March 5, 2013
I find the word heroine very absurd: Soha Ali Khan
Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan doesn’t believe in the “hero-heroine dynamics” of Bollywood, and prefers a character-driven role in a movie, even if if she doesn’t get to play the protagonist’s role.”I don’t think about hero or heroine! I look for character-driven scripts. I find the words hero or heroine very absurd. We all play characters,” Soha told IANS in an interview.
Even her debut Bollywood film Dil Maange More, released in 2004, reflected this choice.
“When I did my first film Dil Maange More, I chose the character of a girl who chooses her career over the boy. But then everyone was like, ‘You are not the heroine of the film! She has to get the hero.’ But I felt the other role was more interesting,” Soha said.
The 34-year-old, daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, is appreciative of the kind of cinema the Indian film industry is witnessing currently.
“It is not hero-heroine driven. It is not even star-driven. It is script and plot- driven… this is more exciting for me,” she said.
“There is no point regreting anything. I don’t look into the past. Of course, there are films which I have done, which have not worked. But I don’t dwell in those,” she said..
Soha will be seen next in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s “Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns”. She believes it is essential to strike the right rapport with a film’s director.