Katrina Kaif is not your typical Bollywood heroine -- Kaif wasn't born in India and can barely speak Hindi.

But the 24-year-old with her heavily accented English broke the mould by becoming one of Bollywood's top draws.

From being derided for her inability to look Indian to becoming the most searched-for Indian celebrity on Google, Kaif has come a long way.

The actress spoke to Reuters about the journey.

Q: It's been more than four years since you entered the industry. Have you always got this kind of attention?

A: "No, you grow in the audience's awareness with every film. You can't come in with your first film and expect everyone to love you overnight. It happens to some people, but not to me. It's been a process -- from 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya' to 'Sarkar', to 'Humko Deewana Kar Gaye' to 'Namastey London', 'Welcome', 'Race', 'Singh is Kinng'. Some people like 'Namastey London', some liked 'Welcome', and you build on that."From;in.reuters.com

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