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I so love my independent life: Soha

Being a Pataudi isn't easy. But Soha Ali Khan doesn't let that bother her. Bhawna Gera chats with the star.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2007 16:14 IST
Bhawna Gera
Bhawna Gera

Being a Pataudi isn't easy. The pressure of belonging to a family in which everyone's a celebrity in his/her right can get too much to handle. But Soha Ali Khan doesn't let that bother her.

At least, she makes us believe that. With no starry tantrums, the actress was dot on time with sister Saba for the promotion of her film Crossroads, screened at Osian Film Festival at New Delhi's Siri Fort.

"Where's my sister," Soha asks, as the media hounds her for interviews.

The q and a begins only when she's assured that sister Saba is comfortably seated.

Apparently, you loved your deglam act in Crossroads. Does that mean no more larger-than-life characters for you?
I don't want to limit myself as an actress. I want to do all kinds of roles.. it's important to try and get the best of both the worlds. In Sudhir Mishra's Khoya Khoya Chaand, I play a heroine of the 1950s.

That's the most glamorous role I've played so far in my career. It would silence all those who think I play only the real characters.

<b1>Since your mother belongs to the same era, did you take her help for your role in Khoya Khoya Chaand?
My mom belongs to the 1960s. So, don't ask this question in front of her. But yes, I did take tips from mom.. I always do.

How much has life changed since Rang de Basanti?
I've matured as an actress after doing the film. But there was no new awareness for me since I knew everything about Indian history even before I did Rang De.

But what about all those who actually got influenced by it?
RDB did leave an impact.. but then, you don't do anything just because it's shown in any film. It only gives you a perspective. The experience of working with people like Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Aamir Khan has been great.

And what's the real Soha like?
I love my independent life. No wonder, I enjoy staying alone in Mumbai. I love cooking. In fact, I'm cooking all the time. I make fabulous daal.

First Published: Aug 01, 2007 11:27 IST

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