Birthday special: Katrina’s films with some top actors

Bollywood’s ‘Barbie doll’ Katrina turns a year older today. The lovely actress has spent over a decade in the industry and her journey has been an interesting one. She has made a name for herself with some commercially successful films, her sizzling dance moves and action stunts, and also had intriguing link-ups.

Born on July 16, 1983, the ‘Chikni Chameli’ is now 32. She began her Bollywood career in 2003 with Kaizad Gustad’s multi-starrer ‘Boom’ which unfortunately was doomed at the box office. She eventually found success with films like ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’, ‘Namastey London’, ‘New York’ and ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ among others.

Katrina has worked in variety of films with most of the lead actors of the industry and delivered some blockbusters, hits and a few flops too.

On the occasion of her birthday, here’s a list of some top actors with whom she appeared and how their films fared.

Ranbir Kapoor: The adorable lovebirds of Bollywood have given two super hits together – ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani’ (2009) and ‘Rajneeti’ (2010). Another comedy drama of the couple, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is in the offing.

Ranbir and Katrina reportedly became close while working the 2009 film. They were rumoured to be seeing each other. In 2013, they were also spotted holidaying together. Late last year, both of them moved in to live together.

Salman Khan: There was a time when Katrina was dating him. Although rumours about their relationship began much earlier, the actress spoke about it only after their break-up in 2010. But they have remained friends and Katrina values his opinion.

Salman and Katrina were cast opposite each other in Kabir Khan’s 2012 directorial ‘Ek Tha Tiger’. While Salman played the role of a RAW agent, Katrina too played an ISI spy from Pakistan. The film was a blockbuster. However, their film ‘Yuvvraaj’, a musical story directed by Subhash Ghai proved to be a disaster at the box office.

‘Partner’ too was a blockbuster where Salman played a ‘love guru’. But the actors were not paired with each other. The romantic comedy ‘Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya’ was also a hit where Salman is paired with Sushmita Sen. Katrina appeared opposite Sohail Khan.

They have also appeared in cameos in the 2008 film ‘Hello’, an on-screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘One Night @ the Call Centre’. While Salman appeared in a cameo in Katrina’s film ‘Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani’, Katrina performed to an item number in Salman’s ‘Bodygaurd’.

Shah Rukh Khan: The docile actress was cast opposite the Bollywood ‘Baadshah’ in the 2012 romantic drama ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. The film was the last directorial of Yash Chopra who passed away before the movie released. The chemistry between Shah Rukh and Katrina was very much praised.

Aamir Khan: Katrina was paired opposite in the action film ‘Dhoom 3’ where Aamir appears in a double role and Katrina is an acrobat in a circus. The film broke the records of ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Krish’ to become the fastest to gross Rs 100.

Before ‘Dhoom 3’ both of them also appeared in ‘Bombay Talkies’ an anthology film of four short stories, but not together. Katrina appeared in the story ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’, while Aamir makes a special appearance in the song ‘Apna Bombay Talkies’.

Akshay Kumar: Katrina was cast opposite the ‘Khiladi’ for the maximum time. Akshay and Katrina delivered hits like ‘Namastey London’, ‘Singh Is King’ and ‘Welcome’. Farah Kahn’s ‘Tees Maar Khan’ was also a semi-hit, thanks to Katrina’s sizzling dance to the ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’ number. ‘De Dhana Dhan’ was also performed decently, but ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’ was a flop.

Katrina also made a cameo appearance in Akshay’s 2009 film ‘Blue’.

Hrithik Roshan: Katrina was paired with the Bollywood hunk in Zoya Akhtar’s 2011 film ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and their sweltering chemistry was evident. They once again starred opposite each other in the 2014 hit ‘Bang Bang’, where once again they shared amazing chemistry.

In the remake version of ‘Agneepath’ with the same title in which Hrithik was the lead, Katrina performed and item dance to the song ‘Chikni Chameli’.