8 controversies involving Katrina Kaif you probably didn’t know about…

Katrina Kaif turns 36 today. Here are 8 controversies of the actress from the past...

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Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has been around for more than a decade now. We decided to compile a list of X controversies of the actress you probably didn’t know about…

1. When Salman Khan reportedly slapped her or hit her with a stick

Katrina and Salman were dating back in 2008-2009. According to a report in Cineblitz’s cover story, Katrina and Salman got into an argument because the actress was wearing a figure-hugging and cleaveage-revealing dress. Salman reportedly hit the actress with a stick.

Salman reportedly slapped her at a coffee shop in 2008 as well but Katrina denied the reports.

2. Shah Rukh-Salman spat

According to an Indian report, Katrina Kaif was present at the bash where Salman and Shah Rukh reportedly got into a bitter argument. The exchange of words between the two got worse and Katrina along with Gauri Khan and others tried to intervene.

She left the party quite upset. Katrina since then had to choose to keep her distance from Shah Rukh because of her affiliation with Salman.

3. Beach controversy

While Katrina and Ranbir denied they were dating, pictures of the two started doing the rounds on the internet in which they were holidaying somewhere abroad.

Katrina was clad in a bikini at a beachside resort with Ranbir. The leaked pictures upset the actress so much that she wrote an open letter to the media.

“I am writing this to say that I feel most upset, distressed and invaded at my pictures,” she wrote.

4. Katrina Kazi or Katrina Kaif?

Katrina was almost named Katrina Kazi and not Katrina Kaif, according to the producer of Boom, Ayesha Shroff. Here’s how Ayesha narrated the incident:-

“Her passport says her surname is Turquotte. We created an identity for her. She was this pretty young English girl and we gave her the Kashmiri father and thought of calling her Katrina Kazi. We thought we’d give her some kind of Indian ancestry, to connect with the audience. Those times were different, now people are more accepting. But then we thought that Kazi sounded too… religious? We were to introduce her to the press and at that time, Mohammad Kaif was at the top, and so we said, Katrina Kaif sounds really great. In fact, the brochures for the press say Katrina Kazi. We passed that off saying, ‘Oh that’s a printing mistake.”

5. Ajmer Sharif reshot

Katrina ignited controversy when a few years ago she shot for the film Namastey London at Ajmer Sharif. Her short dress injured some Muslims’ sentiments. The entire scene then had to be reshot. This was an exclusive of the Mumbai Mirror.

6. Gulshan Grover kissing scenes

Katrina made her debut in the Indian film industry with the movie ‘Boom’. A DVD of the same name was released a few years ago featuring kissing scenes between the actress and Gulshan Grover.
However, Katrina did not shie away from discussing the scenes.

“What’s new about those scenes? I don’t deny I have done the scenes in the past where I did things that I wasn’t comfortable. And in any case, `Boom’ and the kissing scenes are all over the internet,” she said.

7. Sidharth Mallya controversy

Pictures of Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Mallya started doing the rounds on the internet in which his hand seems to be going too far while hugging her.

However, it later emerged that the picture was photoshopped and was not the real deal.

8. Break-up with Ranbir

Ranbir and Katrina were in a publicised relationship until the two decided to part ways with each other in 2009. Katrina had this to say about the break-up.

“It’s hard to know exactly why things happened. But I have a different take on it. ‘Ok fine [the break-up] sucks, it’s terrible, this is the worst thing in the world, my life is over. Let’s sit here and believe this, even for just two minutes. Do we feel good about things? No.’ But if you really believe in your god, your universe, you’ll feel much better,” she said.