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Saif Ali Khan will be special guest at Express Adda today

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

Saif Ali Khan will be the guest at Express Adda in Mumbai on Tuesday.

At a time when the Hindi film industry is going through an interesting phase, with old norms of success being challenged by new ways of storytelling, actor Saif Ali Khan will be the guest at Express Adda in Mumbai on Tuesday. The son of acclaimed actor Sharmila Tagore and ace cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Khan, 46 comes from a lineage of cinema, sports, literature and royalty. He has done a range of films since his screen debut with Parampara in 1992, from commercial potboilers typical of the Nineties to big banner blockbusters like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Salaam Namaste and Race. His role in Hum Tum won him the National Award for Best Actor in 2005. He was also awarded the Padma Shri in 2010.

In a career that has seen its share of ups and downs, Khan has managed to maintain a balance between commercial successes and independent-spirited films. His Dil Chahta Hai (2001) was among the first films to capture the lives of the urban youth in post-liberalisation India. He followed it up with movies like Ek Hasina Thi (2004), Parineeta (2005) and Being Cyrus (2005). However, one of his finest and most memorable roles remains that of Langda Tyagi in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara (2006).

In 2009, Khan expanded the scope of his career by turning producer. He launched his banner with friend Dinesh Vijan, Illuminati Films, which has produced several successful and acclaimed films, including Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal (2009) and the irreverent zombie comedy Go Goa Gone (2013). Over the years, Khan has found himself in news as much for his professional advances as for his personal life. The actor took on the title of ‘Nawab of Pataudi’ after his father’s death in 2011. Married to Kareena Kapoor, he is currently juggling fatherhood — his son, Taimur, was born in December last year — with work. Khan will be seen next in Akshat Verma’s quirky comedy, Kalaagandi, and the remake of Jon Favreau’s Chef. Khan will be in conversation with The Indian Express Deputy Editor Seema Chishti.

The Express Adda is a series of informal interactions organised by The Indian Express Group and features people who have been at the centre of change. In the past, it has hosted filmmaker Karan Johar, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Niti Aayog Vice Chairperson Arvind Panagariya, writer Amitav Ghosh, cricketer Rohit Sharma, economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, and, most recently, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian.

How Taimur Ali Khan inspires Saif to find work life balance

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

Saif Ali Khan, who became a proud father to son Taimur Ali Khan in December 2016, is busy enjoying his fatherhood all over again. However, because of numerous obligations, he hasn’t been able to spend as much time as he wants with the apple of his eye. In a recent interview to a leading daily he commented that when he’s doing a 9am to 9 pm shift he doesn’t even get to see Taimur as the tiny tot is sleeping when Saif goes out to work and even when he comes back home. Saif emphasised he doesn’t want to continue with this scheme of things and wants to achieve a better work life balance. Let’s hope he achieves it soon and gets more time for himself as well for Taimur.

I have a place in the world as well as in the industry: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on April 6, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan says ‘balance is the key’ as the idea is to carry on with his work in the best manner but not overwork also.

He has been part of Bollywood for close to 25 years now. And now, Saif Ali Khan admits that he is in a “good space” in life as well as career. “I do realise that it has taken me a while to reach this stage and that it has been a kind of chequered past with ups and downs. But that’s great because I feel good, and feel as I have learnt everything on my own. Also, I feel I have a place in the world as well as in the industry,” says the actor.

At the same time, as Saif balances his professional and personal life (he has a daughter Sara, who will soon make her Bollywood debut; and son Ibrahim) with son Taimur being the latest addition in the family, he admits “balance is the key”. “When I am doing a 9am to 9pm shift, I don’t even get to see Taimur because I leave the house before he wakes up, and by the time I get back, he is sleeping. And I don’t know if I want to do that a lot (smiles). I want to balance it and have some time for myself too. So, the idea is to carry on doing my work in the best manner but not overwork also,” he says.

