Archive for Dil Chahta Hai

Omkara to Sacred Games to Tanhaji: Saif Ali Khan is always on the edge of tomorrow

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

This is what his directors Navdeep Singh, Imtiaz Ali and Vikramaditya Motwane had to say about the Chhote Nawab and his curious choice of roles.

The least feted of the Bollywood Khans is the most interesting of them all. One day he is ‘Chhote Nawab’ and next he is Uday Bhan Rathod, Aurangzeb’s most trusted and brutal general, in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Saif Ali Khan, now 49, keeps reinventing himself, while the other Khans increasingly stagnate, their stardom engulfing them and their craft.

And yet, Saif was the one who has had to least prove his credentials.

The last Nawab Begum of Bhopal was Saif Ali Khan’s grandmother, his grandfather and father, erstwhile Nawabs of Pataudi, both captained Team India in cricket. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, a celebrated actress, traces her lineage to Rabindranath Tagore through both her parents. He attended the last Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten’s old school, Lockers Park in Hertfordshire, and then went to the 600-year-old Winchester College in Hampshire where, among other things, he developed a taste for James Bond, Clint Eastwood and Alain Delon. Not exactly the breeding ground for someone whose most iconic role till now has been one of a desi Iago, aka Ishwar ‘Langda’ Tyagi, in Vishal Bhardwaj’s earthy recreation of Othello, Omkara (2006). And Saif’s opening dialogue was: “Bewakoof aur chutiya main dhage bhar ka pharak hota hai.”

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Character Spotlight: Dil Chahta Hai’s Sameer Mulchandani – Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on October 13, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Sameer Mulchandani from Dil Chahta Hai was a happy-go-lucky, confused, love-struck guy who had his friends’ back, just like anyone of us. His vulnerability and spontaneity still remain so relatable that even after 18 years of the film’s release, nothing seems to have changed for the way Sameer (and his friends Akash and Siddharth) depicted the millenials.
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So what was it about Sameer that struck a chord with the cinephiles, so much so, that he continues to be one of the most loved characters played by Saif Ali Khan onscreen?

Sameer was one of the three magnetic friends in the Farhan Akhtar directed urban comedy drama. And in the trio, Sameer, in specific, had something about him, that set him apart from Akash and Sid. While Akash was a rich brat casanova and Sid was too righteous to be true, Sameer was the only balancing force amid them.

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Dil Chahta Hai Completes 18 Years: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan And Akshaye Khanna Fans trend #WeWantDCH2

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on August 11, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Dil Chahta Hai, which released in 2001, was everybody’s favourite which was then bankrolled by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment. The film is considered to be one of the best made ever in Bollywood, a path breaker of its time and even 18 years later, it is still loved by moviegoers and music lovers, alike. The film features a starry cast that includes Aamir Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The film also marked the directorial debut of Farhan Akhtar.

Farhan Akhtar took to social media and wrote, “Lots of love and gratitude to those who collaborated in creation and to those who keep its flame burning. Big hug. #18yearsofDCH.” Even after 18 years, the film is still fresh in public memory and has since become a contemporary classic and fan have flooded the internet by posting marking the anniversary owing to which it saw a strong trend and hashtag #18YearsOfDCH and #WeWantDCH2 all across.

Released on August 10, 2001, Dil Chahta Hai was based on the bond between three best friends, played by Aamir, Saif and Akshaye. It traces their journey from their carefree college days to becoming mature and responsible adults. The film won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi that year.

Dil Chahta Hai was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s production house Excel Entertainment.

Saif Ali Khan: Lesser known facts

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

1/15 Story of how Saif Ali Khan prepared for his role in ‘Go Goa Gone’ will leave you puzzled

Raj and DK’s ‘Go Goa Gone’ remains one of the first and only zombie movies Bollywood has ever had. While the fans await the makers to come up with the second instalment of the film, we got hold of a small detail pertaining to the first part.

According to reports, for Saif, who played the role of Boris, it was a task to get into the skin of his character who sported a golden hair and faked a Russian accent. The makers, it is said, came up with an idea to help Saif go ahead with his character. They got him ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ by Max Brooks which apparently has a hilarious take on a zombie invasion. Needless to say, Saif pulled off his character with ease.

The makers are reportedly now returning with the sequel to the film. The shooting for the film will start in January, next year.

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Which Saif Ali Khan character do you like best?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Wanted Saif Ali Khan to relive ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ days: Shantanu-Nikhil

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on February 5, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Designer duo Shantanu-Nikhil said they tried to dress up Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan in a way where he gets to travel back to the days of his film “Dil Chahta Hai”.

The actor walked the ramp for the renowned designer duo at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018 on Saturday.

Shantanu said they tried to show the new India from the eyes of a millennial, quite like Saif’s character, Sameer, from the cult coming-of-age film.

“With this collection, we took him back to nostalgia. We tried to take Saif back to his ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ days, when he was living life like a millennial,” he told the reporters at the press conference of the show.

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Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi might help establish he has the skills

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has always tried to experiment with his roles in the past, but will his upcoming film Kaalakaandi finally help establish that his entire career has not been a fluke?

Saif Ali Khan has had an interesting career graph. From doing typical 1990s dramas to playing the man that has commitment issues, Khan has tried to adjust with changing times. In fact, this is even more reflective in the period he began taking risks in terms of the roles he chose to portray on screen. Kya Kehna, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Dil Chahta Hai, Darna Mana Hai, Ek Hasina Thi, Parineeta, Salaam Namaste, Being Cyrus, Omkara, Eklavya: The Royal Guard and Aarakshan: the evolution of Saif the actor is there for all to see.

The actor’s last release, Chef, was an Indian remake of the American movie of the same name. Chef was a slice-of-life film directed by Raja Krishna Menon about a failing chef and father trying to get his life in order, professionally as well as personally. Granted, it was not as good as the original, but was definitely worth a watch.

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