EXCLUSIVE: Sara Ali Khan on being paired opposite Akshay Kumar and audience’s reaction to it

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Actor Sara Ali Khan is now gearing up to get into a vivacious character in Aanand L Rai’s Atrangi Re. She will be sharing the screen space for the first time with Akshay Kumar and Dhanush. However, Akshay and Sara’s jodi was received mixed reactions. The audiences were confused if they are going to be seen as a romantic pair and were criticizing the same since Akshay Kumar and Sara’s father Saif Ali Khan have worked together in a few movies back then, plus, Sara is half of Akshay’s age.

Well, reacting to the audience’s reactions, the Kedarnath actor spoke about being paired with Khiladi Kumar in Atrangi Re in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble. When asked if the audience criticism was a matter of concern, to which, Sara said, “No, because I think that Aanand L. Rai is a very sure filmmaker and he is a maker that I have trusted with myself. So, if I have trusted with myself, so I’m not going to trust him with himself, unki film hai, unki casting hai, and his film is not also called as ‘Ordinary Re’, it’s called ‘Atrangi Re’.”

She continued, “There’s a reason behind it and I think as odd as this trio seems, at first sight, I won’t speak about myself because this whole confidence and humble, all this combination makes me not very objective but I will tell you that there are no two characters other than Akshay sir and Dhanush sir who could have played these characters the way they have and I’m not just saying that.


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Meanwhile, in another interview, Sara had revealed her father Saif’s reaction to her starring opposite Kumar. Sara said, “(Saif) said that (Akshay) is great and had a blast working with him and I am sure I will too.”

Atrangi Re will be releasing on December 24 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Watch the full interview here:

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