She doesn’t regret her debut year in Bollywood. But actor Soha Ali Khan, who struck a chord with cult hit Rang De Basanti in 2006, does feel that her first three Bollywood films hold no significance for her.
“I am proud of each and every film that I’ve done except for those that I did in my first year of Bollywood. I could have done without those three films (Dil Maange More, Pyaar Mein Twist and Shaadi No 1). People think Rang De Basanti is my first film and I would like them to continue believing that,” the 34-year-old told us during her recent visit to the Capital.
Riding high on her latest outing Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Soha also revealed that she is not under any pressure for visibility despite doing films since 2004. “I don’t think I’m in any rush. I really feel that there’s a lot of time. I want to do good films. I don’t want to regret my choices,” said the actor, who has learnt to take criticism with a pinch of salt.
“You should definitely take it with a pinch of salt. You should not take life so seriously... We often read about ourselves and sometimes we are criticised even for the way we dress. There is a positive to that as well because that means you are important enough to be talked about. And it takes a lot to upset me. I am a very patient person by nature,” Soha added — daughter of veteran actor Sharmila Tagore and sister of actor Saif Ali Khan.
But with only a handful of hits in her kitty, isn’t she concerned about box office success at the moment? “I’ve realised that it is important to ensure your longevity. If your films don’t do well then there are not too many people who want to work with you. It will help get you more films if these do well,” said the actor.