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Saif Ali Khan: Lesser known facts

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

1/15 Story of how Saif Ali Khan prepared for his role in ‘Go Goa Gone’ will leave you puzzled

Raj and DK’s ‘Go Goa Gone’ remains one of the first and only zombie movies Bollywood has ever had. While the fans await the makers to come up with the second instalment of the film, we got hold of a small detail pertaining to the first part.

According to reports, for Saif, who played the role of Boris, it was a task to get into the skin of his character who sported a golden hair and faked a Russian accent. The makers, it is said, came up with an idea to help Saif go ahead with his character. They got him ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ by Max Brooks which apparently has a hilarious take on a zombie invasion. Needless to say, Saif pulled off his character with ease.

The makers are reportedly now returning with the sequel to the film. The shooting for the film will start in January, next year.

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Saif Ali Khan’s Kaalakaandi might help establish he has the skills

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has always tried to experiment with his roles in the past, but will his upcoming film Kaalakaandi finally help establish that his entire career has not been a fluke?

Saif Ali Khan has had an interesting career graph. From doing typical 1990s dramas to playing the man that has commitment issues, Khan has tried to adjust with changing times. In fact, this is even more reflective in the period he began taking risks in terms of the roles he chose to portray on screen. Kya Kehna, Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Dil Chahta Hai, Darna Mana Hai, Ek Hasina Thi, Parineeta, Salaam Namaste, Being Cyrus, Omkara, Eklavya: The Royal Guard and Aarakshan: the evolution of Saif the actor is there for all to see.

The actor’s last release, Chef, was an Indian remake of the American movie of the same name. Chef was a slice-of-life film directed by Raja Krishna Menon about a failing chef and father trying to get his life in order, professionally as well as personally. Granted, it was not as good as the original, but was definitely worth a watch.

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Here’s why Saif Ali Khan wouldn’t star in a biopic on his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Biopics are the latest flavour in Bollywood. From sports personalities to actors, legends are getting a full-fledged feature film being made on their lives and struggles. Late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi aka Tiger Pataudi was one such person who was not just another iconic sportsperson but also his personality and aura made him a legend.

When his son and actor Saif Ali Khan was asked about a biopic on his dad by a leading tabloid, he replied, “I am keen to produce the film. But we have to find the right guy who can play my father. There is not much footage available. So whoever plans to make it, will have to do a lot of research.”

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Getting Reel with Saif Ali Khan – he talks about his movies

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

RANGOON (2017)

Vishal Bhardwaj has the talent to create a world of his own, give his characters fascinating quirks and draw you out as a performer. His upcoming film, Rangoon, took me to the jungles of Arunachal Pradesh, into huts where you lived out of a sleeping bag. It gave me a chance to wear the stiff-as-cardboard shirts from my Winchester college days in England and the Trilby hats I usually get to dust out only when Kareena and I are at Gstaad during New Year’s. It also gave me a chance to research cufflinks and ties, inhabit the world of Hollywood’s ’40s heroes like Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn, and my grandfather Iftikhar Ali Khan

I loved this journey into the past and my only regret is that I forgot the white gloves lying in my wardrobe which would have looked so good with the black dinner jackets. Rustom Billimoria is an action hero-turned-studio boss. The physicality of the role was a challenge because Rusi’s lost his right hand while doing a stunt and this meant I had to do everything left handed, even a sword fight. That wasn’t too difficult actually since I’ve had some practise playing cricket left-handed.

A couple of days into the first schedule, Vishal who’d asked me to bulk up for the role given the guy’s action background, felt I should cut down a bit. I told him it was too late, besides I’ve seen guys in the gym working out with one hand so it was okay. During our earlier film, Omkara, Vishal was less busy. This time, he had his hands full and I had to prep up more though he still contributed to my performance. And the artistic integrity I found on the sets of Omkara I discovered again only in Rangoon. That, I’d say, is the magic of Vishal Bhardwaj!

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Saif Ali Khan’s next to be a psycho-comic drama

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

Known for making women-centric movies like ‘Mardaani’, ‘Parineeta’ and ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’, filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar is going slightly off-beat with his upcoming project. Based on the popular play titled, ‘Shimla Coffee House’ directed by veteran film, television and theatre personality Rakesh Bedi, Sarkar has approached Saif Ali Khan for the film . As per sources, the two (Pradeep Sarkar and Rakesh bedi) have met each other to discuss the script, but nothing is known about the outcome yet.

What comes across to be a psycho-comic drama, the story revolves around a small cafe located at the foothills of Shimla, that is managed by a waiter named Satish Kashyap. A popular author often visits the cafe to pen down his series of short stories. It is during one such visit that a fan picks up certain issues with one of his stories, and the entire disagreement and the fight that drags the waiter into the scene, is what forms the crux of the story.

Magazine Scans: Pradeep Sarkar on Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Magazine Scan with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Credit to Katrina Kaif Online (@KatrinaKaifFB)

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Kolkata and half bong Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on March 30, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Two trailers in the last two weeks, and both of them featuring Kolkata and Bengalis. Be still my beating heart! After all, in Bollywood – even though there are a few leading actresses who are Bengali – there is an absurd absence of any Bengali hero.

No, Mimoh Chakravarty, fruit of Mithun’s loins, does not count. And yes, while I’d like to co-opt the half Bong Abhishek Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan, I must admit it’s a bit of a cultural stretch.

Over the years, Bengal has been slowly but surely re-entering Bollywood with stories set in Kolkata popping up every now and then. Perhaps taking heart from the success of a film like Kahaani, YRF and Dibakar Banerjee bring us Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, starring the very agile and fit Sushant Singh Rajput as Bakshy – with a Y.

This film’s trailer is one that all of us Bengali women should clasp closely to our bosoms. Because nowhere in Kolkata is there a man – on or off screen – who can do the calisthenics that Bakshy does without having an immediate cardiac arrest or getting a hernia.

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