12 May, 2021

Soha Ali Khan

The actress on her new film, Life Goes On

Soha Ali Khan

What quality in the script made you accept the role?

It touched me...it’s a film with a lot of heart. I play the younger of three siblings, which is also true of me in real life.

Was working with a female director any different from working with a male one?

I don’t know if it’s to do with gender, different people bring in different qualities. Sangeeta Datta had a musical touch about her.

Did it help that the director was a Bengali?

To an extent, as the film had a Bengali background; Rabindrasangeet, Bengali dialogue.

How was the comfort level working with your mother?

It’s easier working with someone who doesn’t know you. With mum it’s difficult getting dressed for a wedding, let alone doing a film!

Do you feel you’ve grown as an actress from the time when your mom gave you tips?

Oh yes—in my understanding and choice of scripts, camera angles, choice of...

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