Sara Ali Khan recently opened up about her journey in Bollywood, and when she signed her first film, how her learning really started. 25-year-old Sharmila is Tagore’s granddaughter and daughter of actors Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan. She said she grew up around actors, but learned craft tricks only when she was on the set of her film. Earlier, acting for him meant being “kanta laga” or just poo.
In a recent interview to Elle India magazine, Sara Ali Khan shared that being on the set of her debut film Kedarnath made her realize the true meaning of acting. “I think that’s when I really realized what acting means. Hard work, dedication, all of it” she said.
Khan further told the magazine about his idea of ’acting’ while moving forward. “People expect that I will know things that come with a star kid and from a film background. But on each set, I have learned new things. When I was four years old only meant dancing on Kanta Laga and When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a Pooh on the sets of Khamarnath, Khushi Kabhi, I didn’t even know that sometimes a shot. I had to take several times.
And thus it is not surprising that it is not just films that connect the Simba actor with his father Saif Ali Khan. Sara, who graduated from Columbia University in history and political science, shared that both she and Saif love history and study a lot. Going down memory lane, he talked about an earlier vacation in Italy, where he talked about Hitler and Stalin more than Bollywood.
“I remember this holiday with him in Italy, which was about pizza, pasta, culture, museums, music and plays. This is something my father and I really, really enjoy. We are both historians, and we laugh about the fact that we discuss Hitler and Stalin more than films and Bollywood, ”the star child was quoted as saying.
The Coolie No. 1 star is loved for her relativity and Sara feels this is her ‘simple, desi girl at heart’ attitude. Without creating a bone after brands, the actor told the magazine, “I am really a simple, desi girl. May be related to people. I do not like to spend a lot of money. I am not conscious at all. I am happy in my salwar kameez from Sarojini Nagar and jutis as compared to brands that exceed my monthly income. “
Sara Ali Khan will next be seen alongside Akshay Kumar, and Dhanush in Anand L Rai’s Atrangi Ray.