Archive for Salaam Namaste

Omkara to Sacred Games to Tanhaji: Saif Ali Khan is always on the edge of tomorrow

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

This is what his directors Navdeep Singh, Imtiaz Ali and Vikramaditya Motwane had to say about the Chhote Nawab and his curious choice of roles.

The least feted of the Bollywood Khans is the most interesting of them all. One day he is ‘Chhote Nawab’ and next he is Uday Bhan Rathod, Aurangzeb’s most trusