Mumbai: Soha Ali Khan, right at the onset, comes across as a complacent person, comfortable in her own skin. Ten years into the industry, she is happy doing fewer films, as long as she is able to learn from them.
“You need to be very balanced when you enter the film industry because there is a lot of competition. No formula can determine why people fail or succeed. And if you are ambitious and your talent is not rewarded, you have to be okay with that,” she says.
Soha feels fortunate that she is not a part of the rat race to make a lot of money or be very famous. The actress, who is currently working on a film based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and will soon start shooting on a spiritual love story with Rahul Bose, adds, “It does not matter to me if it is a small film or a big film as long as I am creatively excited with the work that I am doing.”
However, she is still weary of venturing into other languages. “When you speak a language, you speak it in your own way and there is a sense of rhythm to it. If someone else has to dub for you, half your performance is gone.”
On, the personal front, several things have changed since her father’s passing in 2001. As the youngest sibling, she says that her responsibilities are not much, but she tries to visit her mother more often, since she lives alone in Delhi. “Kareena too puts in efforts to keep the family together and she organises lunches and dinners whenever my mother is in town,” Soha adds.
So will we ever see the whole family in a film soon? “I doubt it. I don’t know what story can make that happen. With star actors like amma, bhai and Kareena, I’ll have a rubbish role. So I don’t think I’ll be interested in that,” she adds, laughing.
The actress who got engaged to her long-time partner Kunal Khemu in July this year ends by saying that marriage is not on the cards right now.