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Full video of Saif Ali Khan at Express Adda

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Video: Saif Ali Khan interview at Express Adda

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We live in a fear-based industry. That is the motivator, the prime mover, says Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

At the Express Adda held in Mumbai last week, actor Saif Ali Khan spoke to Deputy Editor Seema Chishti on the changes in Hindi cinema, censorship and being boxed in by identities.

Your mother, Sharmila Tagore, said in an interview that like all non-conformist parents, who want their kids to conform, she wanted her children to settle down but she added that you always preferred the sea to the comfort of the harbour. After your education abroad, you wanted to be an actor.

My dad (Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi) said he can send me to a good school and university and that’s what he did. Sadly, after a while I lost all interest in academics and pursuing anything that would lead to a 9-5 job. When the late Mr BR Chopra visited Delhi and offered me an ad and something to do with movies, for the first time it gave me a sense of purpose. I was also fortunate to come into movies at a time when the audiences were quite forgiving. I had just returned from England, I used to speak Hindi with a little bit of an accent. But people and the press were kind. Even though I loved my profession, I felt no connection with the characters I played in the 90s. But Dil Chahta Hai changed that. For the first time, I wasn’t playing a version of Amitabh Bachchan or Shashi Kapoor but a guy in a t-shirt and shorts. Being a part of such a film was liberating.

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Audio : interview with Saif Ali Khan at Express Adda

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Taimur will be free to choose whatever religion he likes: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on April 20, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Actor Saif Ali Khan comes across as any other father — restrained, rational and a little “awkward” when he talks about his children. In December, Saif became father for the third time as he welcomed son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi with wife Kareena Kapoor Khan. Speaking about Taimur at Express Adda on Tuesday, Saif spoke about his dreams for the little one and his expectations of himself as a father.

He said he wants Taimur to have the freedom to follow whichever religion he wants. In a family where there have been inter-faith marriages generation after another, Saif wouldn’t have it any other way for his son. “My wife and I will try that our son will be a wonderful ambassador of the country. He will be free to choose whatever religion he likes. I want him to be a liberal, open-minded and down-to-earth guy the way we are,” the actor said during the hour-long session.

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More photos of Saif Ali Khan from Express Adda

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People are overreacting when they talk about intolerance, it’s always been there: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on April 19, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Actor Saif Ali Khan on Tuesday said people are overreacting when they talk about intolerance and this kind of thing has been happening in India for a long time. In conversation with The Indian Express Deputy Editor Seema Chishti at the Express Adda in Mumbai, the actor said: “It’s nothing new. The voices that you hear, I think, because of social media have become easy to hear but they have always been there.”

Saif not only answered all questions lobbed at him, he did it with panache and empathy. Asked about India turning more right wing, he said: “Things are changing. Everything is becoming a little more right-wing. But that’s not happening only in India, it’s happening across the world.” He went on to narrate an incident in Paris restaurant where he was having dinner with an Italian filmmaker. “We started chatting. After a few minutes he said, ‘Oh! You are a Muslim?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ he replied, “Don’t tell anyone!” I kind of smiled and thought that this is the prevalent attitude now. I feel it less in my own country than in some places abroad,” the actor said.

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