In an exclusive interview with ETimes in 2020, Alina had shared the story about how and when people started telling her that she resembled Katrina Kaif. She said, “When I came to Mumbai, people started telling me that I resembled Katrina Kaif. It was then that I realised that I look like her. I never wanted that to be the reason why people recognised me. I have my own identity and my own looks and I would always prefer it to be my own. In filmy style, if I would like to conclude, “Main apni favorite hoon!”
Talking about constantly being called Katrina’s doppelganger, Alina had added, “I am now a part of showbiz and in this field one is bound to be compared with another, be it in terms of looks, attires or panache. Katrina Kaif is a talented actress. I have always admired her. She has worked so hard to be where she is today and I too want to create my own identity in Bollywood. I would love to be known as ‘Alina Rai’ and not Karina’s lookalike. I would like people to love me for who I am and the space I am creating for myself individually.”
Apart from being a social media star, she has also featured in a music video with Badshah and has a few Bollywood films in her kitty.