- Saif Ali Khan once said he doesn't want Sara to become an actor
- Later he said he's 'pleased' that Karan Johar is handling Sara's launch
- Sara Ali Khan is finally debuting in Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath
That's an unexpected statement, given that in February, Saif Ali Khan told Pinkvilla that he was "happy to see Sara doing whatever she has her heart set on" and also that he was "pleased" she was being launched by Karan Johar (he was reportedly handling her debut when Saif said this).
In April 2016, when Sara was still at Columbia, Saif told NDTV that she had his "blessing to do whatever she wants." It would likely be films and of she so chose, Sara would be adopting the example set by her aunt Soha Ali Khan. "Look at Soha. She has a degree from London School of Economics and she is now into movies. I think the girls in my family think this (Bollywood) is far more fun. Yes, perhaps it is," Saif told NDTV.
Back in 2012, Sara Ali Khan became an object of intense scrutiny overnight after modelling an Abu-Sandeep creation at an Ambani party. Saif intervened to clarify that Sara would complete her university course before taking a career decision and mother Amrita Singh shot down rumours that her daughter had been offered a Yash Raj project - it was she who had signed the film, Aurangzeb.
It should surprise nobody, least of all Saif Ali Khan, that Sara should want to be an actress. Consider her cinematic pedigree, apart from her parents - grandmother Sharmila Tagore, stepmother Kareena Kapoor and aunt Soha.