Exclusive: It is about my identity that I have grown to embrace, says Soha Ali Khan on The Perils of Being Moderately Famous


The other angle is nobody wants to overexpose their child in the media. Related News
When Saif Ali Khan revealed how Soha Ali Khan accidentally texted her date that ‘it’s boring’I feel small and lame in front of Soha Ali Khan: Kareena KapoorSharmila Tagore at The Perils of Being Moderately Famous launch: Maybe Soha can write my bookSoha Ali Khan recently launched her book The Perils of Being Moderately Famous. Q. From what I can eat to when I can sleep. I think photographers constantly take pictures whether it is of Taimur on the swing or in his nanny’s arms. Often, I have been recognised as Saif Ali Khan’s sister or Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s daughter. I am enjoying every bit of it. Inaaya decides everything for me right now. Do you think the industry has given you your dues? But I like to see things in a positive light. I am very content with that. Rang De Basanti obviously highlighted your talent as an actor. We (Soha and actor, husband Kunal Khemu) used to have an independent life. Q. I get excited when I am offered an exciting role. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd It is not just about being a part of a big film or being a big star. However, I do think there has to be a bit of a line, especially with small children. I feel by being a member of this family and having actor relatives, there is a huge advantage to it. I know this all is because of my parents and brother. In this interview with indianexpress.com, Soha opens up about what it feels like to be moderately famous in a family full of stars, including late cricket legend Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, actor Sharmila Tagore and superstars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Why do you think you are moderately famous? Would you ever be okay to bring her in the spotlight like how Taimur is? Everything that one does as a parent or an aunt is to protect the child. How is motherhood treating you? It is a good time to be an actor. I understand that people have an interest in him and want to know how he is looking. So, the idea of being moderately famous came naturally, and a bit of self-deprecating humour was natural. I feel like I have been working with good directors. I am learning. Nepotism has become a bad word now. Q. It is not like the industry has not given me my dues but I certainly feel that I have a lot of untapped potential in me. It is a humbling experience. I would phrase it that way. Sometimes I find it frustrating and other times I even find it comforting that I belong to this family. That’s one angle. Q. I didn’t have to earn the respect and love that people give me. He is not going to change every day. Sometimes it is challenging. So, it is about my identity that I have grown to embrace. So rather than saying that this is part and parcel of nepotism, I would say it is part and parcel of being myself, as this has made the person I am today. We could do whatever we wanted to and now suddenly everything depends on her. 2017-12-14T14:09:01+00:00″>
Published: December 14, 2017 2:09 pm

Soha Ali Khan feels she has a lot of untapped potential in her. Would you call your experience as the flip side of nepotism? So, there are more platforms for me to showcase my talent. You can project your child as much as you want, but we don’t take pictures of Inaaya with the flashlight on. So I thought belonging to this family and industry, I am someone who is not a top ranker, but someone in the middle. Now a lot of stuff is happening on the internet as well. But as you said, I also think that there is a flip side to everything and certainly it can be very frustrating to have a slightly diluted identity as one is always struggling to make their own identity. It is all in her hands. Life is completely different now. At times, we are scared to take the child out when there is a lot of media. I have called myself a working actor. I come from a family where everyone is a star. Tell me how Inaaya is doing. You have done amazing work. However, when she smiles, it is like when the sun comes out and brightens the day. At times, it can get frustrating also.