Soha Ali Khan's First Pay Cheque While Working As A Banker Was Rs. 15K, While She Paid Rent Of 17K

Soha Ali Khan talked about her first pay cheque, which she received while working as a banker at City Bank after she moved to Mumbai.


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Soha Ali Khan's First Pay Cheque While Working As A Banker Was Rs. 15K, While She Paid Rent Of 17K

Soha Ali Khan is the daughter of veteran actress, Sharmila Tagore, and late cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and the sister of famous Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan. While Saif created a huge name in the industry, Soha did her best, and her roles in films like Rang De Basanti, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, and many more are still remembered. Apart from being an actress, Soha is also a writer and has published her first book, Moderately Famous, which was an instant best-seller. However, not many know that Soha also worked in a bank before becoming an actress.

Soha Ali Khan talked about her first job in Mumbai

The youngest Pataudi, Soha Ali Khan, followed in her brother, Saif Ali Khan's footsteps of entering the showbiz. Recently, in an interview with Curly Tales, Soha revealed that she had worked as a banker before entering the films. When the interviewer asked her Soha stated that it was her second job and the pay cheque was Rs. 2 lakhs a year. The interviewer stated that it was a lot Rs. 15K to Rs. 16K a month. To which, Soha stated that it was her post graduate salary and she was paying a rent of Rs. 17K. She added that she was also saving her money to travel to Delhi.

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Soha added that she wanted to get financially independent so that she could live where she wanted to and marry the person, whom she loved. The actress added that it was only possible if she could show her parents that she wasn't dependent on the them for pocket money.

Soha Ali Khan was replaced from her first film

During the same interview, Soha revealed that when she was working at a bank, she got the offer for her first film. However, she instantly signed it looking at tempting pay cheque from her bank job. Without thinking rationally, she left her job, but the director signed another actor for the same role, and Soha was left jobless. 

When Soha Ali Khan revealed how her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was left offended by a critic's review of her acting

While Soha's first Bengali films received a lot of love, her Hindi debut film, Dil Maange More, failed to impress the fans. In an interview with the Quorum YouTube channel, Soha recalled how a bad review that she got for her Hindi debut film, left her father more offended than her. She revealed that the reviewer had written that 'Soha looks like her mother but acts like her father.'

Soha shared that her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was super angry. However, Soha didn't care much. She was quoted as saying:

"The Bengali film was good; the first Hindi film, not so good. I remember the first review that came out in one of the papers was that ‘she looks like her mother, but acts like her father’. My father was the one who was the most offended by it, because he was like, ‘What does this mean?'"

Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan

What do you think about Soha's revelation about her first job?

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