Soha, So Brit!

The actress was in the city to promote her bestselling memoir, even as motherhood takes up all her time these days. Soha poses with her mother Sharmila Tagore in this file photograph. The ability to laugh at one self is precious. And when it comes with levity, it’s freedom to exhale. Actress and debut author Soha Ali Khan’s memoir The Perils of Being Moderately Famous is a lesson into the lightness of being. In its second edition, owing to a bestseller status, the daughter of privilege embarked on stories about her life, most poignant as a girl-next-door, unabashed with her fame… And the book has emerged as, yes a celebrity-speak, but in a beguiling and unassuming way. Soha’s twitter ID is filled with comments, and one from actress Shabana Azmi is apt, “… how lovely to find you are so comfortable in your own skin,” and credible given Soha’s perils of being from a staggeringly famous family — daughter to Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Saif Ali Khan’s sister. In the city to promote her “moderate famousness” we caught Soha in a tete-a-tete on a taxi ride heading to a literature festival. Talking 10 to a […]

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