She came into the film industry as Sharmila Tagore and Nawab Pataudi's daughter. Initially known only as Saif Ali's Khan's younger sister, Soha Ali Khan finally came into her own with her critically-acclaimed performance in Rang De Basanti.
Now, with Sudhir Mishra's Khoya Khoya Chand, she hopes to establish herself as one of Bollywood's leading ladies. Excerpts from a tete-a-tete with the young, beautiful actress:
Tell us about Khoya Khoya Chand?
It is a romantic film set in the 1950s with Bollywood as a backdrop. It spans 13 years during which the two protagonists Nikhat and Zafar (Shiney Ahuja) achieve their potential in their respective lives and careers.
You play Nikhat. What is the role like?
The movie opens with her as an aspiring actress struggling to find a foothold in the industry. During the course of the movie, she forges different relationships like a friendship with Prem Kumar (Rajat Kapur), a famous movie star of the time. She falls in love with Zafar, a writer-director.
This is my biggest role so far in content and scope; I've never played a glamorous leading lady before. It's the best show any actress could ask for. I'm doing things I never imagined doing -- performing a mujra, cabaret, doing horse-back riding -- all in one film.
Text: Ameeta Gupta
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