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Saif Ali Khan: It’s not enough for a movie star to do films; they have to be successful too

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on November 18, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Actor Saif Ali Khan wants stars to take responsibility in making films that are more reflective of the Indian society, as he feels it is the stars’ prerogative to back such cinema.

As a star, Saif Ali Khan admits to feeling the burden of delivering successful films one after another. “A movie star is supposed to do successful films. It’s not enough for a movie star to do films. They have to be successful as well. Someone is putting their money into it, and they expect a certain kind of a return from that star. You can have a few flops, here or there, but it cannot be the general state of things,” he explains.

Despite backing content-driven cinema in the past, Saif says that the industry remains star-driven.

“When a star is working in the film, there are expectations of financial rewards for people that are associated with the project. When they sign a star, they get that edge [over others] at the box-office. Even the audience, sometimes, looks at the star, rather than the film. It is still a star-driven industry,” Saif muses.

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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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Video: Saif Ali Khan and Raja Krishna Menon talk about Chef

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on October 16, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan: Award Functions Have Nothing To Do With The Reality, They Are Completely False!

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on October 12, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is one of the few stars in Bollywood who speak their heart out in the interviews. It is always fun to see the stars speaking about the ways of Bollywood and Bollywood filmmakers. One of the most interesting subjects that always make fans curious is the grand award functions. Actors like Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar have always stayed away from them, subtly hinting to the fans the authenticity of the same. Now, even Bollywood’s ‘Chef’ Saif Ali Khan spoke about the true- blue nature of the award functions and this will really stun you!

In this interview to a film portal, Saif talked about how the award functions do actually work. He also talked about why the stars perform at the event. Does he find it important? No, says Saif. He even said that that people even don’t remember who won what award at the end of the day! True that, isn’t it? Saif has made some more valid points about this function and you must check out this video to get the reality check

Saif was recently seen in food- travel based film ‘Chef’. Although his performance and the film garnered good reviews, it did not fare well at the box office. He will be next seen in Kaalakaandi. Saif has always chosen different genres and experimented a lot with his roles. Look at the varied range from Hum Tum, Dil Chahta Hai’s confused chocolate boy to Omkara’s diplomatically evil Langda Tyagi. Even though not many awards, he has definitely gained something more than that, which is love and appreciation.

Video: Interview with Saif Ali Khan and Raja Krishna Menon

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Food Quiz with ‘Chef’ Ali Khan | Saif Ali Khan | Candid Conversation

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on October 11, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Mix and Match for Saif Ali Khan

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

With Saif Ali Khan, now in the 25th year of his career, you can never predict which way he will go next.

His films, successful, unsuccessful or acclaimed, are all about a relentless variety in genre and sensibilities. The Race franchise, Yash Raj confections like Yeh Dillagi, Hum Tum and Salaam Namaste, Kachche Dhaage, Kya Kehna, Parineeta, Being Cyrus, Omkara and Ek Hasina Thi, and even as a producer, Love Aaj Kal, Go Goa Gone, Agent Vinod and Happy Ending, have spanned an entire gamut of cinematic experiences, both for him and us.

Even his last film, Rangoon, in which he played a Parsi in pre-Independence India, showed that Saif could excel in a bad film too. Coming up next is the dark Kaalakaandi and the dramatic but commercial Baazaar, in which he plays a Gujarati businessman.

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