Soha Ali Khan to be styled like Sharmila Tagore in new film

The actor’s look in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2 will be inspired from her mother’s look in the classic Anupama

The Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster sequel has got more interesting – Soha Ali Khan joins the cast as Irrfan Khan’s tormented wife. Her role would borrow quite a lot from Anupama, in which her mother, Sharmila Tagore, was seen as a suppressed daughter. But as Soha points out enigmatically: “Nothing and no one is ever how they seem. I’m very excited about the role.”

Adding to Soha’s excitement about being teamed up with the talented Irrfan for the first time is the fact that her look, body language, clothes and appearance would be modelled on her mother Sharmila in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1960 classic Anupama. In the film Soha’s mother had played a suppressed daughter.

Soha has just been added to Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2. After the surprisingly positive response to the sequel, we want the sequel to be less budget-challenged, more glossy and viewer-friendly,” said Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is directing the film.

“We also needed to add more characters to carry the sequel forward. Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Randeep Hooda are back. But Irrfan and Soha play the other couple. Soha will play a very mysterious character.” Tigmanshu was very impressed with Soha. “When I met her, I found her to very unlike the typical Bollywood actor. She’s a very intelligent girl. Although the character is very different from her personality, she understood the requirements of her role immediately. I was stuck by how similar she looked to her beautiful mother. Yes, I’ve planned a very special look for Soha. I want her to look prettier than she has ever done.”

Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2 is being produced by Eros Entertainment.