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“We all suffer from weak scripts” : Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on December 16, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

The ironic thing about Saif Ali Khan is that he doesn’t like watching Hindi films! But he has his reasons alright… “We were already amazing before we became Bollywood, you know. When we were the Indian film industry, in the times when Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt were making films, we were making great movies. I think the ’80s and ’90s, apart from Amitabh Bachchan and stuff, were always about stars. But the kind of films that one makes is reflective of what the country is going through, maybe. So post socialist India makes certain kind of films or liberal India makes a different kind of film.

“I don’t know what the answer is and yes, we are making better films than ever now, but why I don’t watch films is very simple – I think of it as work. I don’t want to come home from work and put on a Hindi movie after doing this all day. I love watching TV, I live for films.

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Is Saif Ali Khan being targetted?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , on December 16, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

The tapes of what happened at the Taj Hotel when Saif Ali Khan got into a brawl with a South African businessman two years ago are out. The clips are being aired on a news channel. However, at no point does one see Saif hitting the guy. Instead, a friend of Saif is seen punching the businessman — the anchor even says so. Incidentally, the friend is none other than Amrita Arora’s husband Shakeel Ladak.

Saif Ali Khan: Doing good roles is more important than money

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has said that playing good roles is more important to him than the money he gets for a film.

The actor is reported to have lowered his asking fee, following the poor reception to his most recent movie releases in 2014.

“Prices go up and down. Right now the quality of work is more important to me than money. Next year should be about good roles,” the star said.

The 44-year-old’s last three films Bullett Raja, Humshakals and Happy Ending have all under-performed at the box office.

After the release of critically-panned Sajid Khan comedy Humshakals, Ali Khan said that he “did not enjoy a single minute” working on the film.

The actor has recently been shooting the upcoming action thriller Phantom in London and Vancouver.

Playing it Safe for Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

After a hat-trick of box-office duds, Saif Ali Khan is open to renegotiating his remuneration, says that right now the quality of films is more important to him than the money.

The last month has been particularly traumatic for Bollywood with as many as five films with an A-list cast, taking a drubbing at the box-office. From Akshay Kumar’s The Shaukeens and Ranveer Singh’s Kill Dill to Emraan Hashmi’s Ungli, none of the projects have managed to live up to the audience’s expectations. Buzz in trade circles is that many actors are taking a hefty pay cut – in some cases, nearly 40 per cent – while producers are slashing budgets by half to make projects financially viable in this uncertain market.

One such actor is Saif Ali Khan, whose last release definitely did not have a happy ending, commercially. Mirror has learnt that after the film’s dismal opening, the makers of his upcoming ventures are exercising caution, given that this completes a hattrick of flops for the actor — starting with Bullett Raja, Humshakals and Happy Ending.

Ekta Kapoor is reworking the logistics of the Sujoy Ghosh directed screen adaptation of the Japanese bestseller, The Devotion of Suspect X, starring Saif. Its budget has been scaled down by almost one-third and the actor’s remuneration is also being substantially reworked.

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Saif Ali Khan and Angad Bedi – Scions Of Cricketing Greats Come Together

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Bishan Singh Bedi are two cricketing greats who came together on the common ground in the 60s and the 70s. Now their children, although separated by a decade and a half in age, are sharing screen as well. Saif Ali Khan and Angad Bedi, who weren’t really imagined to be making a screen appearance together, have recently shot together.

“This is for an advertisement that the two did for a cosmetic brand,” informs our source, “The shoot took place in Dubai where the youngster bonded with the senior actor who was just seen in Happy Ending. For both the actors, there was a lot to talk about as Angad also featured in Ungli which released last week.”

Last seen in F.A.L.T.U. where his performance was much appreciated, Angad was on a break for a while before Ungli brought him back in front of the camera. Now with the advertisement happening soon after, Angad was happy to be finding himself in the company of Saif who he has really loved ever since his childhood days.

“Saif was at his chirpy and jovial best when Angad struck a conversation with him. What worked best was the kind of sense of humor that Saif carried with him right through the shoot. The two know each other from the past due to their parental ‘cricket connect’,” the source adds.

Professionally too, Angad is happy that despite the delay in release of Ungli, his act has been appreciated. Now with his cosmetic ad with Saif set to release in a few weeks from now, he is pretty much looking forward to added visibility amongst audience.

Superstitious Beliefs for Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on December 8, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

Not only commoners but even Bollywood actors have superstitious beliefs. From adding letters to one’s name to releasing films on Christmas or Eid, there are rigid beliefs that our superstars are driven by.

Saif Ali Khan sticks to seven because his date of birth (16) adds up to seven (1+6).

Saif Ali Khan, Parineeti Chopra need to experiment

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

Strange how things turn out. Parineeti Chopra and Saif Ali Khan were slated to pair up in a movie to be directed by Saif’s ex producing partner, Dinesh Vijan (producer Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail and Finding Fanny) but the project got shelved. Parineeti even publically acknowledged her “crush” on Saif and went on record to say that she would “even play a tree” in a Saif-starrer. Taking into account the film choices they made in 2014, both these actors find themselves in a similar spot and need career intervention soon.

Parineeti had a mixed year at the movies — she added the zing in ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ but disappointed in ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ and ‘Kill Dil’. At this moment, Parineeti’s career script is reading a lot like Rani Mukerji and Anushka Sharma’s, before they broke out from the Yash Raj Films (YRF) cocoon. To have the biggest studio of the country backing you is an immunity that you do not want to give away, but somebody needs to tell Parineeti that sometimes you have to go out of your comfort zone to reinvent.

Look how Anushka navigated her career graph and shed the baggage of an exclusive-YRF heroine by signing films with filmmakers such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Hirani and Karan Johar. Even Alia Bhatt has not restricted herself to only Karan’s production house and mixes a ‘Highway’ with a ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya’. Hope Parineeti does fair justice to her talent and chooses right. Surely there’s more to her than just play the fiery, loud girl-next-door.

And then there’s Saif, who is still dealing with ‘Humshakals’ and its after effects. The Sajid Khan film earned him a lot of negative reactions, which he acknowledged in an interview where he termed the film a “mistake.” Ironically, nobody appreciated his honesty, rather his industry colleagues slammed him for “disowning his own work.” Last checked, he patched up with Sajid. But Saif will need time to forget the lukewarm response to ‘Happy Ending’. This was Saif Ali Khan in his romcom zone doing what he does best, but the audience didn’t care enough.

The ‘Happy Ending’ setback will hurt him more than all the jibes of ‘Humshakals’ but Saif just has to go back to his own career trajectory to know that his audience loved him best when they couldn’t second guess him with ‘Ek Haseena Thi’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Being Cyrus’ and ‘Omkara’, and stunned us all. He has done it before, he can do it again. Ditto for Parineeti. Maybe they should do that movie together.

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