In an exclusive chat with IndiaToday.in, Sara Ali Khan opened up on her past mistakes. She revealed that she was behaving differently and is now aware of it.
By Bhavna Agarwal: Sara Ali Khan made her debut in 2018 with Kedarnath opposite the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. She then went on to star in Simmba, followed by Coolie No 1, Love Aaj Kal 2, and Atrangi Re. Post Simmba, Sara saw failures in two films followed by Atrangi, which helped her garner some credibility back. She will next be seen in Gaslight, which is a thriller that will stream on Disney + Hotstar. In an exclusive chat with IndiaToday.in, Sara had no inhibitions in admitting that she played the character in real life as well and that she has learnt from her past mistakes now.
‘I DO NOT WANT TO CATER TO AN IMAGE OF SARA ANYMORE’
Sara told IndiaToday.in, “I think there have been hiccups in my career early on. What has really happened now is that I have decided to forgive myself for it. I was very harsh on myself for a long time and that was also necessary, but now is the time to let go and move on, which is also important. It is also important to realise why you do the things you do. I think I do not want to cater to an image of Sara anymore. I actually want to explore, understand and allow Sara to grow.”
‘I BECAME ANNOYING’
Calling 2019 the year of mistakes, Sara shared, “I think that is the big mistake I made in 2019 in general. I call it the year of mistakes in my head, and now publicly, because I made one mistake after another. I was talking loudly, I was behaving boisterous and attention-seeking and it came from a place which I didn’t fully understand. I think it came from a place where I thought that people liked the bindaas me. So, I became so bindaas that I became annoying. I think that translated onscreen as well. I am aware of that now. “
She admitted, “Instead of portraying myself a certain way, I want to understand who I am. My upcoming films are a huge part of that.”
When told that it is great to see her being self-aware, Sara added, “It is important because Kedarnath and Simmba were two very good films. December 2018, everyone was like ‘wow Sara’ and then by 2020, people were like ‘ehh, same girl?’ I think it is part of life.”
Gaslight also stars Chitrangda Singh and Vikrant Massey. It will be released on March 31, 2023.