Saif Ali Khan likes to walk away the stress

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on February 26, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is a fitness freak. He not only loves working out at the gym with his trainer but loves to go walking every day.

Says a source, “He thinks walking is a great stress-buster and whenever he can, he puts on his track suit and jogging shoes and goes walking along the lanes of Bandra till he reaches the sea-facing side. For Saif, while walking in London is more preferable as the streets are better and more parks, in Mumbai he doesn’t let anything deter him from taking a brisk 45-minute walk. Wife Kareena is not so much a walker, but is more into other forms of exercises. When he walks Saif loves listening to music and is usually alone. The actor wears a cap and a hoodie to cover his face so he’s not recognised.”

Rangoon’s real star? Saif Ali Khan’s Russi Billimoria is the film’s most memorable character

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The year is 1943, and World War II is raging fiercely. In these times, live three Indians, each captive to political circumstances.

One among them is his rich, powerful father’s puppet. His name is Russi Billimoria (Saif Ali Khan), a suave Parsi producer whose earlier glory days as an action hero come to an untimely end in an accident. His magnificence presence becomes evident when the camera in his movie studio zooms gently upwards, as if to show us all of his pomposity. He zips up his black gloved hand (a mechanical one to replace the one he lost in the accident) with such aplomb that you cannot help but know — it is he who wields the whip that is an iconic prop in his heroine’s hands.

His heroine is Julia (Kangana Ranaut) — the masses’ darling; she cracks her whip, sings, dances, risks her neck by leaping onto chandeliers. But when Russi asks her to jump, Julia asks how high. When he pats his thigh and beckons for her to be seated, calling her ‘Hey Kiddo’, she obeys.

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Behind the scene photo of Saif Ali Khan on the set of Rangoon with Kangana and Vishal

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Saif Ali Khan is at his straight-talking best in his interview

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

IN A CAREER SPANNING over two decades, Saif Ali Khan has gone from being the boy no one took seriously to a poster boy for the urban Indian man, to a man finding his comfort zone as an actor- producer. His sharp wit, worldly intellect and sobering realness reflect the many worlds he has traversed personally and professionally. The 46-year-old father of a newborn, Taimur, takes time out to discuss his legacy and why acting like a twit to promote a movie is the worst part of his job.

Do you ever think about your legacy? About how you’d like to be remembered as an actor?

I’d like to be remembered as an actor who took some chances. And someone, who did a mixture of commercial stuff as well as films to promote something independent and interesting. (Pause) I’ve not thought of my legacy as an actor, but I think, I do represent a section of the audience, who are not 100 per cent mainstream, but a little more urban.

The reason I ask is that you started off doing ‘masala’ films. Then, in the early 2000s, you were one of the first actors to experiment with ‘multiplex’ films like Ek Hasina Thi, Dil Chahta Hai and so on. But then you turned producer and veered away from a content-driven niche.

I think you’re absolutely right. Perhaps I got a little waylaid, or bored, or side-tracked with other things; my personal life took preference and maybe I did not focus so much on being an interesting actor as I did on the commercials. And I think I have paid a price for that. I had a bit of a wake-up call, and I’m certainly back to thinking the way I was. If you look at my films this year, the first thing I turned to was a Vishal Bhardwaj movie, and thank God I did (chuckles). I’m lucky to get the chance, despite the mess of the years before. To be Vishal’s first choice, Akshat’s (Verma) first choice, Raja Menon’s first choice is like an achievement, and I need to prove myself and the credibility of my acting with these three movies [Rangoon, Kaalakandi and Chef, respectively]. And I think I have the capability of doing it. I know times are changing fast, and nothing can be taken for granted.

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New movie still of Saif Ali Khan from Rangoon

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Video: ‘Rangoon’ star-cast Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in conversation

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New movie still of Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut from Rangoon

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