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Saif Ali Khan on NDTV Spotlight

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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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Akshat Verma: Saif Ali Khan speaks English the way Indians do

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on January 22, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Screenwriter Akshat Verma, who made his directorial debut with the recently released Kaalakaandi, reveals that while scripting the film, the first actor he thought of casting was actor Saif Ali Khan, thanks to his “certain presence and urbanity”.

“Saif’s name popped in my head pretty early. He is an urban actor, who completely fitted the role. His comic timing is good. Moreover, I wanted the actor to speak authentic English. Saif doesn’t speak Shakespearean English, and he doesn’t have an accent, too. He speaks the way we Indians do, which is fascinating. We mix it up, chew it up and twist it to sound in a certain way, which has its own charm,” says Akshat.

Praising Saif and other actors of the film – Akshay Oberoi, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz and Sobhita Dhulipala – Akshat says, “It was an absolute pleasure to work with him. He is incredible. In fact, all my actors have done a fabulous job. And, once I got to the shoots, I don’t want them to just follow my directions; I wanted them to take a step ahead. And they did bring a lot more to the table. And as for Saif, he went above and beyond. He just made the character and the world around it his own.” Talking more about the title of the film that generated quite a buzz and interest among fans, Akshat says that he was keen and anticipated such a reaction.

“It’s a Marathi word. Kaala means black and Kaandi is a match stick that’s been burnt. In fact, the word Kaandi has multiple connotations. The word, Kaalakaandi has a certain kind of energy. When I was thinking about the title, this was one of the first words that came to my mind. I wanted the consonant to sound harder so that it makes an impact,” he explains.

Saif Ali Khan and the team of Kalaakandi go on a trippy trip

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Jive With Me | Kaalakaandi | Saif Ali Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur | Abhishek Nailwal | Sameer Uddin

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Video: Saif Ali Khan and Kaalakaandi team talks to reporters

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Spotlight: Saif Ali Khan and team talk about their roles in ‘Kaalakandi’

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