Sara Ali Khan says Amrita Singh told her 'Tun Tun ka zamana gaya', asked her to lose weight to become an actor
Sara Ali Khan said that her mother, actor Amrita Singh gave her two life-changing reality checks. The first, Sara revealed, was when Amrita asked her to ‘become healthier in the real way’ if she wanted to become an actor. Sara added that Amrita cited the example of yesteryear actor Tun Tun and said that that era was gone.
Daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, Sara Ali Khan had previously spoken about her weight loss journey before she made her Bollywood debut. Now, in a recent interview, Sara said that her mom's advice brought about a turn in her life.
“Jab main bahut healthy thi, unhone mujhe kaha ke ‘behen Tun Tun ka zamana gaya. Toh agar aapko actor banna hai toh you know…’ (When I was healthy, she told me 'listen, the era of Tun Tun has gone. If you want to be an actor, you know…’). With no body shame involved, she did tell me that I have to be healthier in the other way, the real way. I have to slim down for my own sake also. It was not just the vanity thing, it was also the health thing. That was the time she showed me the mirror,” she told RJ Siddharth Kannan in an interview.
Sara said that the second reality check she received from Amrita was when Love Aaj Kal failed. “I think that even when Love Aaj Kal didn't work, she showed me the mirror and said, ‘Look, I am your mother, your team is your team but you make films for the audiences. Agar janta ko aapka kaam acha nahi lag raha toh aap galat jaa rahi hai (If audiences don’t like your work then you're going wrong).' That was another time she showed me the mirror,” she added.
Sara will be seen next in Atrangi Re. The movie, directed by Aanand L Rai, will see her paired with Akshay Kumar and Dhanush. Atrangi Re is skipping the theatres and releasing directly on Disney+ Hotstar on December 24.