Saif Ali Khan feels the positive response to his action thriller “Phantom” has given him significant versatility, and filmmakers can now approach him with a wide range of roles.
Actor Saif Ali Khan feels the positive response to his action thriller “Phantom” has given him significant versatility, and filmmakers can now approach him with a wide range of roles. Asked about the kind of roles he prefers to play, Saif told IANS: “If I wanted to do just chocolate-boy or love stories, then I would feel limited and get bored. When a film like this works, you receive a kind of versatility, about being capable of doing various kinds of characters.”
“When a director next comes to offer me a film, I’m clueless if it will be an action film or a love story. And I’m fascinated with this wide range of roles that’s in front of me.” Saif has done a variety of roles including comic in “Dil Chahta Hai”, romantic in “Hum Tum”, action “Race”, and negative characters in “Omkara” and “Ek Hasina Thi”. “I would like to do all kinds of roles. And that’s how it should be for an artiste. And there are always roles that the audiences love immensely. Perhaps it’s our own ‘keeda’ (urge) to try different types of roles.” “Phantom”, directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, also features Katrina Kaif.
“Phantom” actor Saif Ali Khan says he wouldn’t mind essaying a “classy gangster” on the big screen, but doesn’t see himself fit into an on screen version of real life mafia don Haji Mastan.
When asked about films on gangs of Mumbai, and if he would like to do characters on the lines of Haji Mastan, Saif told IANS here: “Haji Mastan is a superb character… It is a very deadly character. But I can’t do the role of Haji Mastan bhai. That is something Ajay Devgn can do.”Ajay had played a character inspired from Mastan in Milan Luthria’s “Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai”.
Saif said that he wouldn’t prefer playing a gangster using ‘tapori’ language, but something more sophisticated. ”I’d love to be a classy gangster. It would be an interesting character to do such… I’ll have to do something different since people have already done this genre so many times,” he said and added that he’s eager to play different characters in his future projects.
After launching David Dhawan’s son Varun and Mukesh Bhatt’s daughter Alia; filmmaker Karan Johar is all set to launch gen-next kids hailing from Bollywood families. Buzz is that Karan will be producing a film to introduce Saif Ali Khan-Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara and Shahid Kapoor’s step brother Ishaan who is the son of Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azim (Shahid’s mother).
News sources suggest that the duo will be launched in a Dharma Productions venture. However, the director who would helm the project is not yet finalized.
Not to forget Ishaan was seen in Shahid Kapoor starrer Shaandaar, but the Karan Johar film will be his first project which will introduce him in the lead role. He has also worked on other films as an assistant. On the other hand, Sara too has some experience in the glamour industry. She posed for a magazine cover with her mother Amrita and this would be her first film outing.