‘I don’t need an image makeover’

SOHA ALI Khan started out as a banker, today, after spending five years in Bollywood, she feels very much at home.

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Published: Sat 9 Aug 2008, 2:16 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:49 PM

In fact, looking back she now finds her stint as a banker out of character.

“Your persona is moulded by what you do. I am more of an actor than a banker, definitely. I am more suited to this world,” she says.

“My family is in the industry.

So yes, I am quite at home here.”

Appreciated as a serious actor, Soha had people taken aback when she posed in itsy-bitsy clothes recently. “I am not looking for an image makeover, I don’t need it,” she laughs.

And so what if brother Saif was upset with the pictures, Soha says mom Sharmila had no problems.

“Mom thought they were pretty tame. She is very progressive. During her time she was the trendsetter, so this is nothing,” adds Soha.

Her next release Mumbai Meri Jaan, based on the July 2006 blasts, has Soha playing a television journalist.

Rang De Basanti was the turning point in my career. The roles I have been offered post Rang De... are extremely good,” she says.

But none as yet are with Saif. “Someone has to come up with a great script. I am not going to play just the hero’s sister,” she laughs.

She’s uncomfortable talking about her relationship with him. “What I feel for him, what we do, how we fight, how we’ve been brought up... all I can say is that we are like any other brother-sister... normal,” she says.

Ditto her relationship with South star Siddharth.

“I have grown up seeing my parents being photographed.

People can ask me whatever they want, but whether or not I answer them is upto me,” she declares.

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