September 15, 2011 03:31:53 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
After a hiatus, Soha Ali Khan is returning to the big screen again. A musical, SOUNDTRACK features her along with Rajeev, both of whom are playing two matured youngsters who are physically disabled. Due to such characterization, Soha gets emotional as she remembers how her dad too had fought quite a few battles as he challenged all adversities pertaining to physical handicap and still moved up in his career.
"My dad had lost one eye but still went on to overcome all obstacles and ended up captaining the Indian cricket team. Everyone said that it would be impossible for him to even face a single delivery but he managed due to his strong conviction," Soha says with pride in her voice, "I took a cue from that and approached my character in a similar manner. This young woman I play has a speech impediment but then her other senses are well in place to allow her to live her life happily. It is with this confidence that I motivate Rajeev's character as well who is quite disillusioned after finding out that he wasn't able to hear well."
Detailing the film's setting further, Soha says, "Audience would see Rajeev struggle with his disability while this girl continues to motivate him to live his life independently. Once Rajeev is inspired enough, he learns how to read lips and use that as a tool to communicate with others. On the other hand I would come across as someone free spirited enough to be this perfectly normal fun loving confident woman who is completely bohemian. She uses sign language and other expressions and gestures so that she is totally independent."
Directed by debutant Neerav Ghosh, SOUNDTRACK releases all over on 30th September.