Debutante Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, has a neutral approach towards competition with Janhvi Kapoor, who made her Bollywood foray with “Dhadak” earlier this year.
Sara is stepping into the acting world with “Kedarnath”.
During the film’s trailer launch here on Monday, Sara was asked if she feels the pressure to win the Best Debutant Award over Janhvi this year.
Sara replied confidently: “All of us are here to do our job and no one can decide anything on what is going to happen next. I think she has done a fantastic job in ‘Dhadak’. I watched the film and I loved it. People loved her work. I hope people will like my work too.”
Coming from a family of actors that includes not only her parents, but also grandmother Sharmila Tagore and aunt Soha Ali Khan, the young actress said that initially, her parents emphasised that she must finish her studies before entering Bollywood.
“My father wanted me to finish my studies before entering the film industry. My parents were supportive all through (for me) to work in films, but education was a priority. But when I heard the story of ‘Kedarnath’, I loved the script so much that that time nobody could have stopped me from doing the film. I was in love with the story. So they also did not stop me, and rather supported it,” Sara said.