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Sara Ali Khan: “My Grandmother Appreciating My Performance Was A Big Compliment”



Sara Ali Khan

In spite  of the pandemic. Sara Ali Khan is  very happy with the  progress she made in  her life and career in 2021.

Sara says, “2021 has been quite the bittersweet year. We are in the midst of a pandemic, but Atrangi Re was the small bubble I escaped into that gave me solace and motivation. It gave me great memories to replace the bad ones. It was also a wonderful moment for the family when Jehangir was born and I do try to spend time with him and Taimur whenever I get the chance.”

Sara Ali Khan is overwhelmed  by the response she  has received to her performance in  Aanand L Rai’s  Atrangi Re.  “My character Rinku and the film Atrangi Re will forever be a part of me. The film has given me a lifetime of memories.”

The feedback Sara  has been receiving has  delighted  her. “It  is humbling and very motivating, especially at  this early phase of my career. My friends, family, fans, the industry have had some very nice things to say and I’m truly thankful for that. But the fact that I’ve been able to make my parents cry, and make my brother proud, and even my grandmother(Sharmila Tagore)… that for me is a huge achievement.”

The  girl that Sara  plays  in Atrangi Re is in  love with a phantom lover. Sara confesses she believes in idealized  love. “As a girl who’s a diehard romantic at heart, and an idealistic person by nature I have definitely grown up imagining a ‘perfect’ or ‘ideal’ love. In fact in Atrangi  Re, the fact that Rinku has a perfect idealised version of her love is so relatable to me. Whether it’s our personal life, or choice of films and professional life, somewhere we all have an  idealized  version  of what we would want or desire in life. Rinku is the same, so am I.”

Incidentally Rinku the character  Sara  plays in Atrangi Re,is the nickname of her  gorgeous grandmother Sharmila  Tagore.

How much of her work have  Sara  seen? “I’ve seen a lot of my grandmother’s work and not just because she happens to be my grandmother but also because she is an icon of  Indian cinema. In fact one of the biggest compliments I’ve received was her appreciating my performance in Atrangi Re.

Sara  reveals that her gorgeous grandmother  has  been  receiving congratulations  about Sara’s  performance in  Atrangi Re. “She got messages from her friends and family members appreciating my performance in Atrangi Re, which was very encouraging. The fact that I have been able make her proud  is a huge achievement for me.She will always  be the epitome  of grace  and beauty for  me.”

With  the  Covid pandemic refusing  to  go away  Sara  chooses to look  at life as  positively as possible. “I choose to stay positive and that’s the way I dealt with the ‘new normal’. Of course spending that extra time with my family, catching up on some books and staying disciplined with my workout regime was an added bonus. I’m working on a film with Vicky Kaushal, which is directed by Lakshman Uttekar.”

Sara  doesn’t take  the  trolling  seriously.   “It doesn’t really get to me as much and I take it with a pinch of salt. It’s part and parcel of being in this profession and when you receive roses you can’t escape the brickbats either.”

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