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Saif Ali Khan: ‘Kalam wanted us to inspire people’

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on July 31, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Actor Saif Ali Khan recalls that the late former President, APJ Abdul Kalam wanted the film industry to use its influence to inspire people. “He wanted us movie stars to use our popularity to inspire the less-educated and less-fortunate people in our country, particularly in the rural areas,” remembers Saif, who received his National Film Award for Best Actor from the late President, for his film Hum Tum (2004).

He says that the former president recognised the impact the film industry has on the masses. “He was a kind and brilliant man, and a man of vision. He wished that films be used for something more (than just entertainment) … something meaningful,” says Saif.

Sharing more about his interaction with the late President, the 44-year-old actor says, “His achievements in science and education are well-known, but an amazing thing about him was that he inspired everyone to touch lives. And that is what he wanted actors to do as well, inspire others.”

Saif Ali Khan’s Wasabi brawl mediation on pause

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on July 30, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Call this a dramatic intermission for now. A mediation in the 2012 spat between Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan and South African NRI businessman Iqbal Mir Sharma that took place at Wasabi in the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, has been postponed this week.

The postponement came after Sharma could not be present in India on the pre-decided date. Both parties will now meet to mediate on September 3. According to public prosecutor Wajid Sheikh, Sharma was in the US for a work visit and hence, was unable to keep his legal date. “He had informed me two days prior that he won’t be able to attend the mediation and had asked me to reschedule to last week of August or first week of September,” says Sheikh.

Khan’s movie Phantom is set for a release at the end of August and therefore, both the parties settled for early September, says Sheikh. Khan’s lawyer Girish Kulkarni says the actor was ready to keep his appointment if Sharma had turned up.

Earlier this month, a Mumbai court referred the case for mediation after three years of legal wrangling. In 2012 Sharma had lodged a complaint against Khan and two of his friends alleging that they assaulted him at Wasabi.

According to Sharma, the actor and his friends, which included wife Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora, Malaika Arora-Khan and others, were all having dinner at a nearby table and creating a loud ruckus in the process. When Sharma objected, Khan reacted with anger. However, Khan has denied this version in the press.

I feel secure with Kabir Khan as my director: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on July 26, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is all praise for Kabir Khan, who has directed his upcoming “Phantom”, saying he feels secure having the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” filmmaker at the helm of affairs.

Saif is starring opposite Katrina Kaif in the film, which is slated to hit the screens on August 28 this year.

“I love this kind of film. I am happy this worked for me. I am happy working with Kabir. We both like this idea of a film. I feel secure when Kabir is at the helm of affairs,” he told reporters at the trailer launch of “Phantom” here.

“We did meet earlier when he (Kabir) was making ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and I was working on ‘Agent Vinod’… To make sure we are not making same stuff,” the “Dil Chahta Hai” star added.

The film co-produced by UTV and Sajid Nadiadwala is based on Hussain Zaidi’s novel ‘Mumbai Avengers’ and is set in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and deals with global terrorism.

When asked what people in Pakistan think about anti-Pakistan films, Saif said, “I spoke to one of my relative (there) and he says he doesn’t like films that are bashing Pakistan.

“I want to do a variety of roles. I wanted to do this film as it excited me it had a big director Kabir Khan and heroine like Katrina Kaif…It was a nice opportunity,” the 44-year-old actor said.

Most talked about celebrity divorces – Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on July 4, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

According to the cover of Stardust magazine, Saif has been quoted as saying that his wife, Kareena Kapoor wouldn’t mind if he works with his ex-wife, Amrita Singh. In an interview with Filmfare magazine, he said that he is getting along well with ex-wife Amrita Singh as well. “It is a perfect life ya. They are right. I’ve nothing to complain about, really. I have a cellar stocked with good wine. A lovely lady at home (Kareena Kapoor Khan). I love my mother (Sharmila Tagore), my sisters (Soha and Saba Ali Khan) and my wonderful children (Sara and Ibrahim). Now even my ex-wife (Amrita Singh) and I are getting along. We are discussing our children’s future,” Saif said to Filmfare. Kareena Kapoor Khan is quite comfortable with Saif’s children from his earlier marriage. She is often seen hanging out with Sara and Ibrahim. Considering this, it hardly comes as a surprise that Chote Nawab’s begum is nonchalant about letting Saif work with Amrita.

Saif and Amrita’s marriage lasted for more than a decade and after thirteen years of marriage, the couple decided to go their separate ways. Gossip columns insist that as a part of their divorce, Saif agreed to pay a hefty amount to Amrita as alimony and also decided to support his kids while Amrita got the custody of their children.
They say marriages are made in heaven, divorces on the other hand definitely aren’t part of that deal. Like celebrity weddings that usually go overboard with the expenses, celebrity divorces are somewhat similar. We look at some of the most expensive celebrity divorces we have seen in Bollywood.

Trade analyst explained the reason for Saif Ali Khan’s recent failure in films

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Many popular Bollywood actors have failed to deliver hits with their past few releases. Trade experts analyse the reasons

While the younger lot of Bollywood actors including Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra, among others, continue to deliver hits, a few established stars in the industry have failed to impress with their past few releases. Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan, Emraan Hashmi and Imran Khan have either had a string of flops, or average releases, in the recent past. Since they still carry a certain brand value, film-makers continue to get them on board for big projects. But industry experts say that it is high time they deliver a hit. “Today, your success eventually boils down to how successful your films are at the box-office,” says trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Here, industry experts share their views on why these actors have failed to impress, and suggest measures they should take to sustain their market value and fan base.

Saif Ali Khan parties with his children in London

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on July 2, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan is these days in London, having a ball with his children Ibrahim and Sara.

A picture surfaced from Saif Ali Khan’s son Ibrahim’s Instagram account in which he poses with his father and sister. Sara and Ibrahim are Saif Ali Khan’s children from his first wife Amrita Singh. Saif divorced Amrita in 2004 and married Kareena Kapoor Khan in October 2012.

One look at young Ibrahim and we can see the obvious resemblance he bears to his father. Also, Sara also bears a striking resemblance to her mother Amrita. Saif and his two children are joined by Kareena Kapoor in London. Saif and Kareena had vacationed earlier in Maldives. The Khan family is in London to celebrate Karisma Kapoor’s birthday. It is an annual ritual for the family to celebrate Karisma’s birthday at an exotic place.

Star fathers are good babysitters – Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on June 28, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

There was a time when star fathers, especially those in the 80s and 90s, were self-admittedly lost if their wives were not around to take care of the children. In fact, some of the senior lot admit that they were pretty helpless when it came to babysitting their brood.

However, the current star-dads are complete rockstars. Not only are they hands-on parents, they are also doing a fine job of babysitting when their wives are away at work; doesn’t matter whether they happen to have a ‘single’ status or if they have remarried. It is sheer coincidence that Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan and many others are doing a great job of taking care of their little ones or even going on vacations with their children.

Saif Ali Khan has often gone on holidays with his daughter Sara and son Ibrahim for the last few years. Since studies keep Sara busy, the Nawab of Pataudi has been making it a habit to include Ibrahim in every vacation he takes with his Begum, Kareena Kapoor Khan. The nice thing is the fact that Bebo shares a camaraderie with teenage Ibrahim and it is truly heartwarming to see the junior Nawab of Pataudi bask in the warmth provided by Saif and Bebo.

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