Sara Ali Khan shares her Biggest Regret

Sara Ali Khan admitted that she was swayed in the aftermath of her early success, but is now making attempts to reconnect with audiences.

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"I was more attention-seeking."

Sara Ali Khan said that the failure of her most recent releases caused her to reevaluate her career decisions and that she is now concentrating on accepting screenplays that will give her “creative satisfaction.”

The actor made her debut with Kedarnath and Simmba but her last three films – Love Aaj Kal, Coolie No 1, and Atrangi Re – received mixed reviews from the audiences.

In a recent interview, Sara was asked about her biggest lesson and biggest regret, in her five-odd years in the film industry.

To this, she replied: “My biggest learning has been that ups and downs are a part of life.

“My biggest learning actually was that when you are at your lowest, you have to get up and run your fastest because when you are feeling underconfident and you start playing on the back foot, that’s the worst.

“I don’t think I have any regrets but I am aware that there are parts of 2019 where I wasn’t very honest, whether it’s in my performances, whether it’s in my behaviour, whether it’s the way that I was in the media; I was louder than I needed to be.

“I was more attention-seeking.

“I thought people like my carefree version more and so I did it so much that it felt like I was overdoing it…”

Speaking about her work, she said: “I have realised that if you do a film because you think it will work, and then it doesn’t work, then it is very hurtful. It really pains you.

“I never want to do that again. It is important to make films for the right decision and that should be creative satisfaction primarily.”

Sara Ali Khan referred to her 2020 movie Coolie No 1, which she had signed due to its credentials as a mass entertainer.

“I thought this film would be a huge massy entertainer with great songs, colours, and fun.

“(But) it wasn’t received well. Maybe because it was released on OTT and we were in the middle of the pandemic.

“And that’s when I realised, was my motivation for doing the film 100 per cent pure?”

“And it is the only time when my inner voice said, ‘No’. So, I don’t want to do that.”

Further, Sara said her upcoming films, which include Gaslight, Ae Watan Mere Watan, Anurag Basu’s Metro…In Dino, two untitled projects with Homi Adajania and Laxman Utekar, represent her changed thought process.

Aarthi is an International Development student and journalist. She likes to write, read books, watch movies, travel, and click pictures. Her motto is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world

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