Mumbai: The rumour mill is churning out reports of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara saying no to two projects from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. It’s said that Karan wanted Sara to make her debut in the sequel to his hit Student Of The Year, with Tiger Shroff in the lead and that he was also keen on casting Sara opposite Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan in the Hindi remake of The Fault Lies In Our Stars. However, according to the reports, Sara has walked out of both the projects.
“Not true at all,” protests Amrita Singh vehemently. “My daughter was never offered Student Of The Year 2. As for the other film, the remake of The Fault Lies In Our Stars was shelved, so where was the question of Sara doing it?” she questions.
Strangely, the reports claim Amrita to be the cause of Sara’s exit from the projects as the protective mother does not approve of Sara’s friendship with her former husband Saif Ali Khan’s wife Kareena Kapoor Khan.
Amrita laughs off these charges, “Aaj kal mere naam ke bahot bill phade jaa rahen hain (my name is being unnecessarily used). Today’s kids have a mind of their own and they know how to exercise it. Even if I wanted to tell Sara or my son Ibrahim how to lead their lives — which I don’t — they would not listen to me. Luckily Sara chose to complete her studies before pursuing acting. She attended Columbia University and then devoted her attention to Bollywood. Even if she had decided to not go to college, what could I do?”
Speaking of Sara’s future, Amrita says, “At this moment, the only certainty about Sara’s career is that she will be an actor. She decided that when she was four. Having said that, let me clarify that she hasn’t signed any film as yet. We are waiting for the right project.”
Amrita and Saif’s son began attending a college in England a month ago. “Ibrahim is a very sporty, outdoor kind of a kid. I couldn’t provide him the infrastructure he needed to fly high over here. There were practical considerations, so we had to put him in an educational institutional outside India,” she says.