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If you’re in the right film and look the part, people are interested: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , on January 6, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Ahead of Kaalakaandi’s release next week, actor Saif Ali Khan talks about his next comedy, working on technique, and rediscovering Mumbai.

What’s Kaalakaandi about and how did you get interested in it?

When I was shooting for Rangoon, its director-writer Vishal Bhardwaj suggested that I read the script of Kaalakaandi. I liked the script which takes a very entertaining look at Mumbai. It offers an exciting story with a good arch for the lead actor. I play this man, who after finding out that he has stomach cancer, takes some ‘acid’ (a drug called lysergic acid diethylamide) and has the time of his life. By the end, his character undergoes a change. As an actor, it was interesting to have these small cameras shoot on live locations in Bandra and other parts of the city.

Did the movie help you rediscover the city?

If you take the camera around Mumbai, you will discover different set-ups and people. That’s exciting. Barring one day, we shot mostly at night. It is like Macbeth, in that sense. It has only one day scene. However, I discovered the city more while shooting for Sacred Games (produced by Netflix). It took us to places like Punjab Society, Andheri, Dharavi, lanes of south Mumbai and red light areas. We shot in grunge and felt Mumbai for what it is — the enormity of the city and the number of people trying to survive in it. What I am most excited about Kaalakaandi is that the language used in it is very true to the characters speaking it. The characters of Deepak Dobriyal and Vijay Raaz speak in Bombaiyaa Hindi. Sobhita Dhulipala and Kunal Roy Kapur speak a different Hindi compared to them, while my character speaks a bit more English.

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‘I would like to start afresh in the New Year’ : Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , on January 5, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan, whose edgy film Kaalakaandi releases next week, is looking forward to the movie and a lot of other meaningful moments in 2018

The Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan, is dressed in his favourite attire — a white, kurta-pyjama. He is in his office, seated on his favourite settee. The atmosphere is crackling with activity because the actor has a release lined up on January 12. And, a super-efficient, young team is brimming with energy and hanging on to his every word. Once, he has finished looking over details of the film campaign, the actor gives me his undivided attention. Over a cup of steaming hot Espresso, we speak about Kaalakaandi, Kareena Kapoor Khan and the future Prince of Pataudi, Taimur Ali Khan.

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This is why Saif Ali Khan’s Sara and Ibrahim did not attend Taimur’s first birthday celebrations

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on December 27, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan celebrated their little one, Taimur Ali Khan‘s, first birthday in Pataudi last week with their close family members and friends in attendance. Our social media timelines were filled with Taimur and the extended family’s pics, and while everyone looked happy and merry in each other’s company, we were wondering where Saif and Amrita Singh’s kids, Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Khan were. In the past, we have seen the brother-sister duo being a part of every celebration. In fact, they are also very fond of Kareena, and have often been spotted spending time with the diva, in the past. However, not seeing them around at Taimur’s birthday bash, set us wondering if everything was alright between Saif-Kareena and Sara-Ibrahim.

The source confirmed that all was well between them but given that Sara was busy with her second shoot schedule, they couldn’t travel to Pataudi to be with the family to ring in the celebrations. The leading entertainment portal quoted the source as saying, “Both Saif and Sara are close to Kareena and are often seen partying with Saif and Kareena at their Bandra home, so when Sara and Ibrahim didn’t attend the birthday bash in Pataudi, it took many in B-Town by surprise. Both were spotted at their gyms the whole of last week as they didn’t fly down to Pataudi. But before people start thinking there’s a rift between the brother-sister duo and Saif and Kareena, they will be wrong. Fact is, Sara was prepping with the Kedarnath crew as she has been continuously shooting for the film for over two weeks now. While Taimur’s birthday was on December 20, her schedule was for the next few days after that and her director had wanted Sara to stay back for some workshops. It’s a challenging film and Sara is completely focusing on her debut film now.”

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Latest photo of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara and son Ibrahim

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on December 27, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s kids Sara and Ibrahim spotted at the gym

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on December 20, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

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Kunal Kemmu on his special bond with Saif Ali Khan’s son – Ibrahim

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan have been married for a few years now and the couple also welcomed their first baby — daughter Inaaya Naumi last month.

But Kunal says he’s fond of kids. “I believe, I have a special bond with kids. I’m extremely close to Saif Ali Khan’s kids Sara and Ibrahim as well.” We have seen him and Ibrahim bond at several family dos. People who have seen them together say they are more like friends. Kunal smiles, “Ibrahim is an extremely fun guy. We just went diving together. He loves sports and we connect a lot on that. When you treat them as equals and not kids, then it makes all the difference. I don’t know if I do it willingly but I want to know what they are doing — what’s happening in their life now. It’s more fun to listen to somebody than just talk.”

Not as finicky as a parent: Saif Ali Khan

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

How do you manage to pursue other interests and do things for leisure with a packed schedule?
I love my holiday and I love doing nothing because I understand the art of living. I just did an online course on the connection between Buddhism and psychology from Princeton University. They had some lovely tutorials which were beautifully explained. I can spend time at leisure and feel enriched, but at some point, you’ve got to go to work because otherwise it’s meaningless.

With Taimur’s arrival and Kareena going back to work, how are you and Kareena juggling your time with him?
During the first schedule, she took him and I was very happy to be alone at home (laughs). I love being by myself but after a couple of days I missed having them around. But I am not very finicky as a parent. He is part of my life and this is for the long haul. I like my space and I like having around also. We are lucky we have help and we have distraction because, I do think that sometimes having a child can be overwhelming if you don’t have breathing space. Some people have a lower tolerance for claustrophobia and I am one of them. I won’t be happy if I have to be around them all the time. In the second schedule, Taimur was alone with me and he was looking a little sad. but now he is happy that Kareena is back. The house also feels balanced.

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