Sara Ali Khan: Would have done Kedarnath even if mom did not like narration

Sara Ali Khan has been quite the subject of discussion this year. Her debut film Kedarnath just hit the screens and though the film has been panned, her performance has been praised. Sara will also be seen in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba, which stars Ranveer Singh. Apart from her films and acting prowess, Sara has won hearts with her confidence, wit and charisma.

In an interview with a daily, Sara was asked if she consults her parents (Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh) about her career choices. She answered, “Had my mom not liked the narration of Kedarnath, I would have done it anyway, because I value my mother’s opinion a lot, but this is your job.

“You don’t want to be blaming anyone [else]. Your decisions need to be your own, especially in this line, when you can’t bet on anything the fact of the matter remains that nobody is really bankable and no idea is really bankable. If anything, I’m going to cultivate my own intuition further,” said Sara.

Sara’s Simmba releases on December 28. Asked if she thinks that she has ‘arrived’, she answered, “No I don’t think so. There’s excitement, because this is what I have always wanted. There’s enthusiasm and eagerness for people to watch it, but arriving and all is not my prerogative that depends on how one is received.”

As nepotism is an unavoidable word in the industry, Sara, who is the daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, once spoke about it at length in an interview. Asked if she was being bogged down by having celebrity parents, she said that it is not necessarily about being a star-kid, but being her mother’s daughter.

“My mother is a huge part of who I am. I look up to her a lot. It is not necessarily about being a star-kid but about being her daughter. She has always led her life in a very simple and real way. And she has tried to imbibe these qualities in both me and my brother. And it is not because she has been an actor but because even before she became an actor, she was this ‘bindaas’ and honest person. I have lived with her for 23 years, so I hope some of it has rubbed off me,” she was quoted saying to the news agency.

Sara’s Kedarnath revolves around the love story between a Muslim porter (Sushant Singh Rajput) and a rich Hindu tourist (Sara Ali Khan). The film is set against the backdrop of the catastrophic floods that hit the shrine-town in 2013.

Sushant and Sara’s film has been facing heat for allegedly promoting ‘love jihad’.

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