Sara Ali Khan always wanted to be a part of the movies but her father, Saif Ali Khan insisted that he wanted her to complete her education before debuting in Bollywood. When she made an appearance on Koffee With Karan with dad Saif, we saw a video clip of Sara where she was displaying her acting skills. Sara was visibly embarrassed seeing herself but since then, there was an actor in her, dying to be on the big screen. There was a time when Sara was 96 kg and sitting on the bed crying she told her mother she wanted to become an actor. Her mother, Amrita Singh told her that she needed to lose weight and Sara did manage to do that in a year-and-half. In an interview with SpotboyE, Sara spoke about losing her weight and maintaining a disciplined life.

She said,

I was always a chubby girl, but after going to the States, for the first two years, I put on a lot of weight and then last year, I burned all those kilos there itself. I think America is the place where you can really choose. Jahaan aapko pizza milta hain, wahin aapko protein milta hain. Jahaan pe chocolate milta hain, wahin aapko salad milta hain. That was it. So, I lost all the weight that I had gained there and lots more by working out and maintaining a disciplined life.

Her transformation was a surprise for her mother too and she didn’t send any picture to her mother throughout. In fact, when Sara came back, Amrita didn’t recognise her.

Sara recalled,

September was the start of the semester and December was the end. In those 4 months, I even refrained from face-timing her. And, she recognised me at the airport only because of my suitcases; I was looking completely different. Obviously, 30 kg down, you are going to look different.

Sara has worked really hard and we are glad she is getting her due. Her debut film Kedarnath released last week and everyone is impressed by the debutante!