Sara Ali Khan’s debut film Kedarnath is around the corner. But to me her debut on Karan Johar talkshow on Sunday night proves she’s a star already. Poised, articulate, relaxed,witty. And very eager to embrace the camera, ladies and genteleman,a star is born.Say hello to Sara Ali Khan in the best episode of Karan’s show this season so far.
Father Saif Ali Khan and daughter looked more like co-stars on the couch. Saysa lot about how much younger the heroines are getting.This could also be because Saif made a very bohemian dad on the show. He had quick answers to Karan’s unconventional queries about his unconventional relationship with his daughter.And Sara was equally quick in giving back to Saif as good as she got.
For once, Karan chose to tread on the sticky side of the road, asking Sara about her relationship with her father’s second wife Kareena Kapoor(we can’t call her stepmom, as Saif warned us that evening).
Sara didn’t mince words. She described her parents as “wild”.
I would have to go with that. It takes a whole lot of wildness to get where Saif has in life. To be actually sitting on that couch with his grownup daughter all set to make her debut as a leading lady, and who is just 5-6years younger than his wife. Full marks to Sara for calling a spade a spade.And wild, wild.
Oh yes, there was also a section about what host Karan Johar described as the “elephant in the room”. I found that to be a strange way to describe little cute Taimur whose pictures break the internet almost every day. Interestingly Karan had got video messages on Taimur from a bunch of prominent paparazzi photographers talking on Taimur.
Let’s face it. I would like to see Saif with Tamir on Karan’s coach soon. He is by far the most successful Khan in Saif’s family.Sara seemed refreshingly free of sibling jealousy . Not surprising, considering Taimur is young enough to be her child.
Karan called their family “modern”. I would not define this family as modern. Just happy to do their own thing unmindful of the repercussions. To me the star of Koffee With Karan was Sara Ali Khan who seemed so comfortable with her Dad, with her host and with the camera, not particularly in that order. But then orderliness is not a big virtue of this spontaneously bohemian family.