‘I DON’T WANT TO BE A ROLE MODEL’
Adecade after she had a shaky Bollywood debut with Dil Maange More (2004), actor Soha Ali Khan (left) hopes she has carved her niche in the film industry. But the muchadmired daughter of veteran actor Sharmila Tagore and late Indian cricketing legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi says she doesn’t want to be a role model.
“It’s really special to have that kind of heritage on both sides but I’m quite secure in the fact that there’s more to me than just my family lineage. However, I don’t want to be a role model because I never had to fight for certain things that other people had to,” says Soha. “I have to say that I’ve had a very privileged upbringing and by privileged I mean not economically but in terms of education. My brother (actor Saif Ali Khan) and I were treated completely the same and I never had to want to prove myself in any way,” adds Soha, who insists that actors are paid “quite handsomely”.
“There’s a difference between the way we are paid. I know there are certain women who helm films like Deepika Padukone who should be paid accordingly and sometimes the hero helms a film and is paid accordingly. But I can’t really complain the way we are paid because we’re it’s quite handsome relative to the rest of the country,” says the 36-year-old.