Actor Katrina Kaif feels a new sense of energy in her work today. She says everything was wonderful before too, but now, dealing with a troubled phase at the personal front helped her polish her craft. The actor was speaking to a news daily in her latest interview when she mentioned that she knows better about ‘love and betrayal’ today and that has probably given more depth to her acting prowess.

Katrina was dating actor Ranbir Kapoor but the duo broke up two years back and she’s now comfortable to talk about what it eventually led to in her life. Without taking Ranbir’s name, the Bharat star revealed that she faced a lot of unexpected things emotionally but everything made her learn something about herself. The actor was quoted by DNA saying, “I have learnt a lot about emotion, pain, love and betrayal. But at the same time, I have also gained an understanding about positive things like trust.”

The actor, who’s gearing up for the release of her upcoming film opposite Salman Khan, added that she has begun to ‘see life in a deeper way’ now. She credited her directors who could sense the emotions and used it to make her performance better on-screen. Katrina’s last film was Zero alongside Shah Rukh Khan. While the film bombed at the Box Office, the actor’s performance as an alcoholic, heartbroken Babita was appreciated.

Katrina explained how her director Aanand L Rai molded her real emotions into the most defining traits of her character in the film. The actor revealed, “When I got on set, he pushed and helped me to stay in the zone, which was required. That is what I would have hoped for. And I am happy that it happened.” She added that the director was her guiding light in that difficult phase because all she had was work and Aanand made sure she made the best use of what she was feeling at the personal level to establish a better connection with her audience. The actor said that he encouraged her to ‘reach deep within to bring the needed emotions to the fore.’