Actor Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, has been vocal about her relationship with both parents who chose to part ways 17 years ago. In an interview ahead of the release of her film Atrangi Re, she told The Times of India that her relationship with her mum is stronger than people think. She described them as “inseparable” and jokingly told the interviewer how sorry she feels about her future husband who will have to move in with them.
Sara said she heavily relies on her mother for everything so moving far away is not an option. “I grew up fast and saw a lot in life. Perhaps they helped me grow up a little faster,” the actor said, crediting her mother for single-handedly raising her as a “wiser” human being.
She also mentioned how growing up with a single mother in today’s day and age makes one a little tougher than you need to be. “You don’t live in La La Land for too long and you see the world for what it is.”
Her character from her upcoming film is the polar opposite of what the actor is in real life. Her role will explore the choices of a woman who decides to leave everything behind and runaway with a man whom she loves dearly. In the interview, Sara said she would never do that despite having a “liberal mother.”
“I can’t even come to an interview without matching my bangles to my outfit with the help of my mother. Till my mom doesn’t tell me ‘Please add green bangles to your hand because you have a chalak of green in that corner of your dupatta’ I won’t be able to step out for an interview. I am not capable of running away from my mother. Wherever I run away to, she is the home I have to return to, every day,” the Simmba actor admitted.
When asked if she has ever tried to rebel against all her mother’s rules, she said, “Not at all. I’ll even get married to someone who can move in and live with my mom. I’m never going to leave her. She is the sound of reason, so, no, I’m never running away.”
Sara made her acting debut with Kedarnath and Simmba in 2018. The actor followed it up with Love Aaj Kal and Coolie No.1. Her latest film, Atrangi Re stars Akshay Kumar and Dhanush in pivotal roles and is slated for an OTT release.