One from the archive – Saif Ali Khan at the gym

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on March 2, 2021 by saifalikhanonline

New photo of Saif Ali Khan for Selected India

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , on March 1, 2021 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan slams the abuse of power in Bollywood

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on February 28, 2021 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan sheds light on his thoughts regarding the abuse of power plaguing Bollywood.

According to a report, Saif was quoted saying, “Some ridiculous and inhuman things have happened in the past few years and I know that new talents might fear to step into the industry after knowing those stories of victims.”

He concluded by saying, “But as member of the fraternity, we have to make sure that women are treated with the utmost dignity and there is no abuse of power.”

Saif Ali Khan – A Lister taking on a villain role

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on February 27, 2021 by saifalikhanonline

There was a time when there was a clear distinction between heroes and villains in the movies.

The likes of Pran, Prem Chopra, Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor, Kadar Khan and Gulshan Grover were bracketed as villains for a large part of their careers.

Things changed over time, especially after Shah Rukh Khan stepped over to the dark side in films like Darr and Baazigar.

Today, turning bad seems to have become trendy, as A-listers are taking the villain route.

Saif Ali Khan, Adipurush

Saif Ali Khan likes to play the villain, be it in Ek Haseena Thi or very recently, in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

As he gets ready to play Raavan in Om Raut’s Adipurush, expect him to go full throttle.

With Saif’s interpretation coming into play, it would be 10 times the fun!

Saif Ali Khan CONFIRMS There Is No Name Yet

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on February 26, 2021 by saifalikhanonline

For those wondering what Taimur’s kid brother is going be named, they would have to wait a little longer. We touched base with the ecstatic father Saif Ali Khan asking about this, and he replied saying there is no name yet, and both mother and baby are doing fine.

In meanwhile  Saif’s mom Sharmila Tagore is yet to see her new grandchild. A friend  of the family tells me, “With the COVID situation being what it is, travelling from Delhi to Mumbai is not advisable for Sharmilaji and she may wait a bit longer before seeing her  new grandson.”

Saif and his son Taimur are in the meanwhile enjoying their new at-home roles as Papa and  Big Brother, respectively.

“Taimur is very protective of his new little brother. He sits staring at the newly-born with a  look of supreme joy on his face,” says the source. Saif has taken a few weeks off to be with his newly born. He returns to his work to shoot for Om Raut’s Adipurush co-starring Prabhas. 

Brand new photo of Saif Ali Khan for Selected India

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2021 by saifalikhanonline

Om Raut talking about working with Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on February 25, 2021 by saifalikhanonline

How are you preparing Saif Ali Khan and Prabhas to play Raavan and Shri Ram — characters that are so deeply etched in public memory?
It’s a process that we slide into. Prabhas is based out of Hyderabad. I’ve travelled there once, and he’s been here once. The rest has happened over phone calls and readings over video chats. The thing is, all three of my films are based on a whole lot of written material available to us. I read, write, and deep dive into the material. I talk a lot to all my actors. They pick up what they have to from it for their characters. I don’t know how else to do it. As a director, I can tell them what I seek. As artistes, they find their own way to get there. I tell my actors everything that they need to know — the direction from which their characters are coming and where they are headed. The actors, for the last three-four months, have been undergoing language training, because the film has a certain tonality. We do readings and workshops using video calls. Fortunately, both the actors are into fitness. Prabhas has been training to play an archer. He’s also been working out twice a day.

Saif won immense praise for his deadly portrayal of Udaybhan in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Was that one of the factors that drew you to bring him on board as Raavan for this magnum opus?

When you write, you also imagine someone playing the part. Though Udaybhan’s character from Tanhaji is in the past now, I know how to work with Saif sir. While writing Adipurush, I was certain that I needed a committed and passionate actor who can deliver every shot perfectly. I’ve seen how hard Saif sir worked to paint Udaybhan the way he came across in the film. He toiled with me. We had a wonderful working experience. It’s satisfying to work with an actor who goes the extra mile to perfect every shot. When it comes to Lankesh or Raavan, you need a solid actor to pull off the part. Saif sir is a phenomenal artiste who has the potential to play strong characters and the knack to slip into them with ease. For both my films, he was the first choice.

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