Delhi: When Sara Ali Khan had debuted with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath, several reports emerged claiming that her father, actor Saif Ali Khan, was upset with her for not choosing an out-and-out commercial entertainer as her debut movie in the industry. Sara impressed the audience with her performance and her chemistry with co-star Sushant Singh Rajput. While she garnered all critical acclaim for Kedarnath, it was her second movie, Simmba – a massy entertainer – that set the cash register ringing at the Box Office. Now, in her latest interview with india.com, where she talked about being the face of ZEE5’s new campaign, Sara also opened up on the reports of her father being disappointed in her choice of debut movie.
She said that Saif knows how his daughter will never accept any project without being 100 per cent convinced about it. Sara added that even if his father had said something, the fact that Kedarnath turned out to be a successful film justifies her choice. She said, “My father knows better than to make statements about what I should do best because he himself as my father has encouraged me to make my own decisions. He is also an actor so he understands better than most people that ultimately you cannot be a part of any film that you don’t feel convinced about and therefore, it’s very important for you to trust your own gut.”
Addressing the reports of Saif choosing another movie over Kedarnath for her, Sara said, “Long story short, I don’t think he ever had a problem with anything that I did as long as my heart and soul were in it. And no matter what he may or may not have thought, after the fate of Kedarnath and after the love and appreciation I got – zahir si baat hai that I knew what I was doing and I am very proud of what I choose and what I did.”
Sara also expressed her gratitude to the late Sushant Singh Rajput for helping her in the film. Watch out this space for Sara’s full interview soon!
About Sara Ali Khan’s association with ZEE5:
ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform and Multilingual Storyteller for millions of entertainment seekers, today, announced its new brand campaign – ‘Dekhtey Reh Jaogey’ to offer its annual premium subscription @ Rs 499/*- (previously at ₹999/year) giving fans one more reason to ‘Binge-watch’ their favourite web series/movie from India’s biggest library of Original content.
For a long, Indian consumers have evolved to the international concept of Binge-Watching and with this campaign, ZEE5 aims to enable them further to continue watching and unearthing content from 150+ originals and 2800+ movies resting on the platform. ZEE5 brings aboard popular cine-darling Sara Ali Khan and OTT’s favorite boy Amol Parashar as brand ambassadors for the campaign and aims to unite Indians through their shared love for real, relevant, and resonant stories.
The‘Dekhtey Reh Jaogey’ campaign is targeted towards younger audiences aged between 18-34 to increase the share of mind, strengthening ZEE5’s position as India’s OTT platform of choice. Following a 360-degree approach to target Indian entertainment lovers, ZEE5 has planned a high-frequency campaign across TV, social media, and digital, which is slated to go live today. With this new subscription package, viewers will have an influx of unlimited entertainment that is both captivating and binge-worthy, including a rich library spanning 12+ Indian languages featuring web series, movies (Original and theatricals), TVF shows, Live TV, Alt Balaji shows, Ad-free Catch-up TV, Zindagi TV shows, kids’ content, and much more. The 499/-*subscription will also include 50+ new theatricals and 40+ Originals across diverse languages slated to be launched on ZEE5 through the course of the year.