‘I DON’T WANT TO BE A ROLE MODEL’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety -

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.

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