A Delhiite by birth, Soha Ali Khan has always held the city close to her heart. “I grew up in Delhi and shooting here is real fun,” says the Pataudi girl who did her schooling in the city and began training as an actor at the Kids’ Theatre Club where she performed in a play, The Little Mermaid.
Soha was a student at the British School and still makes it a point to meet her teachers and friends whenever she is in the Capital. She has also worked for an NGO and a bank in Delhi.
“I had friends in Saket, so I used to go and play badminton with them at the South Delhi Club. Not anymore though,” she says. Soha’s parents and sister still stay in the city though most of her time is now spent in Bollywood. Soha’s latest flick Ahista Ahista with Abhay Deol is centred around Old Delhi and it is her first venture as a single female lead.
The movie, a love story, has been shot in the picturesque locations of Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Connaught Place, Nizamuddin and Red Fort. The streets in Old Delhi are such that it was pretty difficult shooting, what with large crowds watching.
They had to shoot from late in the night to early in the morning and wear summer clothes in the December chill as the film’s story revolved around the summer months.
Soha is now looking forward to her movies the more eagerly awaited being a period love story based in the 1950s. She is also working with mother Sharmila Tagore in a film called Jewel Box directed by Aparna Sen.
Sure she wants to do a good film with brother Saif, but the script should be appropriate for her as well, Soha adds.