She's never been on the wrong side of the law.
But actor Soha Ali Khan who is all set to play a dashing 'lady Chulbul Pandey' type female cop in a new film says that bad drivers would be the first ones to be handcuffed if she became a real cop. A hard core Sherlock Holmes fan, Soha shares her police story with CS:
The other side of law
I have no real life experiences with the law. I have never broken any laws, in fact even when the burglary took place at my home, I didn't go to the police station. I think the portrayal of the police in mainstream cinema is keeping with the general tastes of the masses.
In fact, after seeing the climax of Rang De Basanti, some policemen told me that cops don't shoot at people so randomly. But then, it was a commercial film that was high on drama and emotional quotient. I don't have anything against it, as long as the police and public are fine with it.
Suspense's a sizzler
Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie are my favourite characters. I love the classic suspense literature where detective/police solved mysteries by just using their brains. As a kid, whenever I used to read detective novels, I used to analyse who could be the murderer - the clues, motives, alibis - decoding them was so exciting!
I am not much into modern police fiction that's high on forensic, DNA and science. The mind games were a lot more interesting. In fact, Saif (Saif Ali Khan), I and my other sister Saba were all crazy about suspense and mystery thrillers. My favourite mystery novel is the Hound of the Baskervilles.