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Saif Ali Khan: Dinesh Vijan wanted to do something of his own…

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on August 9, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

It has been a month since the sequel to the zombie comedy, ‘Go Goa Gone’, was announced. Being written by Raj DK and Krishna Nidimoru, the premise of the second instalment is supposedly in sync with the first part that released in 2013 and had a sizeable box office collection. Saif Ali Khan will not only reprise his character, Boris who will be on different mission, but will also back it with his former producer partner Dinesh Vijan who parted ways with him a few years ago. The film is expected to go on floors sometime next year with Saif’s brother-in-law Kunal Kemmu and comedian Vir Das playing their respective characters. It was back in 2014 that Saif and Dinesh had decided to go their separate ways as filmmakers.

Returning to one of their last big successes must be a great feeling. When we posed this to Saif, he told us, “I think we wasted an opportunity to monetise our company Illuminati Films. We could have done so much with it. We could have sold it to someone. We were making some really good films together. Even in these years, we have not shut our company. I think we parted ways because Dinu wanted to do something of his own. When you set up a company like Illuminati, one can do so many businesses. We could have done it back then, maybe we still can – exploiting rights, etc. Who knows? Right now, I’m just happy doing ‘Go Goa Gone 2’ together with Dinu.”


Saif Ali Khan opens up on his film with daughter Sara Ali Khan, Sacred Games and Go Goa Gone 2

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

After impressing the world with his digital debut in Sacred Games, actor Saif Ali Khan spoke about the complexities of his character, his upcoming films and much more.

From movies to the biggest platform in the digital space. Was there any transition?

I haven’t thought about it in terms of a transition. There hasn’t been any movement as such. It is just another platform on which I can act. But it is a very creative platform and they have invested heavily in it. It is a premium digital platform. It is an exciting and liberating space to perform in. It is great. I would love to do one of these every year.

My management agency, Exceed Entertainment, has great acumen and foresight in identifying opportunities and new outlets and Sacred Games was a definitive yes from them from the word go. The endeavour was that the quality of work should meet global expectations and we, collaboratively, hope we have accomplished that.

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Confirmed: Saif Ali Khan and co to return to Goa

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

The sequel to Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s 2013 zombie comedy will take off in February 2019

Sai Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu and Vir Das are all set to reunite for the sequel of director-duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s 2013 zombie comedy, Go Goa Gone. While the trio reprises their characters, the makers are working on some new additions to the cast.

Raj Nidimoru said, “Go Goa Gone was an innovative subject. We weren’t thinking of a sequel back then, even though we had kept it open-ended. Over the years, people have asked us to come up with a sequel, so we figured it’s about time. It’s been five years since the first film, so we will play with the timeline now. DK and I are brainstorming on how to explore the five-year gap between both films. We are bringing Saif back as Boris, the zombie slayer, but will be adding an extra element to the character. We are retaining the entire cast as they were the core of the film, be it humour, camaraderie or bromance.”

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‘I will return as Boris in Go Goa Gone 2’: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is one of the few Bollywood actors who has managed to pull off zany characters with ease. Next year, he will reprise one such role — Boris, the zombie slayer, who was seen in Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s Go Goa Gone (2013). Saif says, “We are doing Go Go Gone 2. It’s an exciting idea and I’ve really liked it. I will return as Boris in the sequel. But this time, I’ll be on a different mission. Raj and DK have found an interesting premise for the second instalment, which is in sync with the first part. They are currently writing the script.”

Quiz him about what prompted him to choose this film and he quips, “Raj and DK have a unique sense of humour. Like the earlier movie, this one, too, will be equally quirky. That’s what drew me to it when they discussed the idea with me.”

The actor reveals that the principal cast remains unchanged. “The other characters played by Kunal Kemmu and Vir Das will also be a part of it. We start filming next January.” Go Goa Gone was one of the first horror comedy films in Bollywood, which fared well at the box office. Saif, who had also co-produced it, says, “People enjoyed it and I’m sure we will entertain them with the second movie, too. If this one also works well, we will have a good franchise.”


According to a source from the team, Raj and DK plan to make two surprise additions to the cast. “There will be another supporting actor as well as a heroine, who will aid Boris in his mission. The casting will be underway in a month’s time. Both the directors want an A-list actress for the role,” adds the source.

Saif Ali Khan enamoured by digital space

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

The eight-episode mini-series directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane stars Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte

Saif Ali Khan, an actor who has never shied away from experimentation, has ventured into the digital space with the Netflix web-series Sacred Games.

Ask the actor what made him want to get into this space, and he says, “I heard that Netflix was doing something in India, and I thought Illuminati Films should do something in the digital space. I also thought that a mafia show would be better than a love story or a comedy; a show about cops and the mafia, but presented in a new light.”

When the actor was offered the show, he grabbed the opportunity “I would’ve done exactly the same thing, but I was offered the show as an actor, and I jumped at it! I thought it was great,” he says.

Elaborating on the premise of the show, he says, “Sacred Games focuses on Sartaj Singh, a seasoned and cynical officer of the Mumbai Police, who is summoned by an anonymous tip that promises him an opportunity to capture the powerful Ganesh Gaitonde, the criminal overlord of the G-Company.”

Bosco talks about Saif Ali Khan’s Chor Baazari from Love Aaj Kal on International Dance Day

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

What makes this track that particularly special is that we won awards for it when all of it was actually designed on the set. This proved that for good choreography, one need not always have an ensemble of dancers to depend on. Also, it was special because I love working with Imtiaz [Ali, director]. I think, when we work together, we feed on each other’s ideas. If I give him a move, he takes it further and makes it a scene. Similarly, when he paints a scene for me, I find a way to add movement to it.

When we reached Delhi to shoot for the song, we didn’t have a sequence in mind. The movements were all natural and impromptu. It was just the body reacting to the quirky beats at that moment. Saif [Ali Khan] may not be the best dancer, but we shared a rapport after collaborating on Race. He could make any movement his own, always adding his style to it. He allowed things to unfold naturally, and felt the rhythm of the song. That was important. Also, it was a freespirited dance. We were choreographing on the go across the streets of Mumbai and Delhi, and using things like taxis to enhance the sequence. So it was lively. There were also some incidents that scared us.

Deepika [Padukone] could have had an accident that day. If you see the song, there’s a scene where she’s dancing atop a table. While filming, the actors must have missed their cues given the chaos. Saif was meant to hold her when she falls, but he didn’t. Fortunately, Deepika, athletic and focused as she is, managed to save herself. She could have fallen from a height of eight feet that day.

Scripting begins on Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Go Goa Gone 2’

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

India’s first around the zombies movie ‘Go Goa Gone’, whose second installment will be starting soon.

Kunal Kemmu recently confirmed the news stating that “‘Go Goa Gone 2’ is happening”.

Kunal Kemmu confirms ‘Go Goa Gone’ to have a sequel India’s first zombie-comedy, ‘Go Goa Gone’ that released in 2013 was a surprise hit.

If reports are anything to go by, then the Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu, Vir Das starrer ‘Go Goa Gone’ is now gearing up for a sequel.

However, Kemmu added that he cannot reveal if it will be a continuation of the first part or not since it will depend on the idea that they pick.

But he reportedly stressed on the fact that “the original cast will remain” and Saif will have the “broadest portion”.

The news follows reports of directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK previously indicating that the theme for part two may not revolve around zombies.

However, Kemmu suggests that the unit hasn’t entirely eliminated the concept.

The actors have allegedly shortlisted few stories and will ‘Zero’ in on one soon to start scriptin