Popular Bollywood star Katrina Kaif launched an online dance talent contest “Next Stop Bollywood” in New Delhi.
“Even when I watched ‘Sheila ki jawani’ for the first time, the first thing that I did to Farah (director Farah Khan) was to point five things that I felt that I should have done better. So, I don’t think that I am ever satisfied with anything I do, I always…I learn from every experience I try to learn from every experience, every type of dance, every song that I get…try to do something new and try to see where I can do better. So, I don’t know if I will consider myself a great dancer but I definitely love dancing,” she told reporters.
Kaif said that she was looking forward to connecting with her fans and aspiring dancers through the competition.
The online contest will be run through a Facebook application where the contestants can upload and share their dance videos for public voting.
Videos with the most votes will make a shortlist of ten. Kaif will then announce the three top finalists and the winner.
The star made headlines recently when she was investigated by tax authorities in connection with alleged tax evasion.
On 24 January, tax officials raided the homes and offices of Kaif and another top Bollywood actor, Priyanka Chopra.
“I think that the IT (Income tax) department is only doing their job and I have the highest regard for them and I don’t know if you saw today in the Times Of India (newspaper) the article has come kind of stating I have been given a clean chit so to speak. So I think it’s OK, I think it’s fine, everyone is just doing their job and I mean there is no…I am kind of very calm about the whole thing,” she said.
Kaif started her movie career with London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad’s film “Boom.”
Among her successful movies since are “Namastey London,” “Race,” “New York,” “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” and the recent “Tees Maar Khan.”
Kaif is the brand ambassador for Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, who are behind the online venture. AGENCIES