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My mother is a perfectionist: Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan shared the screen space with veteran Sharmila Tagore for the first time in Life Goes On but insists that facing the camera with her mother was a daunting task because she is a perfectionist.

entertainment Updated: Jan 04, 2010 17:04 IST

Soha Ali KhanSoha Ali Khan shared the screen space with veteran Sharmila Tagore for the first time in Life Goes On. But the actress insists that facing the camera with her mother was a daunting task because she is a perfectionist.

Soha, who plays Sharmila's daughter in the Sangeeta Datta's crossover film says that she had a scary experience working with her mother. "My mother is a perfectionist, be it in terms of performance or the clothes I wear. It was a terrifying experience working with her since she knows me inside out," Soha said on the sidelines of the Pravasi Film Festival here.

The 31-year-old actress has been acting in Bollywood as well as regional films ever since her debut in 2004, but this was the first time that the audience saw her and Sharmila in the same frame.

"This film is very personal to me. People have been approaching with scripts to cast me and amma together, but this was one film I wanted to do desperately. I am glad I got a chance to work in this film which alongside her," said Soha, who considers Sharmila as her icon.

In Life Goes On Sharmila plays a Bengali wife and mother living in the UK. Soha plays her youngest daughter in the film which also stars veteran actors Girish Karnad and Om Puri.

Although she has worked in two Bengali films and is in talks to star in a third, Soha cannot speak the language as fluently as her mother, who hails from the state. "I am a disgrace to my maternal side as I cannot speak Bengali, but I am working on it," she said.