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Saif Ali Khan felt bad for UK-based woman duped on Tinder with his picture

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on April 2, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

British man, Antony Ray, had used actor Saif Ali Khan’s photos to fool UK resident Anna Rowe on Tinder. Saif says that while he felt bad for the woman, it is a warning for those who depend on apps, websites to find love.

Actor Saif Ali Khan has reacted to reports that a British national, Antony Ray, used the actor’s pictures on the dating app Tinder to start a relationship with a UK- based woman, Anna Rowe. On being asked about the incident, Saif tells us in a text message, “I felt bad for the lady and was complimented the man chose my picture.”

However, the 46-year-old actor says that an incident like this should make people take note of the hazards of looking for love on mobile applications and websites.

“This is a good example of the risks of online dating. There is a parallel universe out there and people need to be aware that they may be taken for a ride. Sometimes the deception can even lead to violence and death, as in Israel a few years ago when a boy was lured into enemy territory by a fake date and was killed,” he says.

Khan adds that while people need to be careful, even apps need to verify the identity of the users.

“A new world requires new awareness and rules like authentication of identity for certain sites should certainly exist. These will always be a risk though,” he says.

The talented Saif Ali Khan’s career is far from over

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

Saif Ali Khan is undoubtedly one of the finest actors of Bollywood.

Although his popularity might not be in the same league as the other three Khans, Aamir, SRK and Salman, he is in no way a lesser actor than any of them.

In fact, if one goes by his performances over the years, he can be said to be the most versatile ‘Khan’. Be it comedy or crime dramas or romance, Saif has done it all and walked away with aplomb all the time.

But, for an actor of his calibre, the unfortunate thing is that his recent string of flops has suddenly started raising questions about his capability in pulling the audiences to the theatre, especially when the much awaited Rangoon with the extraordinarily talented filmmaker, Vishal Bharadwaj tanked at the box office.

Released on 24th February, Rangoon till now has only managed to rake in 21.47 crores, according to sources, and has rather less chances of redeeming itself in the coming days.

Saif plays the quintessential British-like Parsi character of Rusi Bilmoria in the the gorgeously shot period love story, Rangoon and easily delivers his best performance of the recent times, but even then it wasn’t enough to save the film from becoming one of the biggest flops of his career.

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Saif Ali Khan likes to walk away the stress

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on February 26, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is a fitness freak. He not only loves working out at the gym with his trainer but loves to go walking every day.

Says a source, “He thinks walking is a great stress-buster and whenever he can, he puts on his track suit and jogging shoes and goes walking along the lanes of Bandra till he reaches the sea-facing side. For Saif, while walking in London is more preferable as the streets are better and more parks, in Mumbai he doesn’t let anything deter him from taking a brisk 45-minute walk. Wife Kareena is not so much a walker, but is more into other forms of exercises. When he walks Saif loves listening to music and is usually alone. The actor wears a cap and a hoodie to cover his face so he’s not recognised.”

The man had used a picture of noted Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan on his Tinder account.

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on February 25, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

A heartbroken woman who was lured into a 14-month relationship by a married father with a fake Tinder account is demanding a change in the law to make ‘catfishing’ illegal. The man had used a picture of noted Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan on his Tinder account.

According to a dailymail.co.uk report, Anna Rowe, 44, met a man calling himself ‘Antony Ray’ after they matched on the dating app and they met up after three months of talking online.

He told her they were ‘creating something special’ and would refer to her as ‘Mrs Ray’ and ‘future wife’ during thousands of messages, though he made excuses for why he could only meet up with her sporadically, the report added.

But she eventually became suspicious and hired a private investigator, who revealed that he was a married father with a separate mobile phone and social media accounts to conduct his affairs.

Ms Rowe, a teaching assistant from Canterbury, Kent, had become a victim of ‘catfishing’, the process of using fake accounts and sometime pictures to create a false identity and lure someone into a relationship.