Questions on Saif-Kareena are frustrating: Soha Ali Khan

By Radhika Birani

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan doesn't mind media attention, but asking her questions related to her brother Saif Ali Khan and his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor definitely rubs her the wrong way.

"It's very frustrating when people ask me about them, but it doesn't annoy me any more. I very calmly and politely ask the media not to ask about them (Saif and Kareena)," Soha told IANS.

"Not because I don't want to speak about my brother or Kareena, but because I don't speak for them in case the media is not able to reach them. I don't want to be their spokesperson. Also, these questions are often private and I'm not comfortable with that," she said.

Soha had to face the media glare earlier when her gun licence was cancelled in May. She was also in the news for posing in a sexy, skimpy outfit for lifestyle magazine Maxim.

All that is past and Soha is now relaxed, free of controversies and is enjoying every bit of entering a new decade in life. Having turned 30 on Oct 4, Soha says that she still feels like she's 16, though her responsibilities in life have increased.

"Honestly, in my heart and in my mind, I feel like I am 16, which is probably a bad thing. I need to grow up at some stage, but I am not ready to do it as yet.

"I have responsibilities now, I manage a house, I'm financially independent and have bought a new house in Mumbai - these are great things. I do feel like an adult in many ways, but when it comes to the real things, I'm very selfish and very much in the youngest child syndrome," she said.

The actress, who made her debut with "Dil Maange More" in 2004, has featured in a variety of films but gained prominence with "Rang De Basanti", "Khoya Khoya Chand" and more recently "Mumbai Meri Jaan".

Soha was in the capital to shoot for forthcoming comedy "99" along with actor Kunal Khemu and comedian Cyrus Broacha. The actress has a long line-up of projects, signalling busy times ahead.

"I am doing a lot of comedies for the first time. There's '99', then there's 'Dil Kabaddi' where I play Irrfan Khan's wife - it's an unusual pairing. There is 'Dhoondhte Rahe Jaoge' with Kunal Khemu and then a Sudhir Mishra film 'Tera Kya Hoga Johnny' - a slightly darker film where I play a small town model.

Talking about unusual pairings, Soha will also soon be seen opposite Emraan Hashmi.

"After '99', I'm doing one romantic film opposite Emraan Hashmi. That's by Vishesh Films and Kunal Deshmukh, who directed 'Jannat', will be making it. I also have an English horror film in hand," the actress said.

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