Actor Amrita Singh has trashed reports that claimed she is unhappy with daughter Sara Ali Khan’s friendship with ex-husband Saif Ali Khan’s wife Kareena Kapoor Khan aka Bebo.
Sara and Amrita on the cover of Hello! magazine.
“Aaj kal mere naam ke bahut bill phaade jaa rahen hain (my name is being unnecessarily used). Let me tell you, today’s kids have a mind of their own, and they know how to exercise it. Even if I wanted to tell Sara or my son Ibrahim how to lead their lives—which I don’t—they would not listen to me. Luckily, Sara chose to complete her studies before pursuing acting. She attended Columbia University and then devoted attention to Bollywood. What if she had decided to not go to college? What could I do?” says Amrita, who is also being seen as the cause of Sara’s exit from two Karan Johar productions.
Reports suggested that Johar wanted Sara to make her debut in the sequel to his hit Student Of The Year (2012), with Tiger Shroff. Karan, it is reported, was also keen on casting Sara alongside Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan in the Hindi remake of The Fault In Our Stars (2014). However, Sara, reportedly walked out of both the projects. “Not true at all. My daughter was never offered Student Of The Year 2. As for the other film, the remake of The Fault In Our Stars, it was shelved. So where was the question of Sara doing it?” says Amrita.
Clearing the air on Sara’s much anticipated debut, she says, “At this moment, the one certainty about Sara’s career is that she will be an actor. She decided that at the age of 4. Having said that, let me very clearly state she has not signed any film as yet. We are waiting for the correct project.”