Mumbai: Sara Ali Khan shares an extremely warm equation with Kareena Kapoor Khan. In an interview with Femina, the 24-year-old actress said that their relationship is one of friendship and respect.
“I do think that Kareena is my friend, but more than that, she is my father’s (Saif Ali Khan) wife. I respect her, and realise that she makes my father happy. We belong to the same profession, and have a similar world, thus, our conversations include that as well,” she said.
Sara is Saif’s daughter from his previous marriage with Amrita Singh. The former couple got divorced in 2004, and Saif married Kareena in 2012.
When Sara appeared on Koffee With Karan last year, she revealed that Amrita was the one who dressed her up for Saif and Kareena’s wedding. She also said that it has not been awkward for her at any point.
“I feel that everybody has been very clear with me, vis-a-vis the equations. It has never been confusing. Kareena herself says, ‘Look, you have a great mother. What I want is for us to be able to be friends.’ My father also never said, ‘This is your second mother’ or made it uncomfortable in any way,” Sara said, adding that it was “important to respect what other people want”.
When Karan joked that Saif did not ever make Sara address Kareena as ‘chhoti maa’, the Simmba actress said, “I think Kareena would have a nervous breakdown if I was to call her ‘chhoti maa’. She would be like, ‘What?! No!'”
“I used to be like, ‘What should I call her? Kareena? Aunty?’ And my father was like, ‘You don’t want to call her aunty!'” Sara laughed, adding that she calls her ‘K’ or Kareena.
Kareena echoed a similar sentiment in an interview with Mumbai Mirror last year. “I have always said this to Saif, Sara and Ibrahim that I can only be their friend, I can never be their mother because they already have an amazing mother who’s brought them up spectacularly. I’m meant to be their friend. I love them dearly and whenever I am wanted or my advice needed, I’m there for both at any point in their life,” she said.