Kate Winslet is one of the leading Hollywood actresses who has a huge fan following in India. A winner of one Academy Award, 3 Bafta, one Grammy, 4 Golden Globes and one Emmy Award, she continues to churn out power packed performances through her roles and is one of those actresses who continue to rule the cinematic screen. At a time when we see a lot of glamourized roles and big budgeted blockbusters, Kate has held her own with a bunch of other actresses. Today is her 42nd Birthday.
Very few Hollywood celebrities are able to create a space in the heart of Indian fans as they mostly get to see big-studio films and mostly miss out on small budgeted independent films that truly showcase the acting ability of their favourite stars. Movies starring Kate Winslet have grossed more than 4 Billion USD worldwide. With films like Titanic, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, she has charmed the Indian audiences time and again. Here are the 5 reasons why Indian fans love Kate Winslet:
Titanic- In 1997 came the box office juggernaut called Titanic that broke every box office record there was and made an overnight star out of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. The film was released in 1997 and was warmly received in India. The film grossed more than 60 crores in India at the time and went on to become the highest grossing worldwide film with a collection of 1.8 Billion USD.
The Original Leading Actress- Long before Indians were enchanted by the beauty of Angelina Jolie or enamoured by the sexy Cameron Diaz, it was Kate Winslet who was the only Hollywood actress Indians ever resonated with. She did a number of acclaimed films in between with Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind leading the way.
The Sex Appeal- The iconic nude scenes in Titanic will remain etched in the minds of audiences forever. There was nothing vulgar about those scenes and that was the beauty of Kate Winslet and amazing direction by James Cameron. A generation of Indian boys and men still swear by these scenes and Kate is considered as one of the Hottest and most beautiful Hollywood celebrities.
Leo-Kate Jodi- Titanic also gave Indian fans a 'firangi' Jodi to root for. After 3 years of DDLJ, the Indian audiences were looking for a reason to fall in love again and then came Titanic and the iconic couple of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet won everyone's heart with their unbelievable chemistry. We had our own foreign Raj and Simran!
Avatar Sequels- The actress has signed on to appear in 4 Avatar sequels. Avatar was released in 2008 and went on to become the highest grossing films ever with a collection of 2.8 Billion USD. She will be reuniting with her Titanic director James Cameron after more than 20 years and we are eager to see how they recreate the same magic again.