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Kya Kehna turns 17: Saif Ali Khan recalls how Preity Zinta talked non-stop during the shoot

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on May 20, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

As Kya Kehna completes 17 years of its release today, actor Saif Ali Khan talks about co-star Preity Zinta’s energy, and how he had a wardrobe malfunction while shooting for the film.

Filmmaker Kundan Shah’s Kya Kehna, which released in 2000, was touted to be a film way ahead of its time. Starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh in the lead roles, it was about an unwed girl who gets pregnant. Saif played the role of Preity’s lover in the film who leaves her on learning about her pregnancy. The actor says it was this bad boy character that made him come on board.

“The unique part about my character was that it was a slightly negative role, which was quite dynamic. The role was that of a bad boy. The girl falls for him and he dumps her,” says Saif.

Talking about how filmmaker Kundan Shah made it interesting for him to make sense of the character, Saif narrates, “He is not your typical commercial director. He needed to find a story for the guy. He said a person who treats girls like this must have an issue with his mother. So, he wrote a scene where my character confronts his mother, and in a Freudian way, accuses her of being with other men. It was a different angle, but later, one of the producers found it too much and cut it from the film.”

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Saif Ali Khan and his various onscreen avatars

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on May 18, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

In the film industry, stars go to great lengths to get the right look for their roles; be it putting on and losing weight in a matter of months or chopping off their mane to get the perfect look. And Chote Nawab Saif Ali Khan is one of them. He has always pushed hard to fit into roles which are diverse in nature and excelled in it.

Dil Chahta Hai
Saif Ali Khan has come a long way since his first film in 1992 and we are glad that he did! He is one of the first stars who underwent an image makeover with his film Dil Chahta Hai and we have Farhan Akhtar to thank. Dil Chahata Hai saw Saif in a new avatar; it was not just his cropped hair but also his comical role that became the talk of the town.

Kal Ho Naa Ho
Saif portrayed a true blue metrosexual man in Kal Ho Naa Ho. He dressed in pink, loved to dance, was suave and loved to pamper himself. He was uber cool and urbane and we enjoyed it thoroughly.

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I wasn’t there so much for Saif Ali Khan as I was for Soha and Saba: Sharmila Tagore

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Sharmila Tagore is candid and forthright while expressing her thoughts. The actress does very few films now and is happy to spend her time surrounded by family and friends. She shuttles between Delhi and her ancestral home in Pataudi. While son Saif recently became dad for the third time, her daughter Soha is now expecting her first baby. Here the actress talks about being a nani for the first time and the advice she has for her beti.

You became a daadi last year and will become a nani this year. How is it going to be different?

I don’t think there’s any difference as such in the family, but yes, it is a bit, as it’s my daughter now, who is giving birth. Kareena’s mum was more anxious when she was expecting as I am today when Soha is. It’s the mother-daughter bond. I think it’s quite a big decision for women to have children. In our time, I don’t think we thought so much about it. We just went and had them and of course, life is not fun-filled and not complete if you don’t have them. It’s a wonderful thing when you think about it. I felt so much closer to my mother after I had babies. It bonds a mother and daughter more.

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Is Saif Ali Khan house-hunting?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on May 15, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Just a year ago, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan had moved into their dream house, which had rooms for the entire family, including Saif’s children Ebrahim and Sara from his first marriage.

Little did they know that they would soon need more room, as their new bundle of joy Taimur is now claiming space of his own in the Kareena-Saif accommodation.

Says a close friend of the much-loved couple, “It’s a real pity that Kareena and Saif have to move so soon after they settled into their dream house. The home they built took four years to complete. Kareena and Saif personally supervised every brick in the residence. They supervised, built and constructed the whole custom-made residence. It had individual rooms for everyone, including Ebrahim and Sara whenever they wanted to spend time with their dad, and for Saif’s mom Sharmila whenever she visited them from Delhi. (Kareena’s mom Babita lives a stone’s throw away from Saif and Kareena). But now, with Taimur’s arrival, they need a bigger place. Not just a room for himself to toddle around in a few months.”

Apparently Saif and Kareena have already zeroed in on a few potential properties and will purchase a new home shortly.

Do you know what’s common between Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on May 7, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Not only Shahid Kapoor but John Abraham and Saif Ali Khan too are apparently hunting for a new house in Bandra. John and Saif already have beautifully done up homes in the upscale suburb. Yet they are said to be scouting for new properties. Maybe with lil’ Taimur’s arrival, parents Saif and Kareena Kapoor Khan now want a bigger space. After all, they would want the best for their little prince. We wish John and Saif find their dream zones by the sea.

7 Dialogues That Prove Saif Ali Khan’s Ishwar ‘Langda’ Tyagi From Omkara Deserves A Standalone Movie

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on April 29, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

If anyone has a doubt that Saif can play a rugged character, all they have to do is watch Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara, the 2006 crime-drama based on Shakespeare’s Othello. It is one film that gave Saif a different sort of recognition in the industry. For the first time ever, Saif, who has mostly played cool, contemporary romantic roles so far, played a negative role and how!

While movie involved other interesting characters too, Ishwar “Langda” Tyagi showing his rage, snarling, smouldering and turning green cast a great impact on the viewers, which they endured for a very long period.

Now the good news is that the foul-mouthed anti-hero Langda Tyagi will be once again back on the silver screen as rumours are rife that a standalone film for the character is in the works. If reports are to be believed, Saif Ali Khan has already given his nod of consent for the movie, and Abhishek Choubey and Robin Bhatt are yet again on board as script writers. The story will apparently put the spotlight on how Langda Tyagi became the way he was in the movie.

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One lesson that Sara Ali Khan has learnt from dad Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on April 27, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif wants her to be like Aamir Khan, and Sara seems to have taken his advice quite seriously

Sara Ali Khan seems to have taken dad Saif’s life gyaan to heart. He asked her to push for creativity and not get caught up in the film industry race. This may be the reason Sara refused to be a part of Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2. Word has it that the Khan girl did not want to be a part of a two-heroine project even though KJo is known to be the father of young debuts.

In an interview to Indian Express, Saif said, “I told her once, try to concentrate on the art. Look at people like Aamir Khan, you can make your own rules. Don’t get caught up with what it seems to be about. You can take a script and check into a Venice hotel by the canal, read your script, think. Be creative, see the world. Don’t get caught up in the tiny politics. Push for creativity.”

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