Sara Ali Khan’s road to star­dom.

Hon­est, ma­ture and un­pre­ten­tious, this young Ms Khan is the one to watch out for

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Sara Ali Khan hasn’t had it easy. One would imag­ine that con­sid­er­ing her lin­eage, her en­try into Bol­ly­wood would be a cake­walk. As it turned out, it wasn’t that sweet or sim­ple. Her de­but film Kedar­nath with Sushant Singh got de­layed and found it­self mired in con­tro­ver­sies. First, be­cause of pro­duc­tion is­sues and then be­cause of reli­gious fun­da­men­tal­ists pick­ing a bone with its theme.

Ja­hanvi Kapoor, the other star-kid who she is com­pared to, al­ready made her de­but ear­lier this year and raced ahead with a hit (Dhadak). For­tu­nately, Simmba came Sara’s way and she lapped it up. With Ro­hit Shetty at the helm and Ran­veer Singh as co-star, this is a big project. So prob­a­bly for the first time we have a debu­tante mak­ing her mark with not one, but two big films, re­leas­ing in the same month!

But while Kedar­nath might be her first foray on the big screen, the au­di­ence got a glimpse of what’s in store, with what can be con­sid­ered ar­guably, a big­ger de­but – on the couch, hav­ing cof­fee with Karan Jo­har in the com­pany of dad Saif. Some­how, over the years, a good per­for­mance on Kjo’s show has be­come quite the so­cial me­dia barom­e­ter to de­cide the coolth and wit of a star.

And from the looks of it, Sara aced it. The con­fi­dence she ex­uded, her ma­ture take on re­la­tion­ships and the way she tack­led every tricky ques­tion head on, were signs that in this day and age of Pr-ed ac­tors mouthing inani­ties, we might just have found a level-headed, in­de­pen­dent­minded and opin­ion­ated fu­ture star.

For once, Karan didn’t shy away from ad­dress­ing the press­ing top­ics. But in each, Sara came across as a pos­i­tive and pro­gres­sive young woman.

She wasn’t coy nei­ther was she brat­tish. She was sim­ply… sen­si­ble. Then of course, there was the state­ment that won so­cial me­dia – where she spoke of her bat­tle with PCOD. On some oc­ca­sions, she even gave some good re­torts to dad Saif. What a re­fresh­ing change!

If this was a teaser, we are now cer­tainly wait­ing for the big pic­ture. Con­grat­u­la­tions Sara, wel­come on the Bol­ly­wood Ex­press!


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