When a kid sees their parents get divorced at an early age, they tend to get traumatised, on the other Sara Ali Khan matured with those experiences. Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh separated while the Coolie No. 1 actress was just 9-years-old. In an interview, the actress opened up about their divorce and how she felt seeing her mother happy almost after 10 years.
Initially, the two Bollywood stars were madly in love and got married in 1991. However, a few years after their marriage, things started going downhill and they eventually got separated in 2004. Saif is currently married to Kareena Kapoor, with whom he has two sons, Jehangir and Taimur. On the other hand, Amrita chose to stay unmarried.
In a conversation with Harper’s Bazaar India, Sara Ali Khan opens up about her seeing Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh unhappy and reveals if it was difficult to see her parents part ways, she told, “I’ve always had the tendency to mature a bit faster than others my age. And even at the age of 9, I think I had the maturity to see that these two people living together in our home were not happy. And suddenly, they were much happier living in two new homes. For instance, my mom, who I don’t think had laughed in 10 years, was suddenly happy, beautiful, and excited, like she deserves to be. Why would I be unhappy if I have two happy parents in two happy homes? So no, I don’t think that was difficult at all.”
“They’re both infinitely happier and in a much more positive space today. I see my mom laughing and joking and being silly, which is something I have missed for so many years. It’s a joyful relief to see her like this again,” Sara Ali Khan adds.
Earlier while appearing on Voot Original Feet Up With The Stars Season 3, the Kedarnath star was asked about her equation with her parents and how she dealt with their divorce, she said, “It’s very simple. If you see there are two options. Either live in the same house where no one is happy or live separately, where everyone is happy with their own lives, and you also get a different kind of love and warmth every time you meet. I live with my mother. She’s my best friend means everything to me. I have a father too who is always available on the phone, and I can meet him whenever I want. I don’t think they were happy together ultimately, so I guess to separate was the best decision to make at the time.”
On the work front, Sara Ali Khan was last seen in Love Aaj Kal opposite Kartik Aaryan, she’s currently gearing up for the release of Atrangi Re, also starring Dhanush and Akshay Kumar.