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Saif Ali Khan: Some say I work well as a romantic hero… but you can’t keep doing the same thing

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

As his next on counter-terrorism, Phantom, readies for release, Saif Ali Khan talks about his penchant for action

You seem to have developed a penchant for action. After Agent Vinod and Bullett Raja, you now have Kabir Khan’s Phantom.
I’ve come to realise action can be strenuous, but also fun. One sequence needed me to chase this dreaded terrorist. And I find the nearest gun, a huge M60, almost rip it off its hinges like Rambo, and run after him in the war-torn corridors of Beirut. And then execute him point blank with this ‘cannon’. Only, it’s much easier said than done because you can’t run with that thing. So I asked the crew to give me a dummy else people will be wondering why I’m not running as fast. But luckily, the scene isn’t looking so bad. It’s so heavy, the gun, it’s like carrying Katrina (Kaif, co-actor) or something. Not that I mean she’s huge, but I had to carry it and run.

But the Beirut schedule was also bad. I was trying to be realistic, sprinting all over, falling in mud. And mud carries lot of disease, generally, like tetanus. So I fell sick during the shoot. Kareena (Kapoor, wife) was visting and she told me ‘Let’s go out’ but I had fever and we had to remain indoors. She was really unimpressed for three days. I mean, you don’t get to go to Beirut every day.

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Video: Top 5 reasons for watching Saif Ali Khan’s Cocktail

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Video snippets from Saif Ali Khan’s Cocktail

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

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Saif Ali Khan’s business partner Dinesh Vijan talks about the movies produced by them

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Maddock Films’ Dinesh Vijan has produced films that include Being Cyrus, Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail, Go Goa Gone and Finding Fanny. Reserved, unless he’s promoting a film, we caught Vijan celebrating the audience’s overwhelming appreciation of his latest outing, Badlapur , and managed to get some insights into the man and his process.

How do you chose your projects?
I have to be emotional about them. We generally don’t seem to accept that the audience will accept atypical content. This is a misconception. I choose stories that resonate and don’t initially look at figures. This keeps the film pure. After it’s canned is when my insecurities surface. I wonder what mad dog bit me to make stuff that is considered risky or niche and I analyse how to pitch it to the right audience.

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“A movie with Saif Ali Khan is on the cards” : Dinesh Vijan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

He tasted success with Finding Fanny and now Dinesh Vijan is looking forward to the release of his next Maddock production, Badlapur. However, ask him about his other film that he was supposed to do with Parineeti Chopra and he says, “I am not doing that as of now.” Clearly he is in no mood to talk about the project that has been reportedly shelved.

The producer will be soon taking the plunge into direction. “Homi Adajania and I will co-direct a film soon. It’s a reincarnation movie, which is also a love story. Homi and I have always had great fun working together. I developed the script and narrated to him,” he says.

Dinoo also adds that his equation with Saif is restored finally “My relationship with Saif is healthy and we have a balance now. A movie with him is also on the cards and we will hopefully start shooting by the end of this year,” he said.

Back to Badlapur, Dinesh says that the idea was to make an unadulterated Sriram Raghavan film. “He narrated the story, I was quiet for five minutes and I told him that I will make it if you don’t corrupt it, let’s keep this film pure. He agreed and everything else followed.”

Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan have signed Kunal Deshmukh and Saket Chaudhary to direct movies for Illuminati Films

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s co-producer Dinesh Vijan who was to turn director with a film starring Saif Ali Khan says that the project is on hold as of now. Meanwhile, he is very excited about another film on which he is working.

According to him, the film that should start by the end of the year, is something very different. However, at the moment, Vijan is all set to co-direct a film with Homi Adajania. “It has Sushant Singh Rajput as the leading man. But I cannot reveal anything more about the project,” said Vijan who will also be producing it under his banner, Maddock Films.

In fact, his company has also bought the rights of the Hollywood hit — The Fault With Our Stars with Star Fox Studios. The writing on the adaptation has started and should be complete very soon.

“We are really interested to bring Deepika on-board as she is an in- house actor for me, but until we finish scripting we cannot start the casting,” explains Vijan who is presently caught up with the release of the Varun Dhawan starrer ‘Badlapur’.

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Bollywood’s Best Pick Up Lines – Saif Ali Khan in Cocktail

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2015 by saifalikhanonline