On her father's absence in her life, Kaif stated: "When I see friends who have wonderful fathers who are like pillars of support for their families, I say, if only I had that.But instead of complaining, I should be grateful for all the other things I have".Kaif played Maya, a college student who later marries a terrorist.The actress said that she identified with Maya, since she experienced similar isolation because of her skin colour when she was growing up in London. Jha, Kaif "comes into her own as an actress of substance ...In a 2009 interview with The Indian Express, she said she was not in touch with her father.
She is guarded about her personal life, which is a subject of media scrutiny, as is her background.
In 2008, the actress had three releases, the first of which was Abbas-Mustan's action thriller Race, a story about two stepbrothers-turned-rivals who are in contention for their father's insurance money.
Kaif played Saif Ali Khan's secretary, who is his stepbrother's (Akshaye Khanna) lover.
In a 2011 interview with Mumbai Mirror, Boom producer Ayesha Shroff accused Kaif of fabricating her history: "We created an identity for her. Mohammad Kaif was at the top, and so we said, Katrina Kaif sounds really great".
She was this pretty young English girl, and we gave her the Kashmiri father and thought of calling her Katrina Kazi. At a fashion show Kaif attracted the attention of London-based filmmaker Kaizad Gustad.