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Even Alexa can speak in Hindi now, Bollywood insiders say intense pressure on Katrina to learn the language

19, Sep 2019 By @jurnoleast

Amazon yesterdays announced that its voice assistant Alexa can now respond in Hindi. The company revealed that it took just two years for Alexa to master the language, drawing praise from Alexa fans.

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But that piece of information has got Katrina Kaif worried. The actress is spending sleepless nights over not being able to speak fluent Hindi in spite of having worked in the industry for more than a decade.

Katrina’s hindi has been the butt of many jokes and memes. But this time around things got serious after a Bollywood director announced that he’d be happy to replace Katrina with Alexa in his next project as it requires someone who speaks good Hindi.

“We have spent time, money and resources in getting Katrina to speak a few lines in Hindi. That has affected out production schedule. Not to mention our budget going for a toss. If Katrina cannot, we will approach Alexa,” said a source associated with the project.

This is not the first time Katrina has been in news for her language skills or the lack of it. A few years back a lunatic man found on the footpath in Bandra was identified as Katrina Kaif’s Hindi tutor. Who, in the process of teaching the actress, lost his mental balance.

While speaking to Faking News, the actress said that the ‘imposition of Hindi’ was a bit harsh on her as it was not her first language. She also lamented on the movie industry had changed over the years.

“There was a time when I did not have to speak Hindi or show any acting skills and yet got so many movie offers. Since when did they change the rules,” she said sounding miffed.