SRK defends Katrina, says she speaks Hindi also

It was not a comfortable moment for Katrina Kaif, when a journo doubted her command over Hindi language at a promotional event here Sunday. But co-star Shah Rukh Khan came to her rescue.

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It was not a comfortable moment for Katrina Kaif, when a journo doubted her command over Hindi language at a promotional event here Sunday. But co-star Shah Rukh Khan came to her rescue.

They were here to promote their forthcoming film "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" that is releasing Tuesday.

When one of the photo journalists asked Katrina about her character in the movie, she started answering in English, but was stopped midway by the journo who forced her to speak in Hindi saying: "You are from Bollywood not Hollywood".

Shah Rukh immediately intervened and said: "She speaks Hindi also. There is no questioning on the language that she speaks. I request you not to do that...don't get confused with what language the actor speaks in. Whatever they are comfortable in, they have right to do so."

When someone asked who does dubbing for Katrina, SRK chose to reply, saying, "She dubs herself."

As soon as SRK finished, Katrina informed about her role in the film. Speaking in English, she said: "My character is that of a typical Yash Chopra heroine. She is very idealistic about life. In the film, I am a businesswoman running my own company."

"Today is not my day. I just want to say that please see the movie and hope you like the film," she added.

Punctuality is not Shah Rukh's forte and he was once again late for the event and perhaps the long waiting hours didn't go down well with the waiting journos.


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  • Posted on: 14 November 2012 at 9:51pmwezyus

    by the way dont think it's a problem for kat to answer in english as english is well spoken n written all over India...so what's need for this issue .the journalist shud hve accept her interview in english ...whereas about dubbing for film ...the actors take all their time, supports & helps from the team during the dubbing ...it's just my opinion ...thnks

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  • Posted on: 14 November 2012 at 2:45pmAshRun

    When you go live & work in another country, you can't always do what you are comfortable with. Most of the time, you have to realize that you represent the minority in India, not the majority.If she can speak hindi in movies then why not in interviews?? She's not comfy with it?? Give me a break. If an indian actress comes to Hollywood and starts giving interviews in hindi or telugu, @TheJake, you think they will put up with that?? Will it make sense for her to say " Ohh, I grew up speaking hindi therefore I will do that even if english is the language here." That makes no sense. I'm American-Indian, but when I go to India I realize that I can't speak english everywhere I go and all the time. Also @TheJake, Just because your thinking doesn't match someone else's it doesn't mean that it's "small and nonsensical" as you said. What if some of her indian fans don't understand english?? Does she not care for those people who buy tickets for her movies and make her what she is?? Salman helped others. true. they're not all successfull true. But were they all dating Salman Khan ?? No. His relationship helped her and that's evident.

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  • Posted on: 14 November 2012 at 12:00pmPious_KaSh

    thats simply not acceptable…
    it was very harsh and rude

  • Posted on: 14 November 2012 at 3:08ampriya_21

    fabulous movie... i like a alot

  • Posted on: 13 November 2012 at 10:52pmRatiG

    So proud of SRK...poor KAt she had given so much to the industry still she is considered outsider

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  • Posted on: 13 November 2012 at 10:26pmMrs.K.B.Sobti

    @TheJake: Very good post!

    @AshRun: It's not that easy. There are many Indians who have been learning English for more than 15 years and they still have a really thick English accent. It's not only Indians, even famous Hollywood actors such as Sofia Vergara (from Colombia). She portrays the role of Gloria in the comedy-hit show Modern Family (my favorite US show) She's been in the US for over 16 years and it feels like she recently started learning English. I personally feel like she has improved a lot. I really liked her in Ek Tha Tiger and Jab Tak Hai Jaan

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  • Posted on: 13 November 2012 at 10:09pmTheJake

    So what if she speaks English? She has every right to - It's her birth language. She is proud of. What SRK said is right! Whatever they are comfortable in, they have right to do so! Who are you people to judge? I don't recall it being a sin - she learned the language, Hindi - Isn't that enough? Salman may be her Godfather, but if today she is considered one of the top heroines - it's only cause of her hard work! Salman acted Godfather in the past too - there were many other actresses - But where are they? They didn't work right? Was it 'cause of Salman? No, na. It's easy to criticize someone's hard work. Look at the bigger picture! Come out of such small/nonsensical thinking people.

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  • Posted on: 13 November 2012 at 10:07pmkavyakomali

    luv u srk...bt i HATE kat she dun know actin,dance dun know how dey tk dat dumb as heroin...i jus avoid d films in which she acts...n d reporter hats off to u very good question...actin in hindi since many years n she dosnt talk in hindi how stupid

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  • Posted on: 13 November 2012 at 8:53pmNehathedesigal

    I for one HATE HATE that stupid girl! She can not act and can't speak hindi to save her life!! And she's beyond ugly!!! EW! Katrina looks like your average white girl! I live in the USA and I have seen so many beautiful white girls that look hundred times better than her!!!! I think the reporter is awesome and deserves a raise or something!! lol

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  • Posted on: 13 November 2012 at 2:25pmcute_shweta

    its an one time watch movie...anushka is good...kat is average...dnt know y kat is here in d movie n dat also in main lead...i guess all fr salman's support...oderwse she wldnt have gt good films...not coz of looks coz dre r many actress who has gt looks bt dey hvent gt good banner movies coz dey dnt hve full of sallu's support...though jthj is nt good one...

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