Mumbai, April 11 Actress Sharmila Tagore and daughter Soha Ali Khan share a strong bonding and these days the younger one is making her mommy happy by learning to play the Piano.
As a child, Soha used to learn to play the instrument, but didn’t like it much. But she has resumed her piano classes and Sharmila is more than happy.
“Many, many years down the line, I remembered that my mom had this dream and this vision of her growing old and me playing the piano for her and the house being full of music. So, I thought it’s better late than never. I have started learning how to play the piano,” Soha, 33, told reporters Tuesday at the launch of P&G’s campaign, Thank You Mom.
She added: “Thanks to P&G, they have helped me start the journey to fulfil this dream of hers (my mom).”
Soha also revealed how she used to bunk her music classes when she was young.
“When I was very young, her (my mom’s) dream was that I should learn how to play the piano. I was very naughty. I did enroll at the Delhi School of Music where I went for some classes…I would bunk those classes and go and play tennis, which I enjoyed more,” said the 33-year-old.
“We had a piano that we had rented. It was in the corridor and at some point my mother must have returned it because I wasn’t practising. I don’t think I noticed for about three months that it had gone,” added the actress who is busy shooting for Deepa Mehta’s “Winds of Change”.
Sharmila was also present at the event and said that she was surprised when she found out that Soha is learning to play the instrument.
“It’s quite nice, really. I always wanted her to play the piano because I feel that it is such a lovely thing to know, music. The sound of piano always appealed to me, it is one of my favourite instruments. It was a kind of surprise (that Soha is learning the Piano again),” said the 65-year-old.
“She is very conscious and she is very hardworking. I don’t know whether she is a natural or not, I don’t want a concert pianist really. I want someone to share things and be happy together,” added the veteran actress.
Neha Dhupia too came with her mother for the P&G event.