Sara Ali Khan Believes In Being A Mother's Daughter First Than A Star Kid
By: Pinki Wed, 05 Dec 2018 10:47 AM
Betraying no trace of the nervousness of a debutante, Sara Ali Khan is sure she doesn’t want to be called the latest star kid on the block. If at all, she would like to be known as her mother’s daughter, says the elder of actors Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s two children. She wanted to become a heroine at the age of four but it became a full-blown passion after she graduated from Columbia University, said Sara, who makes her Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kedarnath” later this week.
This will be followed soon after with Rohit Shetty-directed “Simmba”. “When you are four and you dream of becoming a heroine, then it is a different thing. We don’t really know what we want at that age. You grow up and when you are eight, you see movies, and you feel more sure about it. “Then you go to Columbia university, spend your father’s money and come back with a degree and if you still want to be an actor, then it is not a hobby (chaska), it is your passion (shiddat). There is a different intensity and seriousness to it. You start preparing after that,” said Sara.
The Columbia returned Sara, equally comfortable in Hindi and English, is confident and comes across as real and well-spoken, often using a story or anecdote to make her point. “You know I have never cheated in my exams, not because I am morally against it, but because I am scared that I will get caught. I want to spend so much time here so I want to stay real and normal. And it is our job to act but if we do it in real life, then it would be a huge mess,” she said. Sara says her mother tried to raise her and brother Ibrahim in a real manner.
“My mother is a huge part of who I am. I look up to her a lot. It is not necessarily about being a star kid but about being her daughter. She has always led her life in a very simple and real way. And she has tried to imbibe these qualities in both me and my brother. And it is not because she has been an actor but because even before she became an actor, she was this ‘bindaas’ and honest person. I have lived with her for 23 years, so I hope some of it has rubbed off me,” she said.
Her appearance with Saif on a chat show became popular recently. Asked whether there was any hesitation from him about her career path, Sara says there was only a sense of protectiveness. “He is very protective. He knows me really well and loves me. But he also knows this job very well. He is aware that there are many ups and downs. I don’t think he ever tried to convince me out of it, but he did tell me that I would need lot of strength and perseverance,” said the Kedarnath actress.
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