Katrina Kaif may smile prettily at events and go through all the motions required of her as an actress in the most professional manner, but her closest friends are worried for her and the traumatic time she is going through.
One of them, pained by what she has been seeing, said, on condition of anonymity, “Katrina and Salman Khan have been going through a particularly rough patch and for the last nine months there has been little or no intimacy between them. This is one of those strange situations in which couples sometimes find themselves in which there is no right or wrong because both have a point of view and both are rational in the way they think.”
“Katrina who worries what the future might hold for her personally has now begun thinking that one way to repair matters between them is to accept him the way he is and give in to his greatest desire… that someone should love him so much that she actually gives up her career for him. If that were to happen Salman would love to settle down with her and the much awaited wedding bells would ring in the Khan household. Remember, Salman has never before been as keen to marry as he is with Katrina.”
“To understand what has gone wrong with their relationship, one has to understand that when Salman and Katrina met around five years ago, and fell head over heels in love with each other, Katrina was just a teenager. Over time she has gone from being a girl to becoming a woman, she has seen several ups and down in life and she has made tremendous headway in her career. Obviously what seemed all grown up to her then, like say Salman’s drinking and bratty behaviour, now seems childish to her. In Salman’s defence it is important to say that it can’t have been easy to watch an adoring girlfriend change to a critical one. Salman himself hasn’t changed because he was always the way he is when they met, and that makes it even more difficult for him to accept that Katrina has.”
“But the tragedy also lies in Salman’s psyche. I have observed him closely and it is evident that he thinks of himself as the alpha male who has to be in the commanding position in every relationship. It is no secret that he craves his father’s approval in everything he does and that makes him need to constantly validate himself. In his current relationship he insists on not changing because he feels that would be tantamount to conceding that he has let the woman dictate to him. He doesn’t seem to realise that love is all about compromising to make the other person happy, in finding happiness in a loved one’s happiness. In fact it almost seems that by refusing to become the man Katrina would like him to become, he is actually striving to drive her away so that he can once again be the victim in a failed relationship.”
“This obviously is taking a toll on Katrina who refuses to give in to Salman’s games and allow him to drive her away. She still thinks of him as her best friend and would love to marry him if she could look into the future and know that he would always be hers. There is nothing she has not forgiven him in the past.”
What few know about Katrina, continued her friend, is that she also has her own share of insecurities. “She knows that the day she breaks up with Salman, whatever the reason or provocation, she will also lose the wonderful support system that Salman brings into her life. Katrina is very close to Salma Aunty who dotes on her in turn and sends her food wherever she is shooting too. Also all Salman’s friends are hers, and Katrina remembers the lonely days she spent when she first shifted to Mumbai and is reluctant to have to go through all that again. Strangely for a girl who has films with actors ranging from Akshay Kumar to Ranbir Kapoor and who has worked with all the top actors of today except Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan she can be awfully insecure.”
But can and should the fear of loneliness be the base on which a girl makes the most important decision of her life? Katrina is one of the prettiest girls in the industry, she has a great career and has achieved a lot in a very short while. There can be no dearth of lovers, admirers or suitors for a girl like Katrina. While no one likes a happy ending as much as we do, we also hope that the young lady gives considerable thought and gravity to the decision that would affect the next 50 years of her life.
Source: Mumbai Mirror