Shot in Soneva Fushi, the issue highlights her entrepreneurial debut in the makeup and beauty line, her journey so far, and a towering vision for her brand. Katrina Kaif ventured into the commercial beauty segment with her makeup and beauty line ‘Kay Beauty’ later in 2019.
The cover star also looks back at her journey from being a model to one of the lauded actors in Bollywood. The luxury digital and print magazine of the label Falguni Shane Peacock circles around the latest fashion trends, beauty, and lifestyle via fashion editorials and style pages.
She started out a young, naïve model who was flooded with modeling assignments and movie offers galore. What was a carefully treaded step into Bollywood soon spiraled upwards to stardom, and today, Katrina Kaif sits coolly on many Bollywood superhits that rendered her the ‘A-lister’ title.
A visionary of a person that Katrina is, she is working tirelessly to put herself two steps ahead of time, be it at her beauty venture or her acting career. The usually guarded actor opens up to The Peacock Magazine as she talks about the trajectory of her acting career, the turning point in her life, and how she loves facing and tackling challenges.
Excerpt from her interview
HOW WERE YOUR GROWING UP YEARS LIKE?
I grew up in a household full of girls. I was a shy kid and used to love hanging out with my mom. That’s why most of my pictures as a kid were always hiding behind or hugging my mom. (laughs)
WHEN DID YOU FIRST TAKE INTEREST IN ACTING AND DECIDE TO BECOME AN ACTOR?
I was modeling and I was getting a lot of film offers and all of it excited me. It all happened so quickly. I still remember being so nervous but somewhere inside felt reassured that this is it.
HOW SUPPORTIVE WAS YOUR FAMILY WHEN YOU HARBORED THE DREAM OF BECOMING AN ACTOR?
My family has always been very supportive of my decisions. Even as children, my mother always treated us as individuals with a mind. So, when I told them that I would like to become an actor, they were very happy for me.
HOW DO YOU THINK YOUR ROOTS HAVE SHAPED YOU UP AS AN ACTOR?
I think how you are, inherently shapes you as an actor. How you see life, your understanding of it, and practice what you do, also adds to it. I feel experiences helped me become adaptable and accepting of challenges.
WHO HAS BEEN INSPIRING YOU LATELY?
Even more since COVID-19, the real superheroes of our lives are our frontline workers. Their hard work and undying spirit are outstanding and inspiring.
HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT CHOOSING YOUR SCRIPT?
I feel there’s no right way or a road map about it. Every artist has a different way of viewing and performing. I feel a script has a lot to do with a person’s personality. The characters that didn’t fascinate me a few years ago now make sense to me. My choices have changed and developed with time, just like I have.
DO THE CHARACTERS YOU ESSAY EVER GET UNDER YOUR SKIN?
Whilst shooting, definitely. You do take a part of it home with you for a while.
Credit for this picture: Tarun Vishwa