Not under pressure to be visible on big screen: Soha Ali Khan
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Soha Ali Khan has completed eight years in cinema with a filmography boasting of about 20 films so far, but the actress says she never feels pressurized to be visible.
The 34-year-old daughter of Sharmila Tagore made her Bollywood debut with 'Dil Maange More' back in 2004 and went on to star in acclaimed films like 'Rang De Basanti', 'Khoya Khoya Chand', 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' and '99'.
"I understand that it has almost been eight years in the industry and that it is competitive and important to be visible and to work constantly. But I have never felt these pressures. I think it is important to do good work and last longer than to do lot of work and burn out quickly," Soha told PTI in an interview.
In 2011, the actress starred in just one film, 'Soundtrack', after which she was seen playing a pivotal role in Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children'.
"It also depends on what is offered to you and what you like. The idea is to do good work. A film is a part of what I am doing. In 2012, I did a number of things - a comedy film, a dramatic film in terms of shooting and also a fashion based TV show 'What Not To Wear'. There are a number of ways to keep yourself creatively engaged. Working in films is definitely the focus for me and I would like to do it," she said.
Soha is currently busy shooting for 'Joe B Carvalho', a comedy film directed by debutante Sameer Tiwari. The film also stars Arshad Warsi.
"We still have a couple of songs that we will shoot in the first week of April. I have a few days to shoot at the end of the month and then we will be done with the film. It is a comedy. I thought it was really funny when the director narrated the film," Soha said.