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Saif Ali Khan brainstorms with film-makers over dinner

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Earlier this week, Saif Ali Khan hosted a private get-together at his Bandra residence for his director-friends. Present at the brain-storming bash were Airlift-director Raja Krishna Menon, Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma, TV show P.O.W. Bandi Yuddh Ke’s writer-director Gauravv Chawla, NH10 director Navdeep Singh and Udaan filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane, along with Saif’s Bazaar co-star Rohan Mehra. Saif’s begum, Kareena Kapoor, and little nawab, Taimur, were in Delhi for the shoot of Shashanka Ghosh’s film, Veere Di Wedding, but the actor played the perfect host, arranging a lavish spread of kebabs and other finger food and the choicest of drinks for his band of boys.

“Conversation revolved around the changing face of Hindi cinema, the future of digital media and the need for unique content. Saif, who has his own production house, is looking to collaborate on projects across mediums and found the discussion very stimulating,” informed a guest present at the dinner. The guests departed late after midnight promising the host that they would sit together again for more such creative sessions soon.

And this was not the first of such meetings. “Saif wants to understand and explore diverse genres and has been quietly building a bank of content, meeting with other filmmakers and writers as well,” the guest added.

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Is Saif Ali Khan suggesting changes in Kaalakaandi trailer?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on August 30, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif is apparently been giving inputs for final trailer of his upcoming film Saif Ali Khan’s film Kaalakaandi was supposed to release next month. Now it has been pushed ahead due to issues with the Censor board.

Now it is said that the actor is keen about a trailer and have given his inputs. A source says, “Saif is quite hopeful about this film since the teaser managed to create a lot of buzz and got good feedback. He doesn’t want anything to go wrong and has suggested some changes, which might be incorporated in the final cut.”

It is said that Saif is little careful about this film especially because his last film Rangoon have not done well. In fact Saif’s last few films have done average business at box office.

Kaalakaandi is directed by Akshat Verma and the makers are yet to announce new release date for the film.Saif has two more films in his kitty, one is Chef and another Bazaar, which is yet to be completed.

Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakandi trailer delayed?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on August 14, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The trailer of Saif Ali Khan-starrer Kaalakaandi was to be unveiled on August 14. However, that plan has changed now. Says an insider, “The initial plan was to launch the promo on Monday, but now it has been pushed ahead for a couple of days. They are re-editing the trailer to present it in a better way.” The film is slated for release on September 8. There is less than a month to release and the trailer is still not out. That’s unheard of. But the team was also waiting for the Chote Nawab to return from his family vacation. Now that he is back, the trailer will be released.

WOW! Saif Ali Khan receives this pre-birthday gift from Kaalakaandi makers

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Unleashing his quirky and unconventional side yet again in this dark comedy is Saif Ali Khan and we received a glimpse of the same in the recently released teaser of Kaalakaandi. The actor will turn a year older on August 16 and just two days before the same, the makers of this film are planning to release the trailer of the film.

As of now, Saif Ali Khan has taken off on a vacation with his family – wife Kareena Kapoor Khan and his son Taimur to Gstaad in Switzerland. However, the actor is expected to be back this weekend, right in time to attend the trailer launch of Kaalakaandi. It seems that director Akshat Verma and the rest of the film’s team thought that having this trailer launch before Saif’s special day will be a great pre-birthday gift for the actor.

The trailer launch, we hear, will have the entire ensemble cast of Kaalakaandi, which includes Vijay Raaz, Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi, Shenaz Treasury, Kunaal Roy Kapur and Deepak Dobriyal. As for the film, it is slated to release on September 8.

Saif Ali Khan and I have similar tastes: Akshay Oberoi on working with the actor in Kaalakaandi

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on August 3, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Directed by Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma, the film has Saif and Akshay playing brothers

Akshay Oberoi is teaming up with Saif Ali Khan in his next, Kaalakaandi. Directed by Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma, the film has Saif and Akshay playing brothers. “It’s a one night story wherein Saif is going through his problems and I am going through mine. As the sun rises, the two of us solve or don’t resolve our problems. There’s also a love story going on, there are gangsters — we don’t necessarily interact with them, but there’s a cause and effect. It’s a crazy Bombay thing, one night’s pagalpan,” explains Akshay.

Akshay, who is sharing the screen space with Saif for the first time, says the latter is the most giving actor on the planet! “Saif is amazing. He has been great to me, absolutely supportive, gives great advice and connects with me every so often,” he says, appreciatively adding, “Saif has had his share of struggle. I know this whole debate (on nepotism) is rife, but he has worked really hard — see how long it took him to get somewhere — he has paid his dues, so he understands somebody in my position,” says Akshay, who made his debut in Isi Life Mein in 2010 and has since then done films like Pizza, Fitoor and Lal Rang, that haven’t done well at the box office. Kaalakaandi will be his big outing with a star.

Interestingly, Akshay has a lot of things in common with the Rangoon actor. “We share similar tastes. It could be because he spent a lot of time in England and I was in the US for the major part of my life. We have the same music tastes, we find similar things funny — our sensibilities are in line. The fact that he chose to do Kaalakaandi it’s incredible. For me, there was no question, it’s a great role and I would die to do it. Saif has so many different commercial things to choose from, but he chose this — I am not saying this is not commercial — but it’s in a different space,” he gushes.

Prod him on the kind of music he and Saif like and he says, “I have been to his house and he has this amazing music system with a record player attached to it. Both of us like Rock and Roll, the ’70s classic rock, Jazz, Blues, etc. We even like the same artistes!”

Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi takes place over the course of one night: Akshat Verma

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on August 2, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Six years after the black comedy Delhi Belly, writer Akshat Verma is back with another project. This time, he has also directed from his script. Kaalakaandi will be released on September 8. The writer-director roughly translates the title to mean a “big mess”, which is what the characters, played by Saif Ali Khan, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Kunal Roy Kapoor and Isha Talwar, find themselves in.

Kaalakaandi takes place over the course of one night, which, judging from the trailer, is a particularly wild one. Verma is tight-lipped about the plot: “It’s about who we really are as people when nobody’s looking,” he said. “It’s about what is our true self and that true self keeps changing.”

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A special promotional song featuring Saif Ali Khan for Kaalakaandi

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

A special song, recently shot for Akshat Verma’s directorial debut featuring Saif Ali Khan, broke all cinematic rules

On Tuesday, the ensemble cast of Kaalakaandi, featuring Saif Ali Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Akshay Oberoi, Shenaz Treasury, Neil Bhoopalam and Sobhita Dhulipala shot for a wild and wacky song, an impromptu addition to the film. Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma, who is making his directorial debut with the satirical comedy, was keen on a song that would introduce the characters without revealing their identities and welcome the audience into their mad world.

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