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Soha Ali Khan to skip Olympic torch relay

Despite supporting the Olympic relay, the actress will not participate in the torch relay in New Delhi due to presonal reasons.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2008 05:09 PM IST

Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan on Tuesday said that she will not be a part of the Olympic torch relay in New Delhi this week for 'strong personal reasons'.

"I fully support the Olympic relay and am saddened at the disruptions in its path in various parts of the world as well as the violence in Tibet. But, I can't run due to strong personal reasons," Soha, who was initially a part of the relay with actor brother Saif Ali Khan and 'Rang de Basanti' co-star Aamir Khan, told reporters here.

On suggestions from sports fraternity that only sportspersons should run the Olympic torch relay, Soha said representatives from various fields belonging to the country through which torch relay passes, should be welcomed to run.

When asked about her forthcoming films, Soha said she was excited about Nishikant Kamat's 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' based on the July 2006 train blasts in Mumbai. "I play a television journalist and the film takes a hard-hitting look at the media It is a very intense film," she said.
Kamat's earlier marathi movie 'Dombivili Fast' was critically acclaimed and is being remade in many languages.

Soha said at present she was shooting for 'Dhoondte Reh Jaoge' in which she plays a wannabe actress. She said she is also working in UTV's untitled film.

When asked about brother Saif's career and relationship with Kareena Kapoor, Soha said, "If my brother wants to marry her, I am all for it." On the couple's forthcomign film 'Tashan', Soha said she liked the promos of the film and was looking forward to see it.

To a question on the 'Kareena' tatoo on her brother's hand, Soha said, "it was a wonderful sign of love and commitment on his behalf.

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