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Video: Saif Ali Khan on what pinches him on Social Media

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on September 10, 2019 by saifalikhanonline
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Saif Ali Khan reveals he wants to do more commercial cinema this year

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on August 17, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

With his sleek hair cut and fitter-than-ever physique, the stylish and suave Saif Ali Khan is giving the younger heroes a complex. The Nawab of Pataudi turns 49 today, but forget looking his age, the Sacred Games star appears a decade younger! Even Tabu recently remarked that he is “looking so good with the haircut”. The AndhaDhun actress will share screen space with the Kaalakaandi actor in his next, Jawaani Jaaneman, which he is also producing. The two worked together in Hum Saath-Saath Hain (1999) and will reunite on screen after exactly two decades. “I don’t remember how it was working with her earlier because it was a long time ago. But, it was really good working with her now. She is a fabulous actress. Though we didn’t have much to do (together), there were a couple of really important scenes that she had. Speaking as a producer, it’s wonderful to see a really good actor bringing the scene alive,” says Saif, proudly adding that they wrapped up the movie in 43 days, “two days under schedule”.

The film was shot entirely in London and after completing it last week, the actor has extended his stay to celebrate his birthday there. “We are staying in an ancient country home in Windsor, England’s countryside. I thought it was haunted, but now I don’t think it is. It’s very nice and there are about six of us here with kids — we are cooking and eating. I will celebrate by having dinner with friends,” he shares.

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Saif Ali Khan on Sacred Games 2 release: Don’t want to be web’s poster boy

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on August 15, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

He has never been nervous ahead of his releases. Instead, Saif Ali Khan is enjoying a well-deserved break with his family in Wiltshire, England, a day before the second season of Sacred Games drops online. In the one year since Khan uninhibitedly forayed into the digital platform, becoming the first mainstream Bollywood star to take the plunge, several big guns of Bollywood have followed suit.

“I wasn’t trying to achieve anything by paving the way. I do not want to be the poster boy for OTT,” reflects Khan, who recently wrapped up the shoot of his home production, Jawaani Jaaneman. “Being in the rat race is the worst thing one can do to himself. I was discussing with Kareena [Kapoor Khan, wife] that I want to model my career on the lines of Tom Hardy’s, who shifts between playing the villain in Batman to doing a top-notch show [Taboo]. At this stage of my career, I want to be inimitable. I am developing a range where I am juggling serious stuff and comedy.”

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Saif Ali Khan on Sacred Games 2: Second season is quite twisted; it’s more of a thriller now as we’re at the climax

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

A large section of audience after watching Sacred Games have felt that you are an underrated actor and the web show is probably your best after action thriller Race (2008). You are also praised for pulling off a sardar, Sartaj Singh, quite convincingly. How would you react?

As far as underrated goes, I don’t know what to say except that I suppose box office plays quite a major part in that. Being a good actor is not really enough. I think you have to be part of films and projects that people want to see, and idea that resonates with them. Earlier, it was easier when producers knew exactly what they were doing and now, with so many corporates coming and with so many ideas… of course, sometimes it is easy to make the wrong kind of movie, and it is linked to all that. But I am quite happy because I’m not much into past success or failure, and I have reacted quite positively in the sense that I have tried to do the best work I can.If people are noticing that then it is great. To me, environment, and how you choose to spend your time is also very important. So the environment on the Netflix set is creative and intelligent, and you hit the right zone sometimes. Lot of that is dependent on so many different factors and it can all boil down to good luck really.

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Magazine Scans: Saif Ali Khan talks about Sacred Games 2

Posted in Magazine Scan with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

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Saif Ali Khan not playing safe

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on August 4, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

He was the confused youngster in Dil Chahta Hai; a menacing villain in Omkara; a zombie hunter in Go Goa Gone; and most recently the amiable but low-on-confidence Sartaj Singh in Sacred Games, the Netflix adaptation of the book by the same name. Saif Ali Khan has gone beyond Bollywood’s definition of the archetypal hero and how, focusing on the character rather than the length or significance of his role. Whether his films work or not, he is comfortable in his skin, which shows through when we meet him at a suburban studio. Dressed in a white kurta-pajama, he sits with an air of nonchalance. He pauses before speaking, but is always sure, unlike Sartaj Singh, a cop who has hit rock bottom in his career.

Sacred Games—the second season will stream on August 15—has been the cleverest decision of Saif’s career by his own admission. He was the first among top stars to embrace the digital medium. While many people from the industry see the streaming service as a way to end the monopoly of big producers, Saif says he sees it as an extension of entertainment. “I have always been a commercial actor. I love doing movies,” he says. “I am just excited to be the villain of Tanhaji and the hero of Jawaani Jaaneman and Laal Kaptaan and I am excited to play Sartaj Singh in the Netflix show as well. So, I am just an actor. I see no difference. I do not see one thing as a come-down or another as a come-up. It is all great.”

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Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui spill the beans on Sacred Games 2

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on August 3, 2019 by saifalikhanonline