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“I am mighty excited about Phantom” : Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is game for playing unconventional roles.

For years, filmmakers have seen him as an actor ideal for romantic capers but Saif Ali Khan is eying roles which are challenging and unconventional. Unlike many heroes who yearn to portray larger-than-life characters, Saif is enthusiastic about getting work in socially relevant films where he can infuse life into characters written keeping in mind small town men. He has been happy to portray an oppressed Dalit character in Prakash Jha’s Aarakshan and a scheming conman in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Omkara.

One meets the seasoned actor inside the green room at Kingdoms of Dream in Gurgaon. To break the ice one starts by complimenting him for his portrayal of an urbane happy-go-lucky character in Dil Chahta Hai, even though the film was released many summers ago. After a long thank you, the actor says, “Well, Dil Chahta Hai was a turning point but I think Yeh Dillagi would better fit that description. In fact, Yeh Dillagi was the turning point in Indian cinema. Having said this, I would like to mention here that Dil Chahta Hai changed the style of portraying hero in our films. My character was a confused chap, a young Bandraiite who people in Mumbai and other cities were able to identify with. Yes it was a happy-go-lucky type of character.”

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An unseen photo of Saif Ali Khan and the cast of Aarakshan

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2013 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan playing Nawabi host to Ajay Devgn

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2013 by saifalikhanonline

Saif has taken charge of playing the perfect host in his kingdom. The actor is in Bhopal to be with his wife Kareena Kapoor for the shooting of Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha. But he is also extending his hospitality to buddy Ajay Devgn who is in the city to shoot for the same film. He apparently planned an elaborate nawabi lunch and dinner for the Singham actor. Saif wanted his friend to enjoy a true royal experience and made sure he made the arrangements.
“Saif has always been a good host. He and Ajay go back a long way.

Knowing Saif ’s meticulous planning and hospitable nature, his staff in Bhopal will be on their toes. They have been making the best biryani and kebabs for Ajay,” says our source.

On February 13, Ajay arrived in Bhopal and was personally received by Saif and his team.

Their friendship was established in 1999 with the success of Kachche Dhaage.

Teacher’s Day: Bollywood’s favourite gurus – Saif Ali Khan As Deepak Kumar

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan As Deepak Kumar (Aarakhshan)
This Prakash Jha socio-political drama shows how a teacher can use education as a power tool to bring justice on campus. After declaration of reservation for OBC students by the Supreme Court, cast-based riots spread on campus resulting in termination of the principal. Saif Ali Khan, who plays a Dalit teacher, joins the principal in teaching the needy children in cowsheds.

In the 4th part of the interview, Saif Ali Khan discusses upcoming projects

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2012 by saifalikhanonline

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Aarakshan premiere on Max today

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by saifalikhanonline

Aarakshan only on Max – Saif Ali Khan’s award winning role

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2012 by saifalikhanonline

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