Sara Ali Khan, despite her lineage, regards herself as a Bombay girl and avoids associating with royalty. She is the granddaughter of legendary actors Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan and the daughter of actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh. During the British Raj, her great-grandfather served as the last ruler of the Pataudi princely state. The young actor talked about growing up normally in Bombay and leading a simple life apart from royalty.
Sara portrays Meesha, a young woman in a wheelchair who returns home to discover her father was not there for her in Gaslight. Others on the family estate and her stepmother (Chitrangda) cannot assist her. The palatial estate served as the backdrop for the psychological suspense thriller directed by Pawan Kripalani. Despite her lineage, the young woman revealed she had a very different upbringing from royalty.
In an interview with The Hindu, Sara explained, “I find it ridiculous when people think that. I don’t associate myself as a royal.” She added, “I’ve lived with my mother in Juhu in Mumbai most of my life, and I go to Bandra to meet my dad. I holiday in Himachal Pradesh and Kedarnath, and Jammu and Kashmir. Like seriously, I don’t know what royal means.”
After her parents separated in 2004, Amrita raised her and her young brother Ibrahim Ali Khan. Ibrahim is reportedly signing movies later this year as well. Sharmila, her grandma, was most recently portrayed in the Disney+ Hotstar movie Gulmohar.
On Homi Adajania’s upcoming film, Murder Mubarak, which also stars Karisma Kapoor, the actress is currently shooting. In the period drama Ae Watan Mere Watan, wherein she portrays Indian freedom fighter as well as underground radio broadcaster Usha Mehta. she also co-stars in the untitled Laxman Utekar film alongside Vicky Kaushal. The movie Kannan Iyer directed will debut on Amazon Video later this year.
Source: The Hindu