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“Thank you for making me…”

The image was shared by Sara Ali Khan. (courtesy: saraalikhan95)

Sarah Ali Khan had an exciting month with two releases in a row. After playing a modern socialite in Murder Mubarak released last week, the actress made a complete U-turnAe Watan Simple Watana biopic of freedom fighter Usha Mehta » that Sara titles. Now, after the release of the film, Sara shared a note of gratitude in which she explained that playing Usha Mehta made her become a better version of herself. Sara attached a note to a bunch of photos and images from the film screening. It features producer Karan Johar, aunty Soha Ali Khan, Ananya Panday, Anil Kapoor, Sukhwinder Singh, Zoya Akhtar and Aparshakti Khurana, among others. In the caption, Sara said: “Ae Watan Simple Watan. A story of bravery, sacrifice and strength, and a journey of self-discovery, reinvention and newfound confidence. Only gratitude. Tagging director Kannan Iyer (who is also seen in the carousel), she added, “Thank you Kannan sir for believing that I could be your Usha and in doing so, make me a better, more Sara real and more honest.”

About his role, Sara Ali Khan told PTI: “In our film, there is a part where she is treated like a gumnaam nayak, an anonymous fighter because we don't know her. She has sacrificed so much and we don't know who she is, it represents in my opinion a huge story of sacrifice, strength and bravery. All of this is prevalent today or at any time. So it was definitely a challenge and an excitement too.

It is safe to say that Ae Watan Simple Watan received a mixed response from audiences and critics. Speaking about the film, Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said: “Released on Amazon Prime Video and starring Sara Ali Khan as a khadi-clad freedom fighter taking on the might of the British, Ae Watan Mere Watan does not fall prey to excess as it brings to mind brings to the screen a little-known but important chapter of the Indian independence movement. While the film's freedom fighters shout slogans, express unwavering anti-colonial intent, and resist brutal rule, Ae Watan Mere Watan is anything but prone to posturing The film's restraint in promoting patriotism is commendable but unfortunately doesn't translate into anything greater than the sum of its parts.

Talking about Sara Ali Khan's work in the film, Saibal Chatterjee added, “Sara Ali Khan, who plays the title character, is far too porcelain and delicate to convey the fierce determination of this remarkably valiant woman. »

You can broadcast Ae Watan Simple Watan on Amazon Prime Video.

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