After Karan Johar, Aishwarya Dhanush Rajnikanth and Rishi Kapoor now, Soha Ali Khan is penning a book. Her book titled The Perils of Being Moderately Famous, is a collection of humorous, and sometimes bizarre, stories on her life as a royal princess (her official title is Nawabzadi Soha Ali Khan of Pataudi and Bhopal) and a ‘moderately famous’ celebrity, as she likes to call herself. Soha says, “I have some time on my hands, as most actors often do (stop sniggering).I can use this time creatively to pen down memories. I am a princess after all.” Given the famous Pataudi humour, we think this one will be fun and we are pre-booking it.
Soha has been in the industry over the years now. The actress till date hasn’t had her bit of success, but she is pleasantly happy the way her career and life is going. Soha’s mother Sharmila Tagore is an iconic Bollywood actress of her times and brother Saif Ali Khan has been in the film world for over two decades. Soha Ali Khan says the going gets tough for star kids in filmdom as it is very difficult to compete with a superstar parent. Asked if the journey in Bollywood becomes easier for those who come from film families, Soha told IANS, “The short answer is no, because everyone is ready to compare you. Most people want to bring you down. So you will never be able to do well in those comparisons. It’s very difficult to compete with a parent who has been a superstar.”
Soha’s also admits that being a superstars’ children give you an opportunity easily but then you have to prove yourself. I’m a star kid and my mother is a superstar and my brother is a superstar, but I hope now people have understood it’s not like I got this amazing solo heroine launch. And it has not been easy. It has been a struggle and I have seen lots of failure”. The 37 year old actress was also asked of sharing a screen with her mom and brother, “It’s not for me to plan. A writer and director or producers have to come up with something that makes sense.”
It seems it’s the season of autobiographies. A few days ago, Karan Johar and Rishi Kapoor launched their’s. Titled An Unsuitable Boy, KJo’s book chronicles the life story of the celebrated filmmaker. The book has an entire episode where Karan finally reveals his sexual orientation. Without using those three words, he carefully makes sure everyone knows that he’s gay. He has also spoken openly about his first sexcapade. And even revealed that he paid for it. The experience which he stated was ‘nerve-wracking’ is one of the highlights in the biography. He admitted that he lost his virginity when he was 26, in New York. Karan also announced the end of his 25-year-long friendship with Kajol.