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Saif Ali Khan says he is still angry about being harassed 25 years ago

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on October 15, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan says that though he still gets angry thinking about getting harassed early in his career, he will not talk about it as it’s time to talk about women’s sexual harassment in Bollywood.

The #MeToo movement has opened a can of worms and Saif Ali Khan says he stands in solidarity with women sharing their stories of sexual harassment as he understands the pain they have been through.

The Sacred Games star said he faced harassment years ago, even though it was not sexual in nature. “I have also been harassed in my career, not sexually, but I have been harassed 25 years ago and I am still angry about it,” Saif told PTI. “Most people don’t understand other people. It is very difficult to understand other people’s pain. I don’t want to talk about it because I am not important today. Even when I think about what happened with me I still get angry. Today, we have to look after women,” he added.

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Why Saif Ali Khan doesn’t want to offend director Sajid Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on August 30, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Circa 2014, Sajid Khan directed a comedy of errors, titled ˜Humshakals” with Riteish Deshmukh, Saif Ali Khan and Ram Kapoor in multiple roles. The film, although considered a box office failure, created headlines, thanks to Saif and his comment which came weeks after the film. In an interview, he termed it a mistake, which naturally offended the film’s director. Four years have passed by since then, but the ghosts of that statement continue to hound Saif even today.

Bring it up with him and he says, “Yes, I had said that ˜Humshakals” was a mistake and I think I offended Sajid Khan a lot. I really want to stop saying that now. I think even “Agent Vinod” was a mistake. I have apologised for saying what I said. Humshakals was not exactly a flop; it made some money, too. These are films that people watched even if they went wrong and weren’t reviewed well. Sajid and I could have made a funnier movie together but today, I don’t want to blame anyone for what happened to the movie. Even today, I don’t think the idea of the film was wrong. It’s a shame that so many of us together couldn’t make something funnier or something very special, and that is something we will have to live with.”

“I Wish I Knew I Didn’t Have to Adopt Scientology Before Starring in Sacred Games”: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on July 11, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Eugenically superior Saif Ali Khan revcently revealed the sacrifices he had to make before starring in Netflix’s latest original TV series Sacred Games.

“Nobody actively told me to adopt Scientology as a religion, but I just felt it’s a choice I had to make if I wanted a role in the TV show,” said Saif.

Netflix’s Sacred Games is an adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s book by the same name. It tells a story of some games that are sacred.

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I hope Sajid is not upset that I keep saying I really like him: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on October 21, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Chef may not have performed at par with Saif Ali Khan’s expectations, but he’s not slowing down. The actor, who has a variety of roles on his plate now, will be seen in a whole different avatar in his next, Baazaar. He is acting in the role of a Gujarati businessman in the movie.

Directed by Gauravv K. Chawla, Baazaar revolves around the Indian stock market. Reportedly, it’s also inspired by the 2013 Hollywood hit The Wolf of Wall Street and will see the late Vinod Mehra’s son, Rohan Mehra, make his debut.

“It’s a bit early to talk about Baazaar, but I have to say it was very nice getting into that space,” Saif says. “My character is that of a Gujarati businessman. So, again, it’s a different look that I have. I will also have a little white in the hair!” He adds, “There were many lines to learn. I have to go through a lot of pages of dialogues and it’s very interesting and challenging. I thoroughly enjoyed it. ”

Saif’s known to be on good terms with most people in the industry, but unfortunately he ended up having a showdown with Sajid Khan after Humshakals. He even went on record to say that the movie was a mistake. Now, however, he says that he really likes Sajid.

“I really like him, and I hope he’s not upset that I keep saying that I really like him!” smiles Saif. “I would like to say that Humshakals is just another film that didn’t do well, but still made Rs 60 crore.

The talented Saif Ali Khan’s career is far from over

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is undoubtedly one of the finest actors of Bollywood.

Although his popularity might not be in the same league as the other three Khans, Aamir, SRK and Salman, he is in no way a lesser actor than any of them.

In fact, if one goes by his performances over the years, he can be said to be the most versatile ‘Khan’. Be it comedy or crime dramas or romance, Saif has done it all and walked away with aplomb all the time.

But, for an actor of his calibre, the unfortunate thing is that his recent string of flops has suddenly started raising questions about his capability in pulling the audiences to the theatre, especially when the much awaited Rangoon with the extraordinarily talented filmmaker, Vishal Bharadwaj tanked at the box office.

Released on 24th February, Rangoon till now has only managed to rake in 21.47 crores, according to sources, and has rather less chances of redeeming itself in the coming days.

Saif plays the quintessential British-like Parsi character of Rusi Bilmoria in the the gorgeously shot period love story, Rangoon and easily delivers his best performance of the recent times, but even then it wasn’t enough to save the film from becoming one of the biggest flops of his career.

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Saif Ali Khan confesses that Humshakals is a big mistake, says it to anyone who would listen!

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on February 21, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan, may not envy his contemporaries excelling in their respective careers but that does not stop him from rueing a disaster of a film, called ‘Humshakals’, he was part of.

Yes, the otherwise controversy-free Prince of Bollywood has become extremely vocal about how he loathes that film and considers it his biggest mistake.

It so happened that the actor was recently asked at an awards show about his film choices and his worst choice ever, to which Saif replied, without an iota of doubt, that ‘Humshakals’ had been a mistake.

A source, who was present at the function, told us, “He was quick to call ‘Humshakals’ his biggest mistake. He was not tad bit apprehensive about saying it in front of an audience that is mostly form the Bollywood industry.”

That’s a daring act, must say! Hope Director Sajid Khan is not listening to this or is he?

Trade analyst explained the reason for Saif Ali Khan’s recent failure in films

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on July 3, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Many popular Bollywood actors have failed to deliver hits with their past few releases. Trade experts analyse the reasons

While the younger lot of Bollywood actors including Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra, among others, continue to deliver hits, a few established stars in the industry have failed to impress with their past few releases. Ranbir Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan, Emraan Hashmi and Imran Khan have either had a string of flops, or average releases, in the recent past. Since they still carry a certain brand value, film-makers continue to get them on board for big projects. But industry experts say that it is high time they deliver a hit. “Today, your success eventually boils down to how successful your films are at the box-office,” says trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

Here, industry experts share their views on why these actors have failed to impress, and suggest measures they should take to sustain their market value and fan base.