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Saif Ali Khan and the snowstorm in the Big Apple

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on March 27, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan wrapped up the final schedule of Raja Krishna Menon’s gastronomical comedy, Chef, last week in New York before leaving for London for a vacation with actress-wife Kareena Kapoor. A source associated with the film, which is produced by Vikram Malhotra and Bhushan Kumar, reveals that the team shot the film’s opening scenes, which showcase his character’s life as a professional chef, in the week-long New York schedule.

Saif’s chef later leaves his life in the Big Apple behind to start a food truck in India. We shot in a restaurant, a diner, a bar and on the streets of Manhattan in sub-zero temperatures. Though it was miserably cold, the weather worked in the film’s favour as the script demanded snowfall. In the original Hollywood film, Chef Carl Casper (played by filmmaker-actor Jon Favreau), starts a food truck after losing his restaurant job following a showdown with a formidable food critic and a disagreement with the restaurant’s owner. Raja told Mirror, “We have portrayed a unique side of New York, shot in places where our films rarely go to.

We were hit by a snowstorm and the temperature dipped to below zero. It was really sporting of Saif and my crew to shoot in such extreme conditions so that we could use it to our advantage and create the exact mood I had envisaged for this section of the film.”

A photo of Saif Ali Khan on the set of Chef in New York

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Shooting for Saif Ali Khan’s Chef in New York delayed

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

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Saif Ali Khan resumes shooting for his dramedy, Raja Krishna Menon’s Chef today, but plans to shoot in New York have been pushed ahead because of the extreme chill and snowfall. The film is an Indian adaptation of Jon Favreau’s 2014 Hollywood film by the same name.

A source close to the development informs that they have to shoot a montage song and the climax in NY.“The New York schedule initially planned for January will now happen in February. For now Saif and his onscreen son, Svar Kamble, will shoot at a Mumbai studio for a week.“

Director Raja Krishna Menon confirmed that they will be shooting in New York for four-five days. “We are waiting for the weather to improve. At the moment we are told we will get just six hours of light so we have pushed the schedule by a month,“ he reasons.

“Saif Ali Khan is perfect for the role in Phantom”: Kabir Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has teamed up with director Kabir Khan for the first time in Phantom. Though the two never worked with each other before, their respective films on similar topics, which coincidentally released around the same time, pretty much made them seem like competitors.

For instance, Kabir’s New York and Saif starrer Kurbaan, released in 2009, both delved on how the 9/11 terror attacks in the US changed the lives of migrants, while Agent Vinod (2012) and Ek Tha Tiger (2012) were both spy thrillers about spies from rival countries (India and a Pakistan) falling in love. Speaking about this unique relationship, Kabir stated, “Yes, for some strange reason, we were pitted against each other as our films were similar. We talked about it. I always wanted to work with him. Saif is an exciting actor. He is a perfect blend of ‘star and actor’. I wanted someone for Phantom, whose actor persona doesn’t overshadow the character. Saif was perfect for the role.”

Saif Ali Khan will be the grand marshal for New York City’s annual parade

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on August 11, 2012 by saifalikhanonline

Millions of Indian Americans around the country will be celebrating India’s 65th Independence Day over the next few weeks.

Colorful floats, big-name celebrities, and cultural performances will highlight festivities around the nation this year as Indian Americans pay tribute to their forefathers’ struggle for independence from nearly two centuries of British rule.

The biggest parade in the country, hosted by the Federation of Indian Associations for the 32nd time this year, will take place in Manhattan Aug. 19 and features Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, cricketer Anil Kumble, 40 floats, and dance and song performances. Between 140,000 and 200,000 people are expected to attend.

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Poster for Independence Day Parade – Saif Ali Khan as Grand Marshall

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on July 29, 2012 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan to lead Independence Day Parade in New York

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on July 1, 2012 by saifalikhanonline