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A photo of Saif Ali Khan with Raja Krishna Menon

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Saif Ali Khan wraps up Chef in New York

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on March 28, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

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The team shot the film’s opening scenes, which showcase Saif’s character’s life as a professional chef.

Saif Ali Khan has wrapped up the final schedule of Raja Krishna Menon’s gastronomical comedy, ‘Chef’, last week in New York before leaving for London. The actor and the crew who were shooting in sub-zero temperature were hit by a snowstorm which led to below zero temperature.

Film produced by Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra, the team shot the film’s opening scenes, which showcase Saif’s character’s life as a professional chef, in the week-long New York schedule. He later leaves his life in the Big Apple behind to start a food truck in India.

The major chunks were shot in a restaurant, a diner, a bar and on the streets of Manhattan in sub-zero temperatures. Though it was miserably cold, the weather worked in the film’s favour as the script demanded snowfall. Raja said, “We have portrayed a unique side of New York, shot in places where our films rarely go to.We were hit by a snowstorm and the temperature dipped to below zero. It was really sporting of Saif and my crew to shoot in such extreme conditions so that we could use it to our advantage and create the exact mood I had envisaged for this section of the film.“

The film is a remake of Hollywood comedy-drama by the same name and is slated to release on July 14.

Saif Ali Khan and the snowstorm in the Big Apple

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

Saif Ali Khan wrapped up the final schedule of Raja Krishna Menon’s gastronomical comedy, Chef, last week in New York before leaving for London for a vacation with actress-wife Kareena Kapoor. A source associated with the film, which is produced by Vikram Malhotra and Bhushan Kumar, reveals that the team shot the film’s opening scenes, which showcase his character’s life as a professional chef, in the week-long New York schedule.

Saif’s chef later leaves his life in the Big Apple behind to start a food truck in India. We shot in a restaurant, a diner, a bar and on the streets of Manhattan in sub-zero temperatures. Though it was miserably cold, the weather worked in the film’s favour as the script demanded snowfall. In the original Hollywood film, Chef Carl Casper (played by filmmaker-actor Jon Favreau), starts a food truck after losing his restaurant job following a showdown with a formidable food critic and a disagreement with the restaurant’s owner. Raja told Mirror, “We have portrayed a unique side of New York, shot in places where our films rarely go to.

We were hit by a snowstorm and the temperature dipped to below zero. It was really sporting of Saif and my crew to shoot in such extreme conditions so that we could use it to our advantage and create the exact mood I had envisaged for this section of the film.”

Getting play-ful with Saif Ali Khan

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

The shoot of the Raja Menon-directed gastronomical comedy-drama, Chef, just wrapped up after a schedule in New York and Chandan Roy Sanyal who plays a Sous chef in it asserts that Saif Ali Khan is the best star he has worked with. “He’s an intelligent, suave, cultured, wellread humorist with a passion for life… A child at heart,” the actor, who grew up watching his films like Main Khiladi Tu Anari, says. He recalls, when Saif invited him home, Chandan gifted him two books, both Hindi translations of Badal Sircar and Jean-Paul Sartre’s plays.

Saif was intrigued when he found that the books were not in English, a language he’s more familiar with, till Chandan pointed out that Saif had books in English on every topic in his personal library. “I told him a book on Hindi plays would be an embellishment and Saif promised to read them, slowly but surely,” says Chandan, who will be seen as a sex-starved virginal buffoon in the upcoming Mirza Juliet.

The Year Ahead: Saif Ali Khan on Kalakaandi, Chef and Baazaar

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , on March 24, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Playing it Saif: The actor has three projects lined up this year.

Saif Ali Khan invested close to a year-and-a-half on Rangoon. Now that the film has released and is largely off the screens, Saif has moved on. He is looking forward to his next three films already, two of which are set to arrive in a matter of few months from now.

“He has a couple of films — Kalakaandi and Chef — in different stages of production. Then he is gearing up to begin work on Nikkhil Advani’s Baazaar,” informs our source.

When contacted, Saif was quite candid about the choices that he is making as an actor.

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A photo of Saif Ali Khan with a fan on the set of Chef

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A photo of Saif Ali Khan on the set of Chef in New York

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2017 by saifalikhanonline