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Saif Ali Khan says Kaalakaandi beautifully shows the soul of Mumbai

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on July 21, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is having the best phase of his life with great films and now a web series, Sacred Games, in his kitty as well as enjoying his time off with his son Taimur Ali Khan. Saif is also gearing up for his upcoming film Kaalakaandi directed by Akshat Verma.

The actor has a lot of films that he’s working on including, Chef, Bazaar and Kaalakaandi. Saif spoke on working on these projects saying, “Kaalakaandi and some of the other stuff I’ve done like Chef and Baazaar, probably ignited in me this desire to hone my craft better and work at it harder. Working with a fantastic breed of actors and actresses who are so free, unfazed and natural only inspires you to do better.”

Saif even spilled some interesting details about Kaalakaandi. He shared, “I was thinking about how to approach this role in Kaalakaandi, make it believable and not fall into the trap of playing to the gallery. So, I bought a lot of books to read on acting and techniques etc. A lot of it is academic and homework, but that’s what preparation is all about.”

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Kaalakaandi: One of the best movies I’ve been in, says Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on July 21, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Chahta Hai, Delhi Belly, Vicky Donor, Dil Dhadakne Do are all proof that Bollywood does not discourage off-beat movies. New-age films are not something that the Hindi film industry shies away from, having showcased the urban way of life on screen many a times.

Akshat Verma, who wrote the screenplay for the hit Aamir Khan starrer Delhi Belly is returning to the silver screen with his directorial debut Kaalakaandi starring Saif Ali Khan, and the film is touted to be yet another urban spectacle.

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Saif Ali Khan talks about Kaalakaandi, Sacred Games — and that Kangana Ranaut joke at IIFA

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

It’s been an eventful weekend for Saif Ali Khan. No sooner had Kaalakandi’s teaser released last week, than the news came in that he’ll be headlining Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games. Two different projects and platforms tackling Mumbai’s famed underbelly, with Saif playing very distinctive characters. The actor has had some tough luck at the box office in the past couple of years, but his current professional choices look to redeem his image as an actor who balances mainstream and indie roles with Nawabi panache.

Then on Sunday was broadcast the 18th edition of IIFA from New York (actually New Jersey) that was jointly hosted by Karan Johar and Saif. For all the glitzy television spectacle that it was, the hosts were widely panned in the media for unexceptional humour, particularly the tone-deaf treatment of the Kangana-nepotism debate.

Widely regarded as someone who is reasonable and liberal in thoughts and views, Saif being a part of this insular gag, seemed out of touch with his personality. The kind of work he’s doing this year is testimony to the professional and personal introspection that he’s done.
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In a free-wheeling exclusive conversation, Saif, true to his forthright nature, fields every question thrown his way.

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Saif Ali Khan Starrer Kaalakaandi’s Teaser Crosses 2 Million Views In Less Than 48 Hours!

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi is a dark comedy which sees the actor in a very different avatar!

The Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan’s last few films have not been able to perform very well. His releases like ‘Happy Ending’, ‘Phantom’ and ‘Rangoon’ could not create a magic at the box-office.

But it seems that the actor’s upcoming project is going to be a hit. Saif Ali Khan is coming up with the film ‘Kaalakaandi’, whose teaser was released yesterday. While the film is a dark comedy, it sees the actor in a very different avatar.

Saif’s look in the film has managed to grab many eyeballs not only of his fans but the industry insiders too. His quirky look in the film has created a stir on all social media platforms. And the curiosity has skyrocketed after the teaser launch. It has managed to leave its audience in anticipation of what is going to happen next.

The teaser of the film is trending on YouTube and has gained more than 2 million views in less than 48 hours of its release!

Saif had earlier explained about the film saying, “It is a very intelligent and a very nice film made at a small budget and hence can be happily made commercial. It is a story about three people of different strata that run across Mumbai. It is the filmy underworld, by that I mean these two underworld boys – played by Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal, who are involved with the underworld and speak that language. So they have shot that story in a particular way and light. And then they have shot middle-class Mumbai and then a slightly upper-middle-class Mumbai. We are speaking Hindi, Marathi, English… So it is a smattering of what Mumbai is. I am very proud of that.”

Directed by Akshat Verma, ‘Kaalakaandi’ is slated to release on September 8, this year.

Kaalakaandi teaser: Ecstatic Saif Ali Khan has no idea what he is doing and we are loving him

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Kaalakaandi teaser: Saif Ali Khan’s character is either high on life or high on drugs, or simply high! He is doing the craziest things, without even realising why he is doing so. Maybe he is simply enjoying the thrill in his life because at one point you even hear him say “fantastic.

The teaser of Kalaakandi starring Saif Ali Khan released today. The film will mark Saif’s second film this year after Rangoon. In the latest film, his character is either high on life or high on drugs, or simply high! He is doing the craziest things, without even realising why he is doing so. The teaser has left us as surprised as Saif’s look in the film. At one point in the teaser, the actor even confessed “I’m sorry I don’t know why I did that,” after pulling off a crazy act in front of a random lady.

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Screenshots of Saif Ali Khan from the Kaalakaandi teaser

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on July 14, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

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Kaalakaandi | Official Teaser | Saif Ali Khan | Akshat Verma

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2017 by saifalikhanonline