Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan has been making waves lately within the industry. From her appearance in Koffee with Karan to her latest release Simmba, her features have managed to make more than an impression on viewers and critics alike.
However, the rising star doesn’t let the fan following and fame get to her head. Sara says she doesn’t have time to feel like a ‘star’ and nor will she let herself feel like one in the future, reported Business Standard.
In a recent interview, the Kedernath actor opened up about her time in Bollywood, rise to ‘stardom’ and family dynamics. “I am just trying to cope with the workload… I don’t have time to feel like a star,” she began. “I don’t think I will ever let myself feel like a star. The minute you do, others will stop seeing you in a favourable light.”
Many were surprised by Sara’s poise demeanor during her time on Karan Johar’s show. How does she do it? “I guess it comes from being honest and that’s the only way I can be. I start fumbling the minute I lie. Staying true to myself suits me just fine.”
Speaking of her first project, the starlet explained how it gave her a better insight into film-making. Kedarnath was my first experience in what happens before the camera. Of course I had been on film sets before but I spent most of the time playing. This film was my first opportunity to be part of the process.”
“I always wanted to be an actor.” If that’s the case, why did Sara go to Columbia University? “For me, education was not a means to get a job. It was my way of widening my horizons,” she explained. “It has made me a confident person. It gave me a heightened awareness of life, and that helped me become a better actor.”
Sara was raised mainly by her actor-mother Amrita Singh and didn’t have her father, Saif Ali Khan, around as much. But did that cause any problems for her? Doesn’t seem so. “I have a very hands-on mother. She did nothing but look after me and my brother. My father was always a phone call away for both of us. I’ve never felt he was not there for me.”
The actor added, “In many ways, I am glad my parents were not together. I know they would have never been happy together. And if they were not happy, I would not have been happy. I think having two happy parents in different homes is much more preferable than two unhappy parents in the same home.”
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