Soha Ali Khan on returning awards: “It’s their personal choice”


Soha Ali Khan

‘Rang De Basanti’ (2006) fame actress Soha Ali Khan has also jumped in to the controversy surrounding ‘Award Wapsi’ by referring it as the personal choice of the awardees, whether they keep or return their honors.

She said that she had discussion with her mother, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, on the current issue of ‘Award Wapsi’ over alleged growing intolerance in India. She told PTI, “We’ve had discussions. She (Tagore) is very passionate about certain things and I know she has been vocal. I completely respect her point of view. We haven’t had a chance to debate on it but we both come from a secular and liberal school of thought. But my take is ‘each to their own’. People who have awards and who want to keep them or return them, it’s their personal choice,”��Tagore has said the attacks on writers and artistes were against the basic principles of democracy.

Khan, along with numerous other Bollywood celebrities joined the support wagon of the Pakistani artistes being targeted by Maharashtra political outfit Shiv Sena, asserting that art and creativity shouldn’t be stifled.

Talking about the mother-daughter’s line of thinking, Ali Khan said though they do differ at times, but their thoughts “certainly aren’t poles apart.”

“We come from a similar school of thinking. I had a different life, educational system and so I have my own thoughts as well,” she concluded.

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