Mumbai: Bollywood’s lucky mascot and one of the industry’s leading ladies, Katrina Kaif, who has time and again emerged amongst the most popular, the most googled and amongst the most admired personalities in the country , was invited as key note speaker at the prestigious India Today Conclave 2015 that ideates, debates and celebrates ideas that are reshaping the world as we know it.
Katrina Kaif joined the likes of Cricket icon- Sachin Tendulkar,Motivational guru -Deepak Chopra,Railway Minister-Suresh Prabhu,Maharashtra CM-Devendra Fadnavis,writer Chetan Bhagat,social activist- Shobha De,US Ambassador -Richard Verma,Australian High Commissioner -Patrick Suckling to name a few ,as she interacted with current affairs specialist, Karan Thapar ,in an interactive tête-à-tête.
The actress spoke at length about what in her opinion makes for a good film,how women are coming into their own in a male-dominated industry, whether numbers continue to matter, issues around celebrity privacy, not to mention, an exciting rapid fire round.
The interesting session also happened to cover facts about the actress that very few know ,one being that she has travelled to over 12 countries much before her Bollywood debut, which acted as a great learning experience .This and much more equipped Katrina Kaif to march into the Hindi film industry with the confidence that would one day make her a name to reckon with.
Apart from being one of the most sought after actresses in Bollywood,Katrina Kaif is also the most popular face on the small screen courtesy her kitty of endorsements that include everything from a soft beverage brand, to products in the cosmetic line right down to a jewellery brand.
Katrina has carved a niche for herself as one of the most bankable Bollywood stars, with brand equity on par the top male actors of Bollywood given the success the brands have seen post her association with them.
Katrina emerged the “most popular actress” of last year , based on Ormax “Stars India Loves” report ,conducted across 44 cities.What’s more is that the actress was recently crowned “The Hottest Woman in the World” as she bagged the Numero Uno spot on the Ultimate Guys Guide- Maxim India’s Hottest List for 2014, an annual poll with some of the most gorgeous women competing for the crown.
It doesn’t just stop there ,Katrina was voted the “Sexiest Woman Alive” by a Youth Survey 2014 conducted by the national daily , elbowing out Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and music sensation Beyonce ..Katrina Kaif was the only Bollywood actress to feature in the top 10 rankings of the survey,held by TRA – Trust Research Advisory last year across 15 prime cities in the country.
The actress also emerged on the number 3 spot on the Most Searched Indian People list , as per the Google Zeitgeist list 2013,surpassing views of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar in one of his career’s finest years.Katrina was also voted sexiest woman in the world for 5 years in a row by a leading magazine.