"Salman Khan Has A Heart Of Gold", Says Cancer Free Actress Nafisa Ali Sodhi

Vaishnavi Gavankar |Jul 09, 2019

"Salman is special to me, he is like a kid", says Nafisa.

Veteran actress Nafisa Ali Sodhi is now cancer free and eager to get back to acting. Last year Nafisa Ali Sodhi revealed on social media platforms about her third stage cancer diagnosis and her battle against cancer. Recently again in an Instagram post, she unveiled that she is looking forward to work with Salman Khan and father of Salman, writer Salim Khan. The actress had previously worked with the Salim Khan for the film Junoon in 1979.

"My message was to send a greeting and say, 'I am medically certified as cancer-free. I wanted to share it with my industry and every one. I am a cancer warrior and I have overcome it and I want to celebrate my life. "I want to celebrate that I am ok, I am not sick anymore, if there is work for me then I am happy to do that work. I act in a film once in while and enjoy it. Acting is not my profession, it is my passion," Ali told PTI in an interview.

Veteran actor Neena Gupta had also sought work on social media, which led to performances like Badhaai Ho.

"She (Gupta) is my dear friend. It is amazing that she did and she got beautiful roles to act. I am happy for her," Ali said.

In her Instagram post, Ali wrote a brief introduction: "I am Nafisa Ali Sodhi and I would like an elegant role to portray in Indian cinema. So looking for a perfect script as a senior actor, I need to work to express my emotions. I will not be dictated to. May God give each of us the strength to follow our dreams."


The actress said she would love to be a part of a Salman Khan's film, having worked with his screenwriter-father Salim Khan on 1979 for the film Junoon as her debut.

"I would love to be a grandmother or an elderly person in a sensitive Salman Khan movie. When I did 'Junoon', I was great friends with Salim-Javed (writer duo). Salman and all were so small at that time. I used to teach them swimming. Salman is special, he is like a kid. He has a heart of gold. Mistakes happen in life..."

Nafisa Ali still from "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster"

Nafisa Ali Sodhi was last seen in 2018 release Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3. Asked if her post had led to any offers, Nafisa said it had but she would talk about it when things materialize.

The 62-year-old actress, whose credits include films such as Major Saab, Life In a Metro and Yamla Pagla Deewana, believes today both storytelling and the audiences' preference have changed.

"There are blockbuster movies but the storytelling today has become interesting. The after effects and all is good. The audience has to be motivated to see a film. Today the audience has become sharper. Today people don't want to see a slapstick, mediocre or badly performed film. People want to see good cinema."

Nafisa Ali Sodhi also caught up on Netflix original series Leila, which explores a dystopian future of oppressive socio-political-religious order.

"I have seen Leila recently and I thought it is a very interesting perspective, of course, it is all fictional. How frightening it can be to have religious fanaticism".

Nafisa Ali Sodhi is trying to spread positive vibes and thoughts on her social media platforms. Talking about donning a wig onscreen for her future roles, Nafisa Ali Sodhi just replied with a polite note.

She said, "Because I don't believe in all this. This is not how I am, I don't want to look like someone else. I mean because I don't want to act like someone else, that's how I feel. Maybe a director will give me his prerogative and it will change".


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