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Saif Ali Khan to be brand ambassador for one of T-20 teams

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on February 20, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

CRICKET in Mumbai can’t be without a Bollywood connection and it looks like the proposed T20 League – a tournament on the lines of the IPL – will have a plenty of it. This diarist has learnt that the prospective bidders – about 26 of them for six teams – are lining up an array of film stars as brand ambassadors of their franchises. Some of the confirmed A-listers are Katrina Kaif, Sanjay Dutt and Saif Ali Khan. Many stars have agreed to come on board for different teams, the bidding for which will take place in the city on February 22. Organised by an event management company that has its roots in Bollywood, the tournament is sure to have a heavy and heady mix of cricket and celebs at the Wankhede from March 11 to 21.

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Trouble for Sara Ali Khan’s debut; Saif Ali Khan to intervene

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on February 18, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

With Kedarnath, her intended launch film, locked in a legal battle between the director and its producers, leading lady Sara Ali Khan’s debut faces a further delay.

It would be recalled that Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter waited for almost a year for Karan Johar to launch her. Karan, however, got busy promoting and launching Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s daughter Jahnvi Kapoor.

This is when Sara accepted Abhishek Kapoor’s offer to be launched opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in Kedarnath. Little did Sara or her concerned parents know that Kedarnath would be stalled due to a dispute between director Abhishek Kapoor and his producers, KriArj Entertainment.

Now, sources suggest Saif is taking things into his own hands and hunting for an appropriate launchpad. A source says, “This time Saif is on the lookout for the right vehicle for his daughter’s launch. So far, her mother Amrita Singh has been calling the shots.”

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What has Saif Ali Khan been watching?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on February 8, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime — those bottomless pits where every single waking hour of your time ends up — also have fans in Bollywood, obviously. So when we caught up with our friends from showbiz, we wanted to know what shows our favourite Bollywood celebrities are watching. We caught up with Saif Ali Khan and asked for his recommendations. Here’s what Bollywood he is streaming right now:

Midsomer Murders, Peaky Blinders

Midsomer Murders is a British detective TV show set in a fictional English county. Think CSI but against a picturesque English countryside. You can see why Saif is hooked.

Peaky Blinders, the other show that has the couple hooked, is also set in England albeit in the aftermath of World War I and follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family.

Wanted Saif Ali Khan to relive ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ days: Shantanu-Nikhil

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on February 5, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil said they tried to dress up Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan in a way where he gets to travel back to the days of his film “Dil Chahta Hai”.

The actor walked the ramp for the renowned designer duo at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 on Saturday.

Shantanu said they tried to show the new India from the eyes of a millennial, quite like Saif’s character, Sameer, from the cult coming-of-age film.

“With this collection, we took him back to nostalgia. We tried to take Saif back to his ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ days, when he was living life like a millennial,” he told the reporters at the press conference of the show.

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Saif Ali Khan returns from Goa to Mumbai

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on February 2, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

In Defence of Saif Ali Khan: Smart Choices, Great Acting Keep Him Relevant

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on January 24, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

In an industry where you are as good as your last release, it is not surprising that obituaries are already pouring in for Saif Ali Khan’s supposed ‘sinking career’ post the box-office failure of Kaalakaandi – his eighth flop in a row. But that’s not a first for Saif.

Remember the barrage of bad films – Aashiq Awara, Imtihaan, Bambai Ka Babu, Aao Pyaar Karen – he acted in the 1990s, with critics and audiences pulling the noose on him almost unanimously?

Saif’s 25-year career has had ups and down – he has a history of being written off and bouncing back resiliently. If Main Khiladi Tu Anari salvaged him in the 90s, his boisterous energy in Dil Chahta Hai made us gush over him in the 2000s. Omkara established him as a performer par excellence, placing him in the breed of serious actors.

It is remarkable that he has managed to retain his sanity amidst a flurry of sly remarks and unsolicited advice after Kaalakaandi failed to set the box office ringing. But are we jumping the gun in drawing curtains over the Chhote Nawab’s film career? Going by his unusual cine-curve, we sure are.

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Why is Saif Ali Khan un-‘Saif’ today?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

When was Saif Ali Khan’s last solo success? Almost six years ago with home production Cocktail, a youth-oriented niche product that made a slim profit. Saif co-produced in 2012. When was the 10th Nawab of Pataudi’s last hit? Five years ago, ladies and gentlemen, in Race 2!

Yes, in 2013, he also co-produced and acted in the “zombie comedy” Go Goa Gone, which has now become a cult movie. In those days, the not-inexpensive film just broke even along with its worldwide earnings. In any case, its urban and urbane sophistication and even the humour clearly indicated a multiplex movie that was superlative. Like (very rare) offbeat movies, it deserved to be made on a judicious budget just for what it is. But every offbeat day is not Sunday!

The scenario since has been terrible. Saif has always balanced his assignments between solo leads and ensemble films, between commercial and midstream movies, but since then, it has been an alarming trajectory of flops or usually disasters (the degree of failure being much more).

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