Every few months, there is news that Sara, Saif Ali Khan’s daughter with ex-wife Amrita Singh, is getting ready to make her Bollywood debut. It’s natural for her to want to be an actress, or at least have an interest in the field, given that both her parents are actors, so is her grandmom Sharmila Tagore Pataudi and her aunt Soha Ali Khan. And if that wasn’t enough, then coming in close contact with the diva Kareena Kapoor would have definitely aroused the dormant acting genes in her.
Amrita has denied that her daughter is gearing up for acting debut. Not that either she or Saif are the kind of parents to have a problem with Sara getting into films.
Says Saif, “Of course, I won’t have any problem. It is a wonderful profession. But I would have a problem with her leaving the college and getting into movies. She is currently studying in her second year at Columbia University. One day, she messaged me saying she wants to join movies. It was a slightly strangely-worded message but I replied, ‘Yes, but after college.’ Then there was some silence. Obviously, she doesn’t know what she is saying. Some days, she wants to be a lawyer, someday a doctor, then one day she told me she wants to work at the White House… Nobody leaves Columbia University! Anyone in the world would give their left arm to go to an Ivy League university. I wish someone would have told her that I would have her shot if she even thinks about leaving college. This degree is your only passport — from the husband that beats you to a country that collapses economically, you can survive everything. She can get a job anywhere in the world. It would be foolish of her to leave that to act. She can do that after she completes her education. She can’t throw this to be stuck working in one profession. That is limiting yourself.”