Katrina Kaif has come a long way in an industry that can sometimes be unfair to outsiders – from someone who had to get her movies dubbed because she couldn’t speak Hindi; to the numero uno leading lady.. Katrina has achieved it all.
Soon after the ‘Boom’ debacle, the London-based actress quickly mastered the tricks of the trade in a very short span of time. Currently, she is eyeing all the big movies and is bagging them with ease. From one of Akshay Kumar’s favorite heroines in the late 2000s, to starring opposite Hrithik Roshan in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’, Katrina has worked with every superstar in the industry.
She featured in ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ opposite Salman, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ with SRK and recently wrapped up the shooting schedule of ‘Dhoom 3’ where she will seen sharing screen-space with Aamir Khan. Her forthcoming mega budget films also include ‘Bang Bang’ with Hrithik and ‘Happy New Year’ opposite SRK.
Katrina also has a huge repository of memorable songs, especially song and dance numbers, an area where she has improved tremendously over the years.
Below is my list of Top 10 Best Katrina Kaif songs! Do post yours in the comments section below.
1)Teri Ore: Katrina looked stunningly gorgeous in this song from Singh is King. Picturised in the pyramids of Egypt, Teri Ore was composed by Pritam and had vocals by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal. She has the most successful on screen pair with Akshay Kumar and both rocked this song big time. In my opinion, this is the best Katrina has looked in a song.. EVER!
2)Sheila Ki Jawani: If there is one thing that was good about ‘Tees Maar Khan’, it was the song ‘Sheila Ki Jawani’. Katrina performed some difficult belly moves in this Farah Khan choreographed song. Sheila Ki Jawani was sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and composed by Vishal-Shekhar. This was the biggest item song of 2010 along with Munni Badnaam Hui.
3)Chikni Chameli: Although Katrina had only one song in Agneepath, she made full use of this opportunity and garnered a lot of praise for her sizzling rustic avatar. The song choreographed by Ganesh Acharya went viral on Internet when released and it was also used heavily for the film’s promotions. Sung by Shreya Ghoshal , Chikni Chameli was composed by Ajay-Atul.
4)Mashallah: Katrina performed seductive moves in this number from ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ shot in Arabian settings. Her on-screen chemistry with Salman Khan was the highlight of this song composed by guest composers Sajid-Wajid.
5)Zara Zara Touch Me: This song from ‘Race’ was an instant hit as Katrina was seen in a hot sultry avatar and her chemistry with Saif in the song had a compelling effect on the audience. The song was sung by Monali Thakur and composed by Pritam.
6)Tera Hone Laga Hoon: ‘Ajab Prem ki Ghajab Kahani’ had some of the best romantic numbers of the recent times picturized on the magnetic pair of Ranbir-Katrina. This number sung by Atif and Alisha is one of the best couple songs ever composed by Pritam.
7)Soni De Nakhre: ‘Soni De Nakhre’, even after 6 years, is still in favorite list of all DJs across the country. The song featured Katrina opposite Salman and Govinda. The music for the movie was composed by Salman’s regular Sajid-Wajid and the song was sung by Labh Janjua and Sneha Pant.
8)Yehi Hota Pyaar: One of the best performances ever by Katrina Kaif came in Vipul Shah’s Namaste London. She suited the role of NRI girl perfectly and the music from Himesh Reshammiya was the main highlight of the movie. This song sung by Reshammiya himself had soulful lyrics by Javed Akhtar.
9)Ishq Shava: Katrina was at her mesmerizing best in Ishq Shava from ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ alongside Shah Rukh Khan. This dance number was composed by legendary A.R.Rahman and had vocals by Raghav and Shilpa Rao.
10)Dhunki: This song from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is a high-energy thumper and Katrina gave a classy solo performance. The song was sung by Neha Bhasin and composed by Sohail Sen.
The other songs which equally deserved to be in the list are Just Chill (Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya), Paisa Paisa (De Dana Dan), Ik Junoon (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), Uncha Lamba Kad (Welcome), Tu Hi Meri Dost Hai (Yuvvraj), Mere Sang (New York) and Mora Piya (Rajneeti).
Do let us know your favorite Katrina songs in the comments section below. Thursday next week, we pick Kareena Kapoor’s best.. stay tuned to Indicine!
Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma
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