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Vikram Chandra talks about Netflix’s Sacred Games (starring Saif Ali Khan)

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

It is indeed a very happy birthday for novelist Vikram Chandra, who turns 56 today. Netflix has announced only a week ago that Saif Ali Khan will play the lead in its original series based on Chandra’s award-winning Sacred Games.

When I met Vikram Chandra earlier this year, he had expressed full faith in the team behind the screen adaptation of his novel. A critically-acclaimed epic delving into Mumbai’s underworld, Sacred Games seems a propitious pick for Netflix.

Chandra spoke fondly of his bestseller. “Sacred Games was about crime. It was based on the SOP of police and went beyond a regular whodunit,” he said.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Saif Ali Khan team up for a Netflix series!

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan will be having his own Netflix Original series, titled Sacred Games, which is going to be produced in partnership with Phantom Films.

In an official statement, Saif, who will be playing the role of Sartaj Singh, an eminent character in the series which is an adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name, said “Content in the digital space is taking over the existing dynamics at a rapid pace — the crown in the digital empire lies with Netflix, and it’s extremely satisfying to partner and participate in the first original series from India to be showcased on Netflix,”

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“It’s not something that I wrote or something I believe in” Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , on July 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

To whomsoever it may concern,

Over the last few days, a lot has been said and written about the skit on the IIFA stage by Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and yours truly. Let’s first see what happened here. “Nepotism Rocks” was a joke on stage. It’s not something that I wrote or something I believe in. It was a joke on ourselves, between Varun (Dhawan), Karan (Johar) and me. It was not supposed to be a big deal, but I realised at some point, that it might have offended Kangana (Ranaut). I called her and apologised personally. That should be the end of it. Everybody needs to take a chill pill and back off.

However, in today’s world, apologies are made through Twitter or though some other social media platform. That, is basically apologising to your fans and the world in general, instead of apologising to the person concerned, because you don’t want to lose support. These are the times we live in. We wish each other happy birthday or offer condolences on social media. This is another reason I don’t want to be on any social media platform — it feels fake. As far as the issue of saying something stupid on stage goes, I’m sure it’s not the first or the last time I’m going to say something stupid in an attempt to be funny. And I apologised to Kangana, so I don’t owe anybody else an explanation. The issue is over.

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Saif Ali Khan says Kaalakaandi beautifully shows the soul of Mumbai

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on July 21, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is having the best phase of his life with great films and now a web series, Sacred Games, in his kitty as well as enjoying his time off with his son Taimur Ali Khan. Saif is also gearing up for his upcoming film Kaalakaandi directed by Akshat Verma.

The actor has a lot of films that he’s working on including, Chef, Bazaar and Kaalakaandi. Saif spoke on working on these projects saying, “Kaalakaandi and some of the other stuff I’ve done like Chef and Baazaar, probably ignited in me this desire to hone my craft better and work at it harder. Working with a fantastic breed of actors and actresses who are so free, unfazed and natural only inspires you to do better.”

Saif even spilled some interesting details about Kaalakaandi. He shared, “I was thinking about how to approach this role in Kaalakaandi, make it believable and not fall into the trap of playing to the gallery. So, I bought a lot of books to read on acting and techniques etc. A lot of it is academic and homework, but that’s what preparation is all about.”

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Kaalakaandi: One of the best movies I’ve been in, says Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on July 21, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dil Chahta Hai, Delhi Belly, Vicky Donor, Dil Dhadakne Do are all proof that Bollywood does not discourage off-beat movies. New-age films are not something that the Hindi film industry shies away from, having showcased the urban way of life on screen many a times.

Akshat Verma, who wrote the screenplay for the hit Aamir Khan starrer Delhi Belly is returning to the silver screen with his directorial debut Kaalakaandi starring Saif Ali Khan, and the film is touted to be yet another urban spectacle.

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Saif Ali Khan’s ‘Dadcore’ Look

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , on July 20, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The term ‘Daddy’ means…umm…pocket money. Daddy also means life. Daddies wear formal shoes with jeans—because the conventional rules of fashion and style do not apply to them. Now, that doesn’t sound quite right. But if you are a Father Figure, you can do whatever the hell you want! The ‘whatever the hell you want to wear’ also has a name and is a big trending topic in fashion, all thanks to brands like Vetements and Balenciaga. ‘Dadcore’ or Dad style + normcore is the latest trend to hit the Indian sartorial bandwagon. And airport trotter, Saif Ali Khan is already here for it. Cause TBH, there’s no way he possibly could have stepped out like this…

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Saif Ali Khan talks about enjoying parenting Taimur

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on July 20, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Kedarnath, the film will have Saif Ali Khan’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan making her Bollywood debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajut. And daddy Saif is a bag of mixed emotions right now. He is excited as well as nervous for Sara who will begin her journey in the film world soon. He shared with a leading news portal that he completely understands why Sara wants to take up this journey. It’s a fascinating job but he’s concerned because it’s fraught with insecurity.

Saif who’s also a father to the little Taimur, shared how he’s much calmer and experienced as a father although still full of wonder. He expressed that during Sara and Ibrahim’s time, he himself was young, juggling is own ambitions and career. He feels he’s the same person now except that his life has gotten simpler. He intends to do less work so that he can maximize this phase in his life. And being around Taimur, he feels grounded and most at ease. He’s looking forward to this opportunity of reliving his childhood again through Taimur’s toys and books. He also intends to relearn things fearing getting insular with time. He shared he’s looking forward to his family vacation in Gstaad in Switzerland. He was delighted he got to spend some quality time with Sara and Ibrahim when he was in New York for work. Sweet!