The sex bomb of the eighties is now 47 and mother to a 16-year-old boy. Kimi Katkar ( actual name is (Kimmy Katkar) left Hindi movies and had got settled in Mellbourne, Australia. She married an ace photographer and ad-filmmaker Shantanu Shorey after completing nearly 50 films. She had refused even a Yash Chopra’s production before leaving Bollywood, but she never regrets doing so even once. She had been modeling since she was 17 and after 10-11 years of continuous work, she felt to settle down in her life. She did a dance with
Amitabh Bachchan in Hum and this film received a very good response in the industry, there were many offers for her even along with Mr Bachchan, but she rejected even those great roles and had finally planned to settle down.
She made her debut in Pathar Dil in 1985. She was then recognized as the sex symbol in the late 80s. And Kimi likes the tag ‘sex symbol’ attached to her name even now. She is also known as the Tarzan girl (for Tarzan movie). She walked out of Bollywood and even returned a whole lot of signing amounts for the films that she could not act.
While she got married in Mumbai, she went to Melbourne as her son Siddhanth, was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. She had left India to be back in a few weeks, but from an estimated two weeks, the stay extended for 5 years, where her son went to school along with his treatment. When Siddhanth was slowly recovering, the actress felt to return back to India. She wanted this to happen as she did not want her husband to shuttle between Mumbai and Melbourne anymore.
After a gap of five years, she is now settled in Pune along with her son and husband. She would love to work with
Boman Irani, if she gets a role. She is even a huge fan of the film
Cheeni Kum, in which Amitabh had acted. This actress was considered even to play a role Mira Nair’s film ‘Shantaram’with
Johnny Depp and Amitabh Bachchan but the film did not see light of the day.