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Saif Ali Khan on why he stayed mum about recent CAA protests

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on January 5, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has rarely voiced his opinions about current affairs and he has now said that he avoids speaking about such issues as he understands that his desires are perhaps irrelevant to people. He added that he is privileged and does not feel “disenfranchised with that”.

Speaking in an interview, Saif said, “Which is why (the privileges that he enjoys) I tend to keep quiet. Because I understand, that I am not only privileged, but my wants and desires are probably irrelevant to people with burning issues in a literally burning environment. So I get that, and I am quite happy with that. And I don’t feel disenfranchised with that. I do feel that I am absolutely way too privileged to really enter into that conversation with any relevant point of view.

He further told the daily, “I think, in a country like ours, taking either stand sometimes can have different results than what happens normally in an environment where people can voice views and discuss stuff and life goes on. It is a slightly more volatile environment, where the impact of what you say is louder, and some people enjoy that impact, I guess. I am not sure that I do, so I am still trying to form my opinion. It is a very interesting time and a disturbing time and you hear a lot of things, on one hand. And you are wondering how the country is going to define itself. That’s on one hand. And honestly, on the other hand, and I don’t mean to offend anyone when I say this, I have never been happier living in my country. The kind of medical treatment that is available to me and my family, the education for my kids, the professional employment and the work I am getting, everything about my life in India is better than it has ever been. So, I am hopeful.”

Saif is currently awaiting the release of period drama, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior where he reunites with Omkara co-star Ajay Devgn. The film also stars Kajol and hits theatres on January 10. Later this month, he also has Jawaani Jaaneman lined up for release.

Saif Ali Khan turns designer?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on September 29, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is back to work, and also back to endorsements. When his films were seeing a downslide, he wasn’t signing up any brands as he felt that they were not great offers. But the actor is now back on his feet after the superb response he received over web series Sacred Games.

The actor is now the brand ambassador for a clothing brand that looks at sustainability and taking care of the environment through organic material.

“My style is quite classic, but it also quite casual. You can see a white T-shirt and a blue-jeans in my wardrobe and you can find a classic suit there as well,” says the actor. “I have a very old sweater from the 90s that has a few holes in it, and it is falling apart. It slightly embarrasses my wife (Kareena Kapoor). She likes it… but she wouldn’t mind if it got lost,” Saif adds with a chuckle.

Incidentally, rumour has it that Saif may also turn designer for the brand by curating some clothes very soon.

“Saif Ali Khan Can Carry Anything & Everything In Great Style” : Arjun Kapoor

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on September 26, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor finds Saif Ali Khan the best dressed man in Bollywood. He says the “Kaalakaandi” actor can make even a simple kurta and bandana look cool. In a tete-e-tete, Arjun opens up about his fashion preferences.

* Who do you think is the best dressed man in Bollywood?

Saif Ali Khan, undoubtedly. He carries his clothes really well. He can wear a kurta and a bandana and still make it look good. He wears sunglasses with it and still manages to look cool. He wears great suits. He can wear a jeans and a T-shirt with boots and makes it look so good. He is really cool!

Saif Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal, be warned

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on September 12, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

The FWICE has issued a notice to the actor and singer against performing for Pakistani organiser Rehan Siddiqui.

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), who had earlier admonished Mika Singh and later banned him from working in Indian films, have now turned their guns at anyone who performs in Pakistan or for Pakistanis across the world.

Mika had reportedly performed at an event in Pakistan recently, for which he came under the lights of criticism. The singer, along with Salman Khan, was also slated to perform in another show for a Pakistani national based in the US, and both eventually dropped out. An FWICE official had also threatened to ban Salman, albeit unofficially if he didn’t pull out from the event.

Recently, when the FWICE came to know that Diljit Dosanjh was to perform for the same Pakistani organiser Rehan Siddiqui, they not only told him not to perform but also wrote to the Ministry of External Affairs to “cancel his visa”. We are in possession of the documents sent to the External Affairs ministry.

Additionally, the FWICE has also sent missives to Saif Ali Khan as well as singer Shreya Ghoshal, and have warned them against performing for the Pakistani organiser.

Saif Ali Khan is on a unique tour in the US: Here’s what it’s all about

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on August 28, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Recently, Saif Ali Khan wrapped up the shoot of his film Jawaani Jaaneman in London, and after celebrating his birthday there on August 16, returned to India on August 21. The following night, the actor flew to the US where he has embarked on a unique tour. The Baazaar star is holding talk shows in different cities of America, where he is interacting with his fans on a personal level talking about his work and life experiences. He has already visited San Jose, Seattle and Dallas. His next talk show will be in Houston on August 30 followed by Atlanta on 31st and New Jersey on September 1.

When asked about the idea behind it, Saif, who garnered rave reviews and global recognition for his turn as a cop in a web series based on Vikram Chandra’s book Sacred Games, says, “It is a kind of ‘TED Talk’. It’s a chance to interact with fans abroad intimately. To chat with them about personal things and professional. The audience should enjoy a different kind of interaction. It’s not performing as much as a glimpse into the real person, to laugh together and connect. I feel much closer to the people I have spoken to. It’s a great type of promotion for the work we do.” Saif will next be seen in Laal Kaptaan as a Naga Sadhu.

‘What if he is not interested?’- Saif Ali Khan expresses his concern over son Taimur Ali Khan entering Bollywood

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on May 15, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s adorable little munchkin Taimur Ali Khan is a star in his own right. The little kiddo can give any star a run-for-his-money with his popularity. In fact, the paparazzi have permanently stationed themselves outside his residence to catch a glimpse of the toddler as he goes about his daily life. Taimur’s popularity is such that there is a doll after him and recently Kareena joked about Taimur entering Bollywood and stated that his entry will send Khiladi Kumar’s popularity for a toss.

So, when Saif appeared on Arbaaz Khan’s chat show Pinch and came across a comment on Twitter about Taimur’s Bollywood debut he could not hold back his amusement but still gave an answer like a concerned father. He said, “Everyone I speak to, everybody around thinks that all the kids want to join films and they do. Most of our kids want to do that which is a good thing, a great thing but I don’t know why I am a little concerned about that. I feel there should be other choices…somebody might want to say I want to become a doctor or a lawyer kind of stuff. Maybe I am sounding very old-fashioned but anyway, I am not interested in making his debut in Bollywood and neither is he.”

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Saif Ali Khan to shed weight for Jawaani Jaaneman

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on April 30, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Undergoing body transformation is one of the key aspects of getting into a role for any actor. Saif Ali Khan built muscles for his look in Taanaji but now he has to shed off all that for Jawaani Jaaneman. He will start work for the film from mid-June in London. It is a 45 days schedule. Known to get under the skin of his characters, Saif Ali Khan underwent intense prep for his role in Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, which included bulking up and working on a muscular frame for the ambitious period drama. He took lessons in sword fighting and horse riding for hours for the challenging action sequences. Saif Ali Khan will now shed weight to sport a leaner frame for his upcoming next, Jawaani Jaaneman, under his home banner Black Knight Films.

A source informed, “After wrapping up the schedule for Taanaji, Saif is going on a special diet to get leaner. He will train for two hours a day to shed muscle for his role in Jawaani Jaaneman. He starts shooting for the film in London this mid June through a tight 45 day schedule. Given that there’s little time on hand, he will be putting in the extra hours to work on his physique as he steps into the shoes of a middle age man who confronts the harsh reality of his life in the coming of age film.”

Sacred Games will release in August and Navdeep Singh’s next by end of this year. Taanaji will release in early 2020. He also has Jawaani Jaaneman and Shoot Tantrik in his kitty.