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Saif Ali Khan hoping for a better 2018

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

Saif Ali Khan’s promising crime thriller ‘Baazaar’ has been delayed from its planned release of December 2017. Buzz suggests that the Gauravv K Chawla project has a few changes to be incorporated due to which, the film may not meet the deadline of 2017 and has been pushed to 2018. Interestingly, this is not the only film of Saif Ali Khan that’s facing a delay. The much talked about ‘Kaalakaandi’ too has not seen the light of the day. The makers are now planning for a complete digital release of ‘Kaalakaandi’, which is directed by Akshat Verma.

Saif Ali Khan has had two big screen releases this year, ‘Rangoon’ and ‘Chef’. Both these films performed poorly at the box office. Moving away from Bollywood, Saif recently bowed out of mini-series based on Subhash Chandra Bose, directed by Kabir Khan. The actor will soon feature in a Netflix original ‘Sacred Games’, with Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane working on the project.

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Saif Ali Khan to release Kaalakaandi on Netflix

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on October 25, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has got his kitty full this year. The actor already had Rangoon and Chef release this year. Kaalakaandi is lined-up next. Saif’s first look in the film has got us hooked. Fans were waiting for the film to release in September. But it had a run-in with the Censor Board, which resulted in the delay.

Now, we hear that the film won’t have a theatrical release. Instead it will be streamed digitally. Speaking about the film, a source indicated that Kaalakaandi will release on Netflix as the content of the film might not get a green signal from the Censor Board. Kaalakaandi is directed by Akshat Verma and with digital market reaching the rooftop; this decision might fall in favour of the cast and makers of the film.

Talking about the film, Saif earlier told a leading tabloid, “Kaalakaandi is a film I’m so happy to be part of! It’s a cross section of Mumbai with underworld goons, doomed bankers and idealistic lovers in this karmic tale about love, crime and living a lifetime in one night!! Akshat Verma has written and directed this unique movie. He’s probably the only voice that tells it exactly like it actually is. Mumbai is a crazy, beautiful city and he is captured it perfectly in this very fun and moving film.”

Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi to have a theatrical release: producers

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on October 18, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The dismal performance of Saif Ali Khan-starrer Chef, despite winning accolades from critics, has hampered the release of the actor’s next, Kaalakaandi. After having missed its September 8 release date, the Akshat Verma-directed drama, we hear, will now only release on the digital platform.

“After struggling to find a distributor for the film due to Saif’s previous debacles, it’s unlikely that the film will see the light of day soon. In fact, the makers have decided to release it digitally after a few months. In all likelihood, it will screen on Netflix.”
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Kaalakaandi producer Ashi Dua however quashes the suggestions, stating that the team is zeroing in on a date, but is struggling to procure one given the array of films lined up in the upcoming months. “Unfortunately, most dates in November and December are taken. But, the film will have a theatrical release for sure. We have got a clearance from the Censor Board.”

Should the film hit theatres, it will only acquire limited screens, a production unit says. The source also states that the film’s rights have already been sold to digital platform. “The producers haven’t ruled out a theatrical screening, but, a major digital release is being considered,” the source says, further adding that the film’s unique concept makes it a tough sale to distributors.

One part of the trio of sub-plots in Kaalankaandi sees Khan as an ailing man, living in denial of his impending death. “The distributors’ opinion remains conservative, and they presume that a film like this one, will not be a draw.”

Shenaz Treasury: Saif Ali Khan is someone I would love to be buddies with

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

After casting her spell in the west, actress-turned-travel blogger Shenaz Treasury is back to showbiz in her home country. She will soon scorch the screen in the much-awaited flick ‘Kaalakaandi’ that stars Saif Ali Khan in the lead. The film that is touted to be an intriguing drama which revolves around incidents that take place in one night, the gorgeous lass portrays the character of Ayesha. In a candid chat with Shenaz, she dished out details on her role, upcoming projects and her love for the accidental career.

Excerpts from the interview:

Tell us about your role in ‘Kaalakandi’

I play Ayesha. Strong, bold woman of the world who knows what she wants. She’s fun, funny and knows how to have a good time. She believes in living life to the fullest and partying till the sun comes up. She’s a party animal and is the queen of Bombay’s nightlife. She plays ditsy but is very smart and when s**t hits the fan, she’s the one in charge.

How was it working with Saif?

Saif is a sweetheart. Complete gentleman, very easy to hang out with. Engaging, interesting, intelligent and funny. He is someone I would love to be buddies with.

Is it a conscious decision to not be a part of Hindi commercial films or is it because there aren’t enough substantial roles for women out there?

I’ve been working in the US for the past 7 years. I just moved back home 2 weeks ago. I was working on projects there. ‘Brown Nation’, ‘The Nightly Show’ and ‘The Big Sick’ -comedy film which I am sure you’ve all watched. I am back, you will see me a lot more now.

“I Worry And Think About The Importance of Life Because of Taimur”: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , on October 5, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is currently in the best phase of his life or so he says. With films like Chef, Kalakaandi, Bazaar and a web series on Sacred Games in the offing, the actor is looking at a busy slate to close the year. We caught him for an interview while he was on a promotional tour for the film Chef.

Which book has had a profound effect on you?

Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead.

Is there any real life personality whom you would like to play?

I would love to do a biopic but can’t think of who. There are so many ideas but we are limited. We can’t keep doing films bashing Pakistan, it’s like America making war films against Germany. A real life character like Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar would be great. I would certainly love to play him.

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Saif Ali Khan’s next Kaalakaandi finds buyers

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on September 27, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s dark comedy Kaalakaandi has been stuck for quite some time. But now, there is good news for this niche film. Says a source, “Saif’s film was shown to a few potential buyers and two studios have liked the movies. They are now vying to back the film, which also means that it should see the light of the day soon.”

Saif Ali Khan admits that he is desperate for a hit

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 26, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The box office hasn’t particularly favoured Saif Ali Khan for the last few years, with the actor braving almost 10 debacles since his last hit, Race 2 (2013), hit the marquee. While his contemporaries dismiss BO numbers, citing that they may not reflect people’s choice, Khan, who is currently prepping for the release of his Raja Krishna Menon-directed film, Chef, confesses that he is desperate for a hit. “It is important that Chef performs well, else I will have to question what is going wrong [with my career]. It affects my image of being a star, because, a star is supposed to be bankable. Yet, it doesn’t affect my confidence.”

Khan, who is currently shooting for India’s first Netflix original, ‘Sacred Games’, says box-office success is a validation of an actor’s credibility. But, he is quick to add that the roles coming his way reveal a different story. “[Despite the debacles of my past films], I still have three films and a Netflix series in my kitty. I have been the first choice for all these projects. So, I am sure I have done something right.” Addressing himself as a “late bloomer”, Khan says he has only begun understanding which script would develop into a notable outing, recently. “I am doing better work, working with better directors than I have,” says the actor, who has Akshat Verma’s ‘Kaalakandi’ and ‘Bazaar’, by Nikkhil Advani in the pipeline.