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Saif Ali Khan’s juggling act

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on June 8, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has been shooting non-stop for his next untitled movie, a Navdeep Singh directorial venture. The filing, which kicked off in Rajasthan, has now been scheduled to go on in Mehboob Studio, Mumbai. Now Saif is doubling down by putting in extra hours, so that he can wrap up the schedule on time. After that, it’s holiday time – the actor will take a short trip to Europe with his family.

“saif is shooting for straight 12 to 15 hours every day, beyond the time allocated for the film, just for a quick getaway.” says a source. “The actor has always maintained that he believes in prioritising work and family equally. Saif will dive into promotions for his first web series (helmed by Anurag Kashyap for an online streaming channel) and then shoot a song for Baazaar. Alongside, he’ll begin work on the second season of the web show,” says the source.

Saif had said previously, “This is the place where you work, and live your life elsewhere… I love working here (Bollywod). May be I will attend some parties for some wonderful people I know. Otherwise, I give a lot of improtance to my personal life because that will stay. And, I’ve got to enjoy it as well. It could all end tomorrow. I don’t want to have not done anything or not gone anywhere. Life goes by pretty fast.”

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Life could chew you up and spit you out: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on April 3, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has acted in multiple films in his career spanning over two decades. But the actor has always maintained that he has a life beyond the movies. He is known to have managed the work-life balance well over the years. Saif has also abstained from signing up on the social media platform. Talking about the importance of striking the right balance between professional and personal life, the actor says, “This is the place where you work and you get out, and live your life elsewhere. Otherwise, it will chew you up and spit you out, and you won’t even know what happened. You will be miserable.”

He adds, “I have a life away from films, just like my parents. My happiness is not based here [in the movies]. I don’t have too many friends, because that is not what I came here to do. I love working here. May be I will attend some parties that I want to for some of the wonderful people I know. Otherwise, I give a lot of importance to my personal life because that will stay. And, I’ve got to enjoy it as well. It could all end tomorrow. I don’t want to have not done anything or not gone anywhere. Life goes by pretty fast.”

So, in this phase of his life, does he wish to pursue any interest or hone a skill? “I enjoy reading and travelling. And I just want to finish learning French properly. I’ve been struggling with that for about ten years, of speaking bad French (laughs),” says Saif, who has always wanted to speak “one European language”.

“I am not particularly massy” : Saif Ali Khan

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

Saif Ali Khan on how he perceives his on­screen image, adds how he’d like to see his kids grow up

Saif Ali Khan is in a happy space with a good mix of content that he has worked on and is awaiting their release. He is all set to make his web debut this year, besides his next movie, Baazaar. The actor says he wants to “focus and work even harder”. “I am also concerned that some of my films haven’t done well in the past. But I have received good reviews. But I know, some things are in your control, and some aren’t,” he says.

So at this stage does he have any concerns while signing a film? “It is important as to who is producing your film. A good producer is everything. An inefficient producer can be a nightmare to work with. Back in the day, they wouldn’t pay you much but guaranteed a decent release and strangely only those films have run in my career. And then there were slightly more chalu (sly) producers. The guys with lots of cash, but they didn’t know what they were doing beyond a point,” says the actor.

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Interview | Saif Ali Khan: I think more like an actor than a star

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is facing a dry spell at the box office, but when it comes to his choices, the actor is making some unconventional moves. After all, not many stars would have attempted something like Kaalakaandi, or maybe jump on the web series bandwagon with Sacred Games. Saif has done all that and despite the misses, he is still raring to go. In this conversation, he talks about what keeps him motivated and why he would like to be labelled as an actor rather than a star. Over to him.

You have time and again visited the dark space in cinema. Does it excite you?

You are right. I have always enjoyed this space. After all, the idea is to do everything and be creative. When you are doing some mad stuff, it’s fun. After that, you just come home and have fun. There’s nothing like it, right? I think a good actor’s need is to be saleable and at the same time, they should be trying to make some out-of-the-box choices in movies. It’s interesting to do that in art. But yes, you do need to keep an eye on the numbers too.

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Saif Ali Khan and the team of Kalaakandi go on a trippy trip

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on January 21, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan: The Nawab introspects

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

Saif Ali Khan is no stranger to experimentation. As he muses over mortality in his next, Kaalakaandi, he lets us take a glimpse into his private life and journey so far…

Saif Ali Khan is a man on a mission. After having a not-so-great year, Saif is now awaiting the release of his black comedy Kaalakaandi that deals with life and death. In a freewheeling chat, Saif talks about his movie, drugs, kids and more. Excerpts:

Life, death and karma:

“When a person is about to die, what are the thoughts that go through one’s mind? I’ve never thought about those things. One might feel like they’d not live to see the sun rise the next day, at times. But then they go on and live for thirty more years. We sometimes wish to accumulate bank balance for our future but later in life you realise you haven’t enjoyed life to the fullest.

But then the energy levels function in a different manner for every person. We all compete to be different from one another.

At this juncture in my life, I agree with the fact that human beings need to strike a balance in their own lives. We need to control it better.”

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I want to do more age-appropriate roles, says Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on January 13, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

He answered most questions in a jovial mood till he got miffed with one particular question toward the end of the session.

Actor Saif Ali Khan is known for his sense of humour, both on and off screen. When he came to promote his upcoming movie Kaalakaandi in the capital, he was his usual witty self. He answered most questions in a jovial mood till he got miffed with one particular question toward the end of the session.

Asked about how excited and nervous he was about the his wife Kareena’s ‘comeback’ film and his daughter Sara’s debut movie, the 47-year-old actor said, “You get anxious before any film. Sara has her whole life ahead of her. It feels like it is my debut film that’s up for a release. It’s her dream, and I hope all her dreams come true. Kareena is a great artiste, and I have seen how well she has concentrated on her health and fitness, and had you asked this question (on comeback) to her, she would have probably thrown something at you, like a shoe maybe. As according to her, she has always been around. But I guess the youngest gets the most attention.”

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