Soha Ali Khan is part of ZEE5’s Kaun Banegi climax, which is about a dysfunctional royal family looking for its next successor. In an interview with indianexpress.com, the 43-year-old talked about the series and said that no family is perfect, not even hers. “I want to introduce a dysfunctional family,” she said, “I do not think a perfect family or ordinary family exists. I believe every person has some insanity. You see how crazy they are, ”she said Kunal Kemmu In 2015. The couple welcomed daughter Inaya Naomi Kemmu in 2017.
The actor believes that his series is more than just a dysfunctional family. “Kaun Banegi Shikharvati is also a story about real human emotions. It is the story of a father struggling to keep his four daughters together. It is also about four sisters who are competing with each other but love each other. The dynamics of each relationship are different and interesting, ”she says.
In this series, Soha shares screen space Laura Dutta, Kritika Kamra and Anya Singh. The series also stars popular actor Naseeruddin Shah. Interestingly, in the past, the actor has had the good fortune to star alongside his mother Sharmila Tagore and legendary Waheeda Rehman in Life Goes On and Rang De Basanti respectively. When asked what she had learned from the veterans, Soha said that she had learned a lot from Naseeruddin Shah and that working with Sharmila Tagore was “terrible”.
“I worked with our mom on a movie called Life Goes On, it was awful. I was too scared to make a single statement with her. Her standards are very high. Everything from costumes to design and matching shoes she does two weeks in advance. As far as I’m concerned, there must be some dirt stain or something on my clothes and I will at least be upset, ”Soha laughed.
“Nasir Saab, on the other hand, is very good at teaching because he does in theater and directs young actors. If you work with him, all you have to do is open your eyes and ears and you will become rich in experience. And it certainly happened. We all learned something from him. I was fortunate enough to have a good time on and off screen. Two or three scenes with him are very intense and almost confrontational, ”Soha said, explaining that in one scene Naseeruddin Shah had to provide a three-page monologue in front.
“I had to do this whole monologue in front of him, where he’s really looking at me. I’m so scared about it. It’s a good dialogue of three pages. I mean, you’re relaxed. You’re learned your lines well. And since you’re not afraid, magic happens. ‘ These are also the lessons he taught me – learn the lines, be well prepared, I learned that it allows me to enjoy the character and bring in some elements, ”the Tum Mile actor recalled.
But when it comes to her mother, Soha said she always advises following only the advice of her director. “On the other hand, our mother said that there was only one director and she had nothing to say to me. I remember, during Rang De Basanti, I asked her how she would try the role I played. And she said, ‘You just have to listen to each other – director Rakesh Omprakash Mehra. You must follow his path. ‘ This is also useful because if you take too many inputs, you will get confused.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Soha is looking forward to working again after three years. She also expressed her views on the emergence of the OTT platform.
“It provided more opportunities. Writers are celebrating like never before. Now, more than actors and directors, people are looking at who wrote the show or the film. As a female performer in the early 40s, I was lucky to come across the OTT platform. Now, I’m ready to go out there and do anything. And fortunately, there are opportunities. A generation ago, I could do nothing. It took me 50 years to act as a mother. That’s awesome. ”
But can we call this a new beginning for her career? Soha ended the conversation by saying, “I do not see my life step by step. I usually follow my heart and do what makes me happy.