While Katrina received the ‘Smita Patil Memorial Award’ for her outstanding contribution in Bollywood, Juhi was the recipient of the ‘Priyadarshni Academy’s 32nd Anniversary Global Awards’.
“Just a few years ago, I remember Katrina Kaif was in a row. She had about 10 super-duper hit films to her credit. I think she deserves an award. She is very beautiful and a committed actor,” said Juhi.
Earlier, another talented actor Swara Bhaskar also lauded Katrina for winning the award. Hitting back at the critics, the Nil Battey Sannata actor wrote in her column,“Whether or not Katrina Kaif is a good actor notwithstanding, there is no denying that she is a hugely hard-working, disciplined and diligent person. It reflects in her work.”
Katrina, 33, who has worked in well-received films like New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Raajneeti, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dhoom 3, ensured that she will keep her sincerity towards her work intact.
“I believe the most important thing in art is truth. And I promise my attempt to be truthful and sincere to the craft which has largely given me the purpose of my life over the last 15 years.
The one thing I do hope I continue is entertaining the audience who have given me so much love and support. I hope I can make them proud of me,” she said while addressing the media at the event.
On the work front, the Namastey London actor is filming for Anurag Basu’s comedy-mystery film Jagga Jasoos with Ranbir Kapoor.Katrina has also confirmed to reprise the role of ‘Zoya’ in Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai, the sequel of the 2012 film Ek Tha Tiger opposite Salman Khan.