Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan has debuted with film Kedarnath which gained a good response at the box office as well as from the audience. Sara’s acting was appreciated by the audience in the film. She has a huge number of fan following now. Sara next film Simmba is also releasing this month on December 28, 2018. Actor Ranveer Singh will be seen romancing her in the film.
Sara has a huge number of fans. But there was a time when Sara’s maternal grandmother was more famous than her. Her name was Rikhsana Sultana. She was married to Shivinder Singh Virk who was a nephew of famous Indian author Khushwant Singh. This is how Sara is related to Khushwant Singh. Sara’s mother Amrita Singh was Rukhsana and Shavinder’s daughter.
Rukhsana became popular because of her role in ‘The Emergency’ period. In India, “the Emergency” refers to a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had a state of emergency declared across the country because of the prevailing “internal disturbance”.
Ruksana Sultana was socialite known for being one of Sanjay Gandhi’s close associates during the state of Emergency. During this period she gained notoriety for leading Sanjay Gandhi’s sterilisation campaign in Muslim areas of Old Delhi.
This campaign is also the part of India’s dark history. It is described by many as a “gruesome campaign” to sterilise poor men. Surprisingly, 6.2 million Indian men were sterilised in just a year, which was “15 times the number of people sterilised by the Nazis”, according to science journalist Mara Hvistendahl. Two thousand men died from botched operations.