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Has Saif Ali Khan opted out of Sajid Khan’s film?

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

Saif apparently doesn’t wish to be part of Sajid’s film

Saif Ali Khan and Sajid Khan worked together in Humshakals three years ago. The film did not do well and Saif had expressed his displeasure over it by calling it a mistake. He also went on to say that there was no script as such and he did whatever Sajid asked him to do. Later however, the actor chose to bury the hatchet and apologised for his comments. Now according to latest buzz Sajid has again offered a film to Saif. A source says, “Sajid has been working on a script for quite some time now. He has finished writing it and narrated it to Saif. But Saif was apparently not keen to be part of the project and has turned it down.”

It is said that Sajid is making an action film and Saif is said to have refused it without even suggesting changes or further discussion.

Saif has just finished working on his film Chef, and has started shooting for Baazaar with Nikhil Advani.

Do you know what’s common between Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on May 7, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Not only Shahid Kapoor but John Abraham and Saif Ali Khan too are apparently hunting for a new house in Bandra. John and Saif already have beautifully done up homes in the upscale suburb. Yet they are said to be scouting for new properties. Maybe with lil’ Taimur’s arrival, parents Saif and Kareena Kapoor Khan now want a bigger space. After all, they would want the best for their little prince. We wish John and Saif find their dream zones by the sea.

We live in a fear-based industry. That is the motivator, the prime mover, says Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , on April 28, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

At the Express Adda held in Mumbai last week, actor Saif Ali Khan spoke to Deputy Editor Seema Chishti on the changes in Hindi cinema, censorship and being boxed in by identities.

Your mother, Sharmila Tagore, said in an interview that like all non-conformist parents, who want their kids to conform, she wanted her children to settle down but she added that you always preferred the sea to the comfort of the harbour. After your education abroad, you wanted to be an actor.

My dad (Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi) said he can send me to a good school and university and that’s what he did. Sadly, after a while I lost all interest in academics and pursuing anything that would lead to a 9-5 job. When the late Mr BR Chopra visited Delhi and offered me an ad and something to do with movies, for the first time it gave me a sense of purpose. I was also fortunate to come into movies at a time when the audiences were quite forgiving. I had just returned from England, I used to speak Hindi with a little bit of an accent. But people and the press were kind. Even though I loved my profession, I felt no connection with the characters I played in the 90s. But Dil Chahta Hai changed that. For the first time, I wasn’t playing a version of Amitabh Bachchan or Shashi Kapoor but a guy in a t-shirt and shorts. Being a part of such a film was liberating.

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One lesson that Sara Ali Khan has learnt from dad Saif Ali Khan

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

Saif wants her to be like Aamir Khan, and Sara seems to have taken his advice quite seriously

Sara Ali Khan seems to have taken dad Saif’s life gyaan to heart. He asked her to push for creativity and not get caught up in the film industry race. This may be the reason Sara refused to be a part of Karan Johar’s Student of the Year 2. Word has it that the Khan girl did not want to be a part of a two-heroine project even though KJo is known to be the father of young debuts.

In an interview to Indian Express, Saif said, “I told her once, try to concentrate on the art. Look at people like Aamir Khan, you can make your own rules. Don’t get caught up with what it seems to be about. You can take a script and check into a Venice hotel by the canal, read your script, think. Be creative, see the world. Don’t get caught up in the tiny politics. Push for creativity.”

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Saif Ali Khan is addicted to web series

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

Recently at an event, when media asked Saif Ali Khan what’s good about cinema, the kind of cinema we make, he spoke passionately about the advent of web Recently at an event, when media asked Saif Ali Khan what’s good about cinema, the kind of cinema we make, he spoke passionately about the advent of web content.

Not many know people that Saif Ali Khan is a web series junkie.

The actor has developed a new liking towards the new format of entertainment that the platform has to offer. He has been hooked to a good cinema and this format for a while.

Saif Ali Khan has always been a step ahead with his films and kind of characters he has played. Whether it is his character in Dil Chahta hai, Ek Haseena Thi, Being Cyrus, Omkara or Agent Vinod.

Now, with an advent of digital content, he is exploring all genres, including documentaries and content from across the globe.

Saif, when free is hooked onto his iPad and starts streaming to web series. He has a voracious appetite for new age content. He is experimental in his watching habits. He doesn’t stick to a genre or kind of cinema.

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.