Soha was terrified of acting with mom Sharmila

Kolkata: Actress Soha Ali Khan was left `terrified` while shooting for the upcoming British film `Life Goes On` as she found the task of acting alongside her mother Sharmila Tagore daunting.

"Soha found the part quite daunting after Sharmila went to rehearse her scenes with Soha. The first scene between them was a difficult and long one. Soha admitted later she was terrified of her mother," the film`s director-producer Sangeeta Datta said.

Bringing the real-life mother-daughter duo together for the first time on the silver screen, the English language film about a Bengali diaspora family has 64-year-old veteran actress Sharmila playing mother to Soha.

"I think the real mother-daughter relationship made it very difficult for Soha, because the film deals with the mother`s death. She had to explore very dark areas of her psyche for the role," Datta told media from London.

However, after a lot of takes and re-takes, 32-year-old Soha, best known for her role in Aamir Khan`s `Rang De Basanti`, managed to impress the UK-based director.

"But the scene worked out so well. Soha has given her best performance to date," she said praising the actress`s skills.

Sharmila and Soha had earlier rejected many offers to act together in Bollywood, but `Life Goes On` was chosen as the script brings them together in an organic way.