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28 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About “Dil Chahta Hai”

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

1. Farhan Akhtar met Preity Zinta when she first came to Mumbai for the screen test for Kya Kehna and told her that whenever he makes a film, he wanted her to be in it.

2. The original gang was supposed to be Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan and Akshaye Khanna.

3. That screen test was with Akshaye Khanna, FYI.

4. After Hrithik and Abhishek walked out of the project, Farhan Akhtar waited almost 10 months to get an appointment with Aamir Khan to discuss the film.

5. Akshaye Khanna was originally supposed to play Akash. But when Aamir Khan was brought on, they swapped roles.

6. Saif Ali Khan was almost not going to do the movie because it was made with sync sound, instead of getting actors to dub their lines.

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‘Dil Chahta Hai’ starring Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Khanna Completes 16 Years, Here Are Some Dialogues That Will Give You A Rush Of Nostalgia

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

There are some films which become blockbusters and then there are movies like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ which attain cult status and become a landmark that will be difficult for anyone to reach anytime soon. Today, our beloved movie, which redefined friendship, romance and bromance for this generation, completed 16 years and even today it feels like it was only yesterday that Aakash, Sameer and Siddharth walked into our lives. Like any proud father, actor and director Farhan Akhtar too couldn’t hold back his emotions and took to Twitter to share his happiness and joy.

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Farhan Akhtar trying to resolve with Saif Ali Khan over movie

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on May 19, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s company, which is producing a Reema Kagti film meant to star actor Saif Ali Khan earlier, has filed a complaint against Saif with the Association of Motion Pictures And Television Program Producers. Reason — they claim he has not returned the signing amount after having backed out. “Saif was given `2crore, which he hasn’t returned. Hence, the complaint,” says a trade insider.

Buzz is that the association is trying to solve the issue amicably.

Farhan’s company Excel Entertainment gave Saif a new lease of life at the box office with 2001 film Dil Chahta Hai. Saif went on to become one of the most desirable heroes for producers after this film.

The producers haven’t finalised the film’s leading lady yet.

Saif, Farhan and Riteish were not available for comment.

Saif Ali Khan to play a compulsive liar in Reema Kagti’s Mr Chaalu

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

Filmmaker Reema Kagti began her directorial career with the successful comedy, Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd. After dabbling in darker areas with the Aamir Khan starrer Talaash, Reema returns to the blithe mischievous space in her next film Mr. Chaalu which she describes as cheerful and sunny, though not always funny.

Reema has cast Saif Ali Khan in Mr. Chaalu.

She reveals that Saif plays a pathological liar, which is why his character can’t stop himself from telling lies. “ Mr.

Chaalu is a love- story between a pathological liar, played by Saif and a woman who has OCD ( obsessive compulsive disorder) about telling the truth,” Reema says.

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Richa Chadha to romance Saif Ali Khan onscreen?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on September 25, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

Actress Richa Chadha will reportedly star in “Mr. Chaalu” along with Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut.

The “Fukrey” actress will be seen as an urban Mumbai girl and is the second lead in the movie to be directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Excel Entertainment.

“Richa has been signed on for Reema’s next along with Saif and Kangana. She gave the project her go-ahead and they will begin shooting early next year,” a source said in a statement.

She is currently busy filming Sudhir Mishra’s “Aur Devdas”.

Saif Ali Khan looking for a leading lady

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2014 by saifalikhanonline

Top heroines are vying for a role in Saif Ali Khan’s next; the makers haven’t zeroed in on a leading lady yet.

The makers of 2002 hit Dil Chahta Hai and actor Saif Ali Khan are teaming up once again on a project. Directed by Reema Kagti, the untitled film will be a rmonatic comedy, a genre Saif has proven his mettle in, in the past. We’ve also come to know that the heroine’s role will have a substantial role to play, that’s why many A-list actresses want to be part of it. But the makers haven’t finalised the cast yet. Also they have decided not to let out the plot to the public.”

The source adds that the makers are taking some time to decide on the leading lady as they want to be very sure of this casting decision.

“The woman’s role is no less than Saif’s. It’s a tough call as the makers not only need someone who will look good with Saif, but also a heroine who can hold her own in the film,” says the source.

The Enduring Appeal of ‘Dil Chahta Hai’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2011 by saifalikhanonline

This year marks the tenth anniversary of “Lagaan” (“Land Tax,” or “Once Upon a Time in India”), a historical saga packed with the emotional pull of right versus might. In addition to wide acclaim in India, “Lagaan” won awards at many international festivals and was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film, helping it become one of the best-known Hindi movies outside India. Its strong performances, classic sports-movie plot, lovable and morally superior underdogs, period drama details, and gorgeous music by A. R. Rahman, who has Oscars of his own for “Slumdog Millionaire,” ensure it has remained an appealing, heart-tugging film for a decade.

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