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Kaalakaadi is not black comedy says Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Actor Saif Ali Khan attended promotional press conference for his upcoming film ‘Kaalakaandi’ on Monday in Mumbai. During press interaction, Saif said that ‘Kaalakandi is not black comedy.

From the trailer of ‘Kaalakandi’, most of the audience assuming that it comes under black comedy genre but Saif Ali Khan has different opinion on it, he said, “I don’t think it’s a black comedy. I think it is just comedy. Black comedy makes it sound like little niche. Playing a character who is consuming acid (Lysergic acid diethylamide) and being on a such powerful drug is difficult just to make it up so that was challenging for me and we did lot of preparation on that”

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Saif Ali Khan completes his 60th film with Kaalakaandi

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan, who has spent 25 years in Bollywood, entertaining the audience with an array of films like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, ‘Omkara’ and ‘Being Cyrus’ amongst many others, hits the momentous 60th film mark with debutante director Akshat Verma’s ‘Kaalakaandi’. The actor, who is known for picking distinguishable roles, zeroed in on the dark comedy admittedly after giving it a lot of thought. Eventually, Saif immersed himself so much into the project that he even choreographed the wedding song in the film, ‘Kaala Doreya”. Even earlier on in his career, Saif had suggested hook steps for the song ‘Woh Ladki Hai Kahan’ in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’.

Nary Singh, who is one of the most-talked about characters from the promos of the film, had a fan-girl moment, while working with Saif. While shooting pivotal scenes with him, she was not only awestruck by the actor’s presence on the set, but was also nervous while enacting her scenes. When the director brought it to Saif’s notice, he went out of the way to make her feel comfortable.

Other than Saif, the film also boasts of interesting characters that will draw you into its funny, yet dark narrative. Actor Deepak Dobriyal, known for his performances across indie and mainstream films, tutored his co-stars in the Haryanvi dialect for the movie. While shooting the song, ‘Swagpur ka Choudhary’, a break-meets-funk-rock number with a dash of Haryanvi lyrics, most of the actors found it difficult to lip sync the lines correctly. Deepak, who plays a gangster in the film, came to their rescue and explained the meaning of the lines, which helped his co-stars to slip into the right mood for the number.

Neil Bhoopalam, who plays an underworld don styled himself keeping the fashion of the 80s and Amitabh Bachchan in mind. His look is replete with long side locks, bell-bottoms and tight shirts. The actor also watched the superstar’s movies to effectively copy his mannerisms.

The film also stars actors like Vijay Raaz, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Akshay Oberoi, Shehnaz Treasury, Shivam Patil and Amyra Dastur.

Kaalakaandi, produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Flying Unicorn, releases on January 12.

Saif Ali Khan opens up about CBFC demanding over 72 cuts in Kaalakaandi

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

After starring in Rangoon and Chef this year which didn’t do well at the box office, Saif Ali Khan has once again stepped up and will star in a very different role in his upcoming film, Kaalakaandi. The film marks the directorial debut of Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma and stars Khan in a quirky role.

On Wednesday, we had a fun chat with Saif Ali Khan at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Kaalakaandi, the film which was earlier supposed to release on September 8 this year. The release date was pushed as Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had demanded over 72 cuts in the film. The trailer, which released a day ago, has a lot of cuss words with a lot of intimate scenes between the onscreen couples. Talking about the film being stuck at the CBFC, Saif revealed how they were wondering whether they should release the film on a digital platform before sending it to Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). He said, “They (CBFC) said, at one point that it (the film) had over 60 cuts. We actually thought we should sell it to somebody thinking that maybe it would work better on a different platform. But it’s not cool either because we didn’t make it for that platform. So, Cinestaan guys listened to me and we decided to see what FCAT says. They gave us one replacement and a U/A certificate.”

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Saif Ali Khan feels beti Sara Ali Khan will be very good in ‘Kedarnath’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is all excited for the acting debut of his daughter Sara with Kedarnath and the actor said it feels like his own film is releasing. Saif will begin 2018 with his upcoming release Kaalakaandi, while Sara’s debut feature film Kedarnath will open in December the same year.

When asked how he feels about his daughter’s film releasing the same year as his, Saif told reporters, “I am happy, I am excited for her. I think when we get close to that release, it will be like my own film is releasing.”

The first look of the film was released recently and Saif said he is confident “that she (Sara) will be very good.” He was speaking at the trailer launch of Kaalakaandi last evening.

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Kaalakaandi new posters: Saif Ali Khan’s ponytails are all about a quirky story. Trailer out tomorrow

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

After battling major post-production issues, Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi is ready to grace to silver screen. With ample amount of speculations surfacing social media about the storyline of the film and Saif’s character, the first poster of the film has been released.

Famous Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh unveiled the teaser first look and made the major announcement that the trailer for the film will be released tomorrow: “Teaser poster of #Kaalakaandi… Stars Saif Ali Khan… Trailer out tomorrow [6 Dec 2017].”

What looks like a peculiar portrait, Kaalakaandi’s poster has a silhouette of the quirky avatar of Saif where he is seen rocking an edgy hairstyle with multiple ponytails.

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Mumbai is really cinematic: Saif Ali Khan

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

The 46-year-old actor will be seen portraying Rileen in the film.

Actor Saif Ali Khan, who is gearing up for his next film “Kaalakaandi” which is widely shot in Mumbai, says the city has a cinematic vibe to it.

He feels the movie’s director Akshat Verma has shown the city in the film wonderfully.

“I think Mumbai is really cinematic, and Akshat has shown it wonderfully. Bandra particularly has a lot of character and personality. You feel it’s shot in a real place and you feel that instant connect to the place,” Saif said in a statement.

The 46-year-old actor will be seen portraying Rileen in the film.

“Kaalakaandi” is a Marathi slang for when things go disastrously wrong. The film is a dark comedy about life, death and karma.

It also stars Amyra Dastur, Akshay Oberoi, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Deepak Dobriyal, Neil Bhoopalam and Vijay Raaz.

Amyra Dastur’s double meaning number with Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on October 30, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

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Amyra Dastur, who was last seen in ‘Mr X’, will next be seen in Saif Ali Khan’s next with director Akshat Verma.

We hear she has already shot for the upbeat dance number, the fun lyrics of which have quite a few double entendres. The actress, has also completed shooting a scene with the Nawab as part of her cameo in this movie.