Not the Ganga immersion shot, THIS scene from Kedarnath proved to be the most difficult one for debutante Sara Ali Khan – Kedarnath is out and so is the verdict on Sara Ali Khan. The debutante has been garnering rave reviews for her very first outing at the box office andiously she is over the moon. Having heaved a sigh of relief now that people have watched her on the big screen and accept obved her, she is celebrating the success of her debut venture. As she basks in the glory of the appreciation coming her way, we catch up with the actress who is being touted to be the next big thing in Bollywood.
That she is not a coy debutante is something we all knew right from the time she sashayed on the sets of Koffee With Karan 6 with her dad, Saif Ali Khan, and owned the show. But meeting her in person is a revelation still. She is confident, unabashed and unapologetic in a way that’s refreshing. We throw a volley of questions at her and the newbie doesn’t shy away from answering any. Among other things, we also ask her as to which was the most difficult scene to do for her and she quips, “I have been saying it is the Ganga dubki scene in every interview before this. That was the safest answer I could give because it was there in the trailer but now that you have seen the film, I can be more honest.” Well, such honesty is certainly new, coming from a newcomer.
Revealing the actual difficult scene, Sara adds, “The hardest scene to shoot was the chopper sequence. First you are a newcomer, second it is an extremely intense emotion, third, touchwood, one has never felt that emotion. The thing with the Ganga dubki scene was that at least you had a frame of reference because you are actually freezing and you are actually in the Ganga, and you had to be stoic. Here you have to emote an extremely intense emotion, that is entirely alien to you, and your setting is not helping.” We ask her to elaborate on the setting and she obliges. “You have a green screen and you are in a box! There is no chopper, there is no Sushant, there is no flood, no water, and I am screaming my lungs out for the love of my life to come up. I am screaming, ‘Mansoor upar aao,’ and koi nahi hai waha…there was just a light and three crew members.”
Anyone who has watched Kedarnath, and we really hope you have, knows fully well that Sara is referring to the stunning climax scene from the film, where she is on a helicopter, asking her sweetheart to come up to her. The scene is indeed intense and moved many to tears. No wonder Sara had such a difficult time shooting for it.
It can’t be easy for any debutante to take the pressure of two crucial Fridays in one month, but Sara will be doing just that. While she has tackled her first litmus test quite well and come out with flying colours, she is now waiting with a bated breath to be applauded for her next box-office outing, Simmba. And we are sure by the time December ends, we will have another bankable actress in the form of Sara Ali Khan, if we haven’t already.