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Saif Ali Khan to have 4 releases this year

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on May 10, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The actor will have four releases this year, a personal record after 18 years

With the announcement of Baazaar starring Saif Ali Khan setting a December date for its release, the Nawab of Pataudi now has four releases in 2017. This is the first time in 18 years that the actor will have four films arriving in a single calendar year. Rangoon has already released, Chef comes in June, Kalakaandi in September and, of course, there’s Baazaar at year-end.

One glance at his filmography and you’ll know that Saif has only been seen in 50-odd films since his debut in 1993. Notes an industry insider, “Compare that to Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn, who started out in Bollywood at around the same time and have done some 100 films each and you find that he has maintained a moderate pace. 2017 is going to be an exception.”

A trade source reasons, “In a way, he is compensating for a lean phase over the last few years. In 2016, he didn’t have a single release and in 2015, he just had Phantom to his name. He may have had a few misses of late (Rangoon, included), but his performances were always appreciated.”

Also, while Rangoon was a multi-starrer, his upcoming releases have Saif as the only leading man in each outing. And with each film’s genre being different, the actor is aiming for versatility. Akshay is the only actor who has four releases almost every year.

Padmapriya is in awe of Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on May 5, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Padmapriya Janakiraman has worked in more than 30 films in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Bengali, and even Hindi. Her last outing in Bollywood was in Chandan Arora’s 2009 flick, Striker.

Now, the actress is back to Hindi cinema, playing Saif Ali Khan’s wife in Airlift director Raja Krishna Menon’s Chef. The director has remade Jon Favreu’s Chef, where Saif reprises Favreu’s role, while Padmapriya plays Sofia Vergara’s role.

Padma loved the whole set-up of Chef. “I can’t help gushing over the infectious and challenging energy Raja and his crew bring to the table. So difficult for me as an actor to match up to the perfection that was created on the set,” she smiles.

Most of all, Padmapriya confesses she was awed by Saif’s presence. “This is the first ever film in my acting career, where I was acting opposite an actor who I was actually star-struck about. So, throughout the film, and even now when the shooting is over, I do feel very spaced-out being around him.”

She adds, “Thanks to a wonderful script, Saif’s elegant patience and intense work space, there were definite moments that both of us shared which were powerful. And I can’t wait to witness them on the big screen.”

Raja Krishna Menon denies rumours for Saif Ali Khan’s Chef

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on May 4, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Reports in sections of the press that Saif Ali Khan’s other-half Kareena Kapoor Khan makes a brief appearance in his latest starrer Chef had the film’s director, the highly regarded Raja Kirishna Menon keeling over with amusement. “Where do they get such false information from? Kareena Kapoor Khan doesn’t have any role to play in Chef,” says Menon.

The rumour probably started when there was no report of Saif’s leading lady in Chef. It was being speculated that the film’s makers wanted to keep Kareena’s presence a secret. However the directors informs that Saif Ali Khan’s leading in Chef is the talented Telugu, Tamil, Malayali, Bengali, Hindi actress Padmapriya who was last seen in a Bollywood film playing opposite Siddharth Suryanaryan in Chandan Arora’s Striker in 2010.

“Padmapriya plays Saif’s ex-wife,” informs Raja Krishna Menon

A photo of Saif Ali Khan and Raja Krishna Menon from the first day of shooting for Chef adaptation

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , , on April 29, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Lucky charm for Saif Ali Khan’s Chef

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on April 29, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Filmmaker Raja Krishna Menon’s wife Anuradha Shetty, who served as the production designer on his Saif Ali Khan starrer Chef (produced by Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra), has found a novel way to mark film wrap-ups. Her parting gift to the team was a key-chain (left) that corresponded with the film’s theme. “It started with Airlift. She gifted the team lockets with miniature airplanes and it proved to be a lucky charm for us,” Raja said.

A photo of Saif Ali Khan with Raja Krishna Menon

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on April 23, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s Chef release on the same day as several other movies

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on April 13, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood has seen some of the biggest clashes in the last few months and now, gearing up for a few more. While three films go head to head this May, July has even better in store for fans.

It’s a 4 way clash this July 14. Don’t believe us? As many as 4 films are heading for a face-off at the box office.

Which films? Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s Jagga Jasoos. Saif Ali Khan’s Chef. Sridevi’s Mom. And Shraddha Kapoor’s Haseena. While there are two big women centric films clashing, there is Ranbir going head-on with brother-in-law Saif Ali Khan! Guess for Ranbir and Saif, even clashes start from the family.

This might prove detrimental to a film like Jagga Jasoos, especially because it is made on a really high budget.