interiors all over the world. Katrina Kaif is currently shooting for 26/11 inspired counter-terrorism movie Phantom who is starred opposite Saif Ali Khan. This is the second venture with her ‘New York’ director Kabir Khan. The cast and crew of the film have travelled to Lebanon, Jammu and Kashmir, United Kingdom and Turkey. The movie is slated for an April 2015 release. With the variety of roles Katrina is being offered one can claim that her determination, sincerity has paid up!
With Bobby Jasoos of the same genre not setting the cash registers ringing as expected, let’s hope Jagga Jasoos does the needful! Will it be as successful as her last movie Dhoom 3? Will have to wait till the movie is out for ya’ll birdies!..