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Like mother, like daughter

bollywood Updated: Mar 28, 2011 14:33 IST
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Petite actor Soha Ali Khan who shares screen space with her mother Sharmila Tagore for the first time in Life Goes On, was initially scared of working with her. The 32-year-old actor says, "Yes, it's completely true. She could be quite scary. But even though, it may not have been great fun, it was quite a memorable experience. The film is quite emotionally charged."

So does that pave way for a movie with her brother Saif now? "Someone has to come up with a decent script and appropriate screen time for both of us. The script should be organic. It should come from within," says the 32-year-old, who was in the Capital to launch Titan's flagship store. Despite coming from an illustrious film family, Soha says they don't discuss work at home. "We don't really talk about each other's work so much. We are not that kind of family," she says.

The actor's personal life has also been under the scanner over her rumoured marriage to actor Kunal Khemu. Ask her about the same and Soha says, "There's good time for that. I don't plan to run away and get married tomorrow. I'm not quite ready for that as of now."

sohaLast seen in Tum Mile in 2009, Soha was missing from the big screen in 2010. The actor says, "More than being seen on the big screen my

primary concern is to keep working. So, I can't complain because in the past six months, I've been doing completely different things," says the actor.

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore describes her experience of sharing screen space with daughter Soha Ali Khan as 'lovely'. "Contrary to what people think, this is the first offer that came our way to play mom-daughter on screen. When I went through the script, I found it quite appealing and that's why I decided to do it. It was lovely working with Soha."

Tell her that Soha confessed to being nervous shooting with her, The dimpled actor says, "Soha didn't look nervous to me. She looked professional and poised. Even if she was, it helped the scene because there was a scene where she had to confess something to her mom."

When asked about her views on the next censor board chief, the 64-year-old actor sternly says, "I have worked as the censor board chief since 2004 and it has been a great experience. I don't want to talk much about it. Let the ministry decide who will be the right person, but I hope they get a forward-looking and open-minded candidate."

Lastly, when asked about weddings of Soha and son Saif Ali Khan, she says, "My kids are quite mature and independent. They will marry when they are ready. But as far as I am concerned, I would like them to get married but it has to be their choice. When and how they want to get married is their personal choice. As a mother, I only want them to happy always."