‘I have a long way to go as an actress!’- Soha Ali Khan Pataudi
After a dismissal debut with Dil Maange More things seem to look up for actress Soha Ali Khan what with Rakyesh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti being declared a hit. ‘Ever since Rang De hit the theatres calls haven’t stopped pouring in. I am glad that the film has done well and most importantly I am happy that I have been appreciated,’ she says.
Congrats Rang De Basanti has been declared a hit’
Thank you! I am happy not only for Rakyesh but also all those who have contributed towards the film. You know when I heard the script I intuitively knew that it would leave a mark, immaterial of whether it would be declared a hit or a flop at the box-office. What moved me about the story was that I could easily relate to it. It was a film about the present generation that I belong to and somewhere deep down I could understand how their thinking was. Plus the film put across a message. I am not saying that I feel strongly about any issue that the characters in my film feel but I am glad that I got to be a part of such beautiful venture. I was absolutely convinced about my role.
Did you expect the film to so well received at the box-office?
It is difficult to anticipate a film’s success. But yes the positive feedback and the reviews in the media indicate that the film has been largely accepted by the masses and I am glad that I got a chance to do such a wonderful film.
The critics are saying that where had Soha Ali Khan hidden her talent all this while’
It was hidden in a treasure box (laughs). Seriously I feel that I have a long way to go as an actress. I am a baby and the more films I am doing the more I am growing as an actress. There are so many facets that I have still to explore and hopefully the films that I doing will give me that opportunity. Yes you can say that Rang De Basanti was the first film that gave me that chance. But lot of credit should be given to Rakyesh and the entire team who was with me in the film. Atul Kulkarni, Siddharth, Kunal and Sharman there were all so helpful and cooperative. And what do I say about Aamir Khan. He is my favourite actor. There’s so much I have learnt by just watching him as an actor.
Any interesting offers have come your way after Rang De’?
Well I am looking forward to this romantic film called Ahista Ahista that I am doing with Abhay Deol to be directed by Shivam Nayar. This film gives me a chance to explore a completely different side of me. Then there’s and English venture to be directed by Los Angeles based Rajshree Ojha called Post Card. Rajshree has already won a Student’s Oscar for the film that she has directed there and Post Card marks her debut as full fledge director. There four different stories in the film. She has already shot with Victor Banerjee and Roopa Ganguly. The story that she has to do with me, the shooting will begin sometime in March. There are a few other interesting offers but I can talk about them only when I sign the film.
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