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Top Digital Star of India: Ali Fazal beats Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on March 7, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Sacred Games may have been a game-changer in Indian web offerings. But surprisingly, the two stars seem to have lost the race of top digital star in India of 2018 to Mirzapur actor Ali Fazal. According to a survey by Score Trends, a US-based independent survey agency, the Mirzapur actor has bagged the top slot with Ronit Roy coming a close second, courtesy his show, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain. Khan and Siddiqui have earned the third and fourth place respectively. The rankings are reportedly arrived at basis the popularity and viewership in India.

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Sacred Games may have been a game-changer in Indian web offerings. But surprisingly, the two stars seem to have lost the race of top digital star in India of 2018 to Mirzapur actor Ali Fazal. According to a survey by Score Trends, a US-based independent survey agency, the Mirzapur actor has bagged the top slot with Ronit Roy coming a close second, courtesy his show, Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain. Khan and Siddiqui have earned the third and fourth place respectively. The rankings are reportedly arrived at basis the popularity and viewership in India.

Roy, on his part, credits his fans for a spot on the coveted list. “I’m happy to have achieved this place, and am proud to share this space with such talented actors. I’m eternally grateful to my fans for their unflinching support and love that I’ve been receiving over so many years.”

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‘I love high production value historicals’ : Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

After wrapping up the shoot for the second season of Sacred Games, his web series that went on to make an international impact, Saif Ali Khan took off for a small break to Pataudi, Haryana with wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan and son, Taimur. And now, that he is back, the actor is looking forward to completing his work on Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior, which is based on the life of the 17th-century Maharashtrian Maratha military leader. Saif plays Udaybhan Rathod, a Rajput military officer serving in the Aurangzeb army and the antagonist in the film.

A source close to the actor reveals, “It’s been a choc-obloc year for the actor, who has already started filming his next historical. The film is currently being shot at Filmistan Studios in Mumbai and the makers are going all out to ensure that the production value is on par international standards yet true to the era. The costumes are by designer Nachiket Barve and cinematography by Keiko Nakahara. Saif, who has a keen interest in history, knew this role would be taxing. So, he wanted to take a break before he started working on the film. He is glad he got to spend some quality time in Pataudi before heading back to the city to begin work on the film.”

Talking about being part of the historical drama, Saif says, “The whole world that has been created here (the sets) is exciting to step into. Everything from the costumes, to the art and the sets, are next level. I love every bit of this high production value historical.”

‘Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will blow your mind away in the second season of the web-series,’ reveals insider Shivam Gupta

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on February 9, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer web-series based on Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games, blew everyone’s mind away last year and turned out to be a watershed in the digital arena. Currently, the second season is being filmed and an insider reveals that the next season of the web-series will be the biggest blast of 2019. Shivam Gupta who has been working closely with the series as a casting director said to BollywoodLife, “Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui will blow your mind away in the second season of the web-series. You cannot even imagine how big it would be.” Shivam also disclosed that the team has got some amazing talent on board for the next season. Without disclosing any names, Shivam said, “If you were amazed by the actors in the first season, the second one will have talents that have never been seen on screen.”

Gupta has worked as a casting director for several movies including last year’s Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Raid. Shivam is working with his mentor, industry veteran Gautam Kishanchandani (who recently did the casting for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Pataakha) for the second season of the for the second season of the Anurag Kashyap-Vikramaditya Motwane’s directorial. “He has made me what I am today.” While talking about the process of finding the right talent for the series, Shivam disclosed that it required a lot of research. “It required a lot of research to find the perfect actors for the character. Not just for this project, but for any project, research is paramount. To top that, to get the actors to perform the scene is also a job that one needs to master. But it was fun when the makers finally like your choices.”

After the digital series, Gupta, along with his CastInk partner Yash Nagarkoti have a few more interesting projects in line. Shivam also says that in his entire journey, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap has been the biggest source of motivation for him. “Tahira Kashyap has been the biggest motivator in my life. She has inspired me in so many ways that I can’t even describe,” he added.

Saif Ali Khan won’t be Armani’s showstopper at Milan Fashion Week; Here’s why

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Easily one of the most stylish men in the industry and always nattily dressed, Saif Ali Khan was to turn showstopper for the leading Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani at the Milan Fashion Week that is taking place from February 19 to 25. However, we hear, the actor had to recently bow out of the commitment owing to his chock-a-block shooting schedule of Sacred Games 2 and Tanaaji: The Unsung Warrior.

A source in the know reveals, “Milan Fashion Week is one of the most sought-after fashion events of the year, besides the Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week. No male star from Bollywood has ever walked the ramp in the prestigious show, so it could have been an important moment for the industry. But, after weeks of going back and forth on dates with the Armani team and the producers of his two projects, Saif had to opt out of the event as the dates were clashing with his shoots.”

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Photos of Saif Ali Khan on the set of Sacred Games 2

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

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Saif Ali Khan – Actors who revolutionised the web space!

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

Web series is the next big thing. It strikes a perfect chord with millenials with relatable content, refreshingly new faces, precise and sensible plot and convenient streaming which TV still holds back. It’s quite a youth breakthrough! Few mentions listed below have already proved their mettle on the big screen and enjoys a loyal fan base. And now they are on their way to potentially reign the wave of digital glory in the long run through their upcoming web projects!

Saif Ali Khan

Touted as one of the first mainstream Bollywood actors to hop on to the digital platform with Sacred Games, Saif Ali Khan effortlessly portrayed the role of a realistic Mumbai cop in pursuit of a mafia boss. As Saif had mentioned, doing the show was a step in the new direction. The talented actor has already started shooting for the second season.

Sacred Games: Saif Ali Khan starrer web series wins big at AsiaTec Awards

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

Netflix’ Sacred Games is undoubtedly one of the best web series we have seen so far on the digital platform in India. The first season received a great response and now we are eagerly waiting for the second season of the show which is currently being shot in Mumbai and Kenya simultaneously. The show is already bringing home some big awards. Recently, at Asiatec Awards in Singapore, the web series won two awards including Best Director (Anurag Kashyap) and Best Editor (Aarti Bajaj). Kashyap took to Instagram to share this good news with the fans of the web series.

Kashyap attended the award function to receive the honour and revealed, through Instagram, that Sacred Games received seven nominations which is highest for a web series at the award function. We are sure this is just the beginning and Sacred Games will be winning many more such awards. Thanks to the fantastic first season, fans of the web series are super excited for the second season. While Saif Ali Khan is shooting for the web series in Mumbai, Nawaz is working on his portions in Kenya.

The show was hit with a fair bit of trouble too. There were #MeToo allegations against the writer of the show Varun Grover. Reportedly, Netflix was planning to shelve the second season but conducted due diligence before restarting shoot again. Now we wait for an official announcement for the release date of season 2.