Katrina Kaif plans to pen memoir called 'Barbie Dream'


Katrina Kaif still gets mixed reviews about her acting chops from the critics as well as the audience but that has not come in her way to scaling new heights of superstardom in Bollywood. She has become one of the A-listers and regularly features in movies with top billing from the powerful production houses. Recently at an event when she was quizzed about her journey from a rank outsider and a top-notch model to a Bollywood diva, she hinted at the possibility of her penning a memoir on her Bollywood journey, and looks like she is giving serious thought to it.

Reportedly, a leading publisher has approached Katrina to pen a book on her experiences in the Indian film industry which will be called Barbie Dream.

Katrina, who is from England, had a disastrous start to her Bollywood career with the movie Boom. When she was asked how she rose to the echelons of the industry she said, “I educated myself (about the industry). I might write a book (on it)." The publishing house reached out to her in January as they believed that her story could be an inspiring one. Interestingly, the reason behind naming the memoir as Barbie Dream is the fact that she is the only Indian actor to have a Barbie doll modelled on her!

A source close to the actress said, “When Katrina was approached initially, she felt it was too soon to write an autobiography. After much convincing, she has agreed to come on board."

Katrina will use this writing opportunity to share some anecdotes and details about her personal life, since she is fiercely private about it. "The book will focus on her childhood and growing up years. Since she lived in several countries, including Japan, Belgium and London, she will talk about the influence of myriad cultures on her personality," the source further added.

Katrina’s rise in the industry is a significant one as it often faces criticism of being nepotistic. Her memoir will deal with her decisions on choosing projects wisely after suffering an initial pitfall in the form of her debut movie, Boom (2003). However, the actress is pretty clear on the fact that the memoir will not focus on her real-life love interests and will focus on being an inspirational and motivational one. The publishing house is expected to issue an official announcement soon.