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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.

Saif Ali Khan’s Humshakals released one year ago

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Filmmaker Sajid Khan’s comedy movie ‘Humshakals’ featured Saif Ali Khan, Esha Gupta, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, Ram Kapoor and Tamannaah Bhatia, has completed it’s one year of relese today. The film was released on June 20 last year.

Sajid Khan directed film was produced by Vashu Bhagnani, co-produced by Fox Star Studios and Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment. In the film Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh were in triple roles.

Saif Ali Khan played the role of Ashok, Tamannaah Bhatia as Shanaya, Riteish Deshmukh as Kumar, Bipasha Basu as Mishti, Ram Kapoor as Kunwar Amar Nath Singh/Johnny/Balbir, Esha Gupta as Dr. Shivani Gupta, Satish Shah as Y.M. Raj, Darshan Jariwala as Cyrus Patel, Chunkey Pandey as Karan T Bijlani and Nawab Shah was seen as Dr. Khan.

Despite poor critical reception, the film did well at the box office during first few days after release. Bipasha Basu called Humshakals “the worst experience of her life,” and Esha Gupta reportedly warned family members not to see the film.

Actor in need of a breakthrough – Saif Ali Khan

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

SAIF ALI KHAN

The recent series of flops by our Nawab like Happy Endings, Humshakals and Bullet Raja is something one certainly cannot miss. Well, three flops in a line and probably not even an average hit after Cocktail were enough to put Saif’s Bollywood career at backburner. The only ray of hope Saif is now Kabir Khan’s Phantom where the actor is paired opposite Katrina Kaif which is slated to release this year.

Hits and flops for Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on April 1, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Hits and flops are beyond the control of actors and filmmakers. Sometimes, good movies don’t make money and bad movies run to packed theatres. But when actors and filmmakers deliver flops consistently, perhaps something is amiss. They need to take stock of what they are doing wrong. Here’s looking at people who once had the Midas touch and seem to have lost it now.

Saif Ali Khan

What went wrong: His last three films Bullett Raja, Humshakals and Happy Ending were box-office duds. Clearly, his solo-hero projects aren’t working.

What now? Audiences still remember Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Dillagi with Akshay Kumar, Hum Saath Saath Hain with Salman Khan, Dil Chahta Hai with Aamir Khan and Kal Ho Na Ho with Shah Rukh Khan fondly. Playing parallel leads has always worked for him. Maybe, embrace that again?

Saif Ali Khan wants to be extra careful about signing new films

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

After three consecutive duds, Saif Ali Khan is apparently being extra careful about signing films.

For most of 2012 and 2013, Saif Ali Khan was on a roll as he delivered several hit films such as Cocktail (2012) and Race (2013). However, the lull began towards the end of 2013, when Bullett Raja (2013) failed to do well. His next two films – Humshakals (2014) and Happy Ending (2014) also did not have a great run at the box office. Around then, Saif face a lot of flak for his choice of films. Now, however, the actor seems to have learnt his lesson.

An insider tells us that Saif is being extra careful about the films he signs next. “He wants to be extra sure of the script and his character before he decides to do any film,” adds the source.

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