Don't want to expose my child to the media: Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan's family's children - from her own daughter Inaaya to nephew Taimur - are always followed by the media. 

Actress-author Soha Ali Khan said she doesn't think its fair.  

"We understand public scrutiny is part of the job but that is a call we took for ourselves not our children, so it doesn't seem fair for them to be exposed to the media glare," Soha told when asked about her take on constant media attention on Inaaya, Taimur and various star kids. 

"I honestly think it's too much especially for Taimur... It's all normal for him but childhood is about innocence and he shouldn't be robbed of that. He has a right to his privacy and that needs to be respected by the media," added the actress, herself the daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and famous cricketer and former India captain Mansoor Ali Khan 'Tiger' Pataudi.

Soha, who is married to actor Kunal Kemmu, gave birth to their daughter in September 2017. It has been life-changing.

"Inaaya has made me evolve as a person - my world has changed forever and my priorities have changed. She is the focus and everything else comes after her. I have never been around children growing up as I am the youngest in my family so I have never really had to care for anyone else until today.

"It teaches you responsibility and humility. It's the most awe-inspiring feeling to be a mother. I love it and I am often overwhelmed by it too but there's no going back and there's no wanting to go back either," she said.

To raise your kids in the entertainment industry while having your own career to maneuver, can be quite a task. It can be perplexing and overwhelming. They are most likely to follow in their parents footsteps. Its really the parents job to help them create their own individuality. But, according to me, the current lot has a big boon towards creating a name for themselves. Taking the route much traveled, these kids have become active on all forms of social media as it has emerged to be the most popular form of building a fan-base. The current generation have a dearth of resources (in face of social media, staff, mangers, security and the rest), so the parents just have to provide it to them. It helps them individualize and create their own identities. It also helps them ward off any of the similarities that they will be entrusted upon with because of their famous parents. These similarities can be a deterrant in their confidence and skill-development.