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Saif Ali Khan talks about Kaalakaandi, Sacred Games — and that Kangana Ranaut joke at IIFA

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

It’s been an eventful weekend for Saif Ali Khan. No sooner had Kaalakandi’s teaser released last week, than the news came in that he’ll be headlining Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games. Two different projects and platforms tackling Mumbai’s famed underbelly, with Saif playing very distinctive characters. The actor has had some tough luck at the box office in the past couple of years, but his current professional choices look to redeem his image as an actor who balances mainstream and indie roles with Nawabi panache.

Then on Sunday was broadcast the 18th edition of IIFA from New York (actually New Jersey) that was jointly hosted by Karan Johar and Saif. For all the glitzy television spectacle that it was, the hosts were widely panned in the media for unexceptional humour, particularly the tone-deaf treatment of the Kangana-nepotism debate.

Widely regarded as someone who is reasonable and liberal in thoughts and views, Saif being a part of this insular gag, seemed out of touch with his personality. The kind of work he’s doing this year is testimony to the professional and personal introspection that he’s done.
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In a free-wheeling exclusive conversation, Saif, true to his forthright nature, fields every question thrown his way.

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Saif Ali Khan’s Chef and Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Yaara release on the same day

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

The world is indeed a very small place and our film industry is even smaller. Time and again, we are pitted against people whom we otherwise work with. Well, that’s just how it is and the latest duo to go head-to-head is Saif Ali Khan and Tigmanshu Dhulia. How so?

Well, back in 2013, Khan had donned a new avatar for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja but the result of this collaboration was not as fruitful as the duo and the trade had hoped. Fast forward four years, to 2017, when Khan’s next Chef will clash with Dhulia’s Yaara on October 6.

It will be interesting to see these two pitted against each other.

Raja Krishna Menon talks about Chef – Saif Ali Khan starrer

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Raja Krishna Menon on his gastronomical comedy that also has his leading man Saif Ali Khan and his screen son’s bond at its core.

Raja Krishna Menon’s upcoming gastronomical comedy, Chef, may have food at its centre, but he insists that there’s a crucial question that his protagonist, chef and reformed absentee father Roshan Kalra (played by Saif Ali Khan), keeps asking himself through the film as he gets to know his son better: What really is the role of a parent?

Speaking from Goa, Raja explains, “Roshan believes that he’s a decent father but soon realises that he hasn’t really been a parent at all. Through his relationship with his son, he questions whether his role is to be a friend, a mentor or a disciplinarian.” Mumbai-based Svar Kamble was selected from over 100 kids to play Saif’s son. As prep, Raja would let the onscreen father-son duo hang out together for a couple of hours before kicking off work. “Saif is an extremely well-read, knowledgeable person and Svar is a brilliantly-raised, well-mannered boy, who is inquisitive about a lot of things. So Saif and Svar would talk a lot and their equation subsequently reflected in the film. Thanks to the initial workshops, Svar didn’t feel like there was a star in the room,” Raja recounts.

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Release date confirmed for Saif Ali Khan’s Chef – 6th October 2017

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on June 7, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Chef Movie First Look: The first look of Saif Ali Khan’s upcoming film ‘Chief‘ has released today, June 8th, 2017. The film is slated to release on October 6th. Production house Abundantia Entertainment has confirmed it on Twitter and wrote, “Mark the date, guys! @ChefFilmIndia starring #SaifAliKhan will release on 6th October, 2017! @RajaMenon @TSeries @vikramix @BandraWestPix”.

Saif Ali Khan is all set to play as a chef. It is the official remake of Super Hit Hollywood film with the same name. The films tell the journey of a chef who quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant to open his own food truck. In the process, his relationship with his son and ex-wife changes, and he rediscovers his enthusiasm about cooking food. The film stars Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman.

Saif Ali Khan starrer is directed by Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Vikram Malhotra and Bhushan Kumar under the banners, T-Series, Abundantia Entertainment and Bandra West Pictures. It features Saif Ali Khan and Padmapriya in the lead roles, whereas Dhanish Karthik, Dinesh Prabhakar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Sachin Kamble and Simarjeet Singh Nagra in important roles.

Initially, The film is slated to release on 14 July 2017. But postponed to avoid conflict with other Bollywood movie of Anurag Basu’s awaited film Jagga Jasoos. The release date has been updated to October 6th, 2017.

First look of Saif Ali Khan from Chef

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Saif Ali Khan feels the HEAT of his next releases as CHEF gets POSTPONED indefinitely?

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

The release, which was to be on July 14, was put on hold after Jagga Jasoos announced they are releaseng on the same day.

Saif Ali Khan was to have three releases this year. But now it looks like his film Chef, has been postponed indefinitely.

The release, which was to be on July 14, was put on hold after Jagga Jasoos announced they are releasing on the same day. The official reason given for the delay is the clutter of releases. Says director Raja Krishna Menon, “July 14 became over-crowded. There are too many releases in the first two weeks if July. We’re looking into a new release date. The producers feel we should get some sort of passage to ensure a proper release. Nowadays we have to consider Hollywood releases also while seeking a proper release date. I think there is too much time, effort and passion involved in the making of a film to be adamant about a release date.”

There has been no announcement of a new release date for Chef. So now it is unclear whether the actor will move one of his releases to 2018.

New release date for Saif Ali Khan’s Chef?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on May 28, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

When the release of a film is postponed, it sometimes has a domino effect on other filmmakers. Since Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos is set to release on July 14, T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment is thinking of postponing their release, Chef, featuring Saif Ali Khan in the lead. Now, in all probability, Raja Krishna Menon’s Chef will release in late August.

This means, Jagga Jasoos will release alongside Shraddha Kapoor-starrer Haseena, while Chef will release in the already busy month of August.