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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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One film that made his film career : Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Humans are really big on getting more chances at something because sometimes your potential gets noticed only after some point of time. Like many spiritual gurus opine, there is a time for everything. Same goes for success. It visits you only when you deserve to get lauded and loaded. In Bollywood, there have been a few actors who were privileged enough to get a second chance at their career and today, are one of the superstars.

Saif Ali Khan

Turning Point: Dil Chahta Hai

The Nawab of Bollywood has seen a lot of ups and downs in his career. He debuted with Parampara which didn’t help him much while Aashiq Awara made him popular, but it was Main Khiladi Tu Anari which propelled him forward positively. However, even after doing many films success eluded him, apart from a sporadic Kya Kehna (a Preity Zinta film) or Hum Saath Saath Hai (an ensemble film). It was in 2001 that Dil Chahta hai released and things changed. It was as if Bollywood has refound a long lost actor who has skills but needed someone to hone them. The forever in love Sameer played by Saif is the one best friend we all have! Saif Ali Khan had finally arrived.

Saif Ali Khan did not want to play skirt-chasing child-man in Mr. Chaalu

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

So it’s happened. Saif Ali Khan will no longer star in Talaash director Reema Kagti’s next film, a project he was committed to for some months. Industry insiders had been predicting that producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani may develop cold feet about working with Saif after the failure of Happy Ending, the latest in a string of duds the star has delivered recently. But the official word is that Saif has left the project.

The reasons, apparently, are two-fold. For one, Saif was unwilling to take the pay-cut that his producers had made clear was required of him. At least two studios that Ritesh had been negotiating with about bankrolling the project reportedly balked at the film’s budget, insisting that the producers bring the cost down from Rs 40 crore to Rs 25 crore. Both are also believed to have insisted that Saif slash his Rs 10 crore acting fee in the wake of his recent flops. But the actor has told his friends that it wasn’t just a “money decision”. Saif has said he is no longer confident that he can play another skirt-chasing child-man allergic to romantic commitment. Clearly Saif has been paying some attention to his critics, who ripped through his last film insisting he was too old to play a charming Lothario over and over again.

Saif, who was away on an end-of-the-year European holiday with his missus, is likely contemplating the direction he wants his career to take hereon. This is the second film he’s walked out of in the last few months, the first being his producing partner Dinesh Vijan’s directorial debut, a reincarnation-themed love story co-starring Parineeti Chopra. It’s a good thing he has Ek Tha Tiger director Kabir Khan’s Phantom lined up for release in the first half of 2015, which some say is a masala thriller about an undercover agent tasked with tracing the masterminds behind the 26/11 attack on Mumbai.

Top 10 Saif Ali Khan Movies

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by saifalikhanonline

1 ‘Agent Vinod’ had Saif playing a dashing special agent.

2 In ‘Cocktail’, Saif had a no-strings-attached relationship with Deepika Padukone, until he falls in love with her best friend.

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