After her author-backed role in Kedarnath, the much in-demand Sara Ali Khan will be seen in a not-so-pivotal role in Rohit Shetty’s Simmba this week. And Sara is not at all unhappy with her reduced space.
Says the post-debut actor about her sophomore role, “It’s a commercial Hindi film. Of course, the role is not as large as Kedarnath and I hope my fans won’t be disappointed. I aspire to be very versatile.”
Wouldn’t her fans be disappointed? Sara protests, “I’ve just started out. I don’t have fans. My well-wishers should know I am here to do all kinds of work. Will I cherish my author-backed role in Kedarnath for the rest of my life? Yes, I will. But dancing with Ranveer Singh as Neha Kakkar does my playback is also my dream come true.”
She is well-adjusted to the shifting dynamics of commercial Hindi cinema. “It’s okay if I am not there in Simmba as much as I was in Kedarnath. It’s okay if I don’t have that big role. Being a part of a Rohit Shetty film is as much a high for me as being a central character in Kedarnath. When I signed Simmba, I was very aware of my role. One needs to know why one is doing what one is doing. I did Simmba with my eyes open. I am thrilled to be part of it. I aspire to do all genres of cinema.”
Displaying wisdom far beyond her years, Sara says, “An actor does every film in the hope of success and in the hope of learning something new. I’ve learnt a lot from working in both Kedarnath and Simmba.”
What would your third film be? “Something that challenges and excites me. Right now, I am promoting Kedarnath and Simmba. I am scared when this ends there will be a void in my life. I can’t wait to get into another project.”
And yes, no holiday for Sara. “Not at all. I don’t want to take a break. Abhi toh maine kuch bhi nahin kiya hai. Mujhe aap logon ko abhi bahot entertain karna hai.”