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Saif Ali Khan: I’ll shoot my daughter Sara if she thinks about leaving college

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on November 25, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

The actor talks about his daughter’s decision to get into films and why he won’t allow it for now…

Every few months, there is news that Sara, Saif Ali Khan’s daughter with ex-wife Amrita Singh, is getting ready to make her Bollywood debut. It’s natural for her to want to be an actress, or at least have an interest in the field, given that both her parents are actors, so is her grandmom Sharmila Tagore Pataudi and her aunt Soha Ali Khan. And if that wasn’t enough, then coming in close contact with the diva Kareena Kapoor would have definitely aroused the dormant acting genes in her.

Amrita has denied that her daughter is gearing up for acting debut. Not that either she or Saif are the kind of parents to have a problem with Sara getting into films.

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The bold and brave Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on November 23, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

After the failure of Bullett Raja and Humshakals, actor Saif Ali Khan is back to his home turf with a romantic comedy film Happy Ending.

Khan insists that he is not playing it safe by opting for the genre. “I believe there is no such thing as playing safe. If people see me in a repetitive role they will find it boring,” said the actor, who was in New Delhi for the film’s promotion.

However, Khan feels that audiences appreciate the risk taken by an actor by opting for a different film. “Audiences don’t blame you for trying. They see that you have tried something new and have pushed the envelope. In fact, the media also respects it as I believe the press plays an important role in policing several things including art. They can tell you if you are making something rubbish,” the actor added.

The 44-year-old, who looked casual in a yellow shirt and red pajamas with a cap, says the success of his films like Cocktail and Race 2 drove him to take chances and experiment with new roles. “I had two hits — Race 2 and Cocktail — so I thought; let me try and do different things. I was like let me do Tigmanshu’s Bullett Raja, which has a rustic role and has action and, also let me do a comedy which the whole India will enjoy and I was like ‘let’s have fun with Sajid’,” he said.

Saif Ali Khan has no plans of directing films

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on November 23, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

He’s an actor-producer and has also crooned for his film, Happy Ending. But the one thing Saif Ali Khan shies away from is film direction as he feels directors work too hard and don’t get paid well. “Well my reason is not politically correct … But I believe they (directors) work too hard and don’t get paid enough and this is the truth. The director is the first man in and the last man out. It’s his baby, but the star makes all the money. I don’t think it is fair,” the actor says. At a time when most of the movies are minting good business at the box office, the 44-year old actor firmly puts script over box office success.

“I was not paid for Go Goa Gone (2013) and I think my heart was in the right place because I loved the movie. But then success is also important,” he says. “I aim for commercial success but with a nice movie. I will do good movies. The films that I have picked up now are all going to be good films even if they are not ` 100 crore films,” he adds.

Upcoming projects for Saif Ali Khan

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

The first trailer clicked in a very big way and the audience can’t wait for Happy Ending to release. But leading man of the film Saif Ali Khan has many more films lined up. In April next year, he will be seen in Kabir Khan’s next Phantom also featuring Katrina Kaif. Ask him about his future projects and he replies, “As producers, we (Dinesh Vijan and I) are keen on a sequel to Go Goa Gone. We are also working with Saket Chaudhary on developing something. He has a really nice idea and it should fall in place soon. I think we should be working on scripts and that takes time. So Go Goa Gone 2 and Saket’s film are two possibilities. As an actor, I am looking at working with Sujoy Ghosh, on a remake and his version of Suspect X. We are still working on the script as we want to surprise people who think they have read the book or know the story.”

‘Happy Ending is a Spoof on Romcoms’ : Saif Ali Khan

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

In his career spanning over two decades, Saif Ali Khan has found his niche in the genre of romcoms. While he has had an Omkara or Being Cyrus, Saif has been a part of quite a few romantic comedies like Kal Ho Na Ho, Hum Tum, Love Aaj Kal and Cocktail. After trying his hand at a zombie comedy (Go Goa Gone), heartland masala (Bullet Raja) and slapstick comedy (Humshakals), the actor is back to romcoms with Happy Ending.

“What made Happy Ending interesting for me was how well written the characters are and their relationships with each other,” Saif explains, adding, “There is an obsessive ex (Kalki) who you can’t figure out if you are or aren’t in a relationship with; Ranvir (Shorey) plays a henpecked husband; and Ileana is a writer who is very competitive and thinks like a man.” He describes Happy Ending as “a spoof on romcoms”. “That is what makes it unlike other romcoms.”

The film pairs Saif with Govinda and their sensibilities couldn’t be more different. “We are two very different planets. It was hysterical to work with him. Through the shoot, I think, we just kept trying to figure each other out. His ease in front of the camera is just something else.”

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Saif Ali Khan rubbishes news of not wanting to work with SRK

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on November 13, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

There have been news that Saif Ali Khan doesn’t want to work with Shah Rukh Khan again.But this piece of news is far from the truth.

Saif rubbishes the news and says, “This is bullshit.I have loved working with Srk whenever I have,Filmfare Awards hosting,Kal Ho Na Ho,temptations tours,Seagrams ad. He is an amazing guy, he was also one of the few people at my wedding from the industry. I look up to him and he had influenced a lot of my thoughts on set.

What I meant was I don’t see myself doing a film with him unless I have a really interesting role .and most of the films he does revolve around him and rightly so.

I’m upset at the reporting of this as I have a lot of respect for Shah Rukh.I have worked with him and I know what his contribution is invaluable.

Saif Ali Khan told Govinda: I can’t believe I am dancing with you

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

On the face of it, when you see Govinda and Saif Ali Khan together, you would wonder how they would have communicated with each other during the shoot of ‘Happy Ending’. And much as against what one would expect, they actually got along really well.

Talking to us, Saif said, “The beautiful part of the industry is that so many people can get success by not being similar and by not being from one code or one school of thinking. Rather than sound like Govinda to be friends with him, I understood that he would understand me better if I was myself. And so, I was always myself and he gets it. I respect him for what he does really well. Once, while dancing with him, I told him, ‘I can’t believe I am dancing with you.’ Recently, he asked me, ‘What time do you wake up?’ I told him, ‘7am.’ I hope he believed me as genuinely, I have become very good with time now.”

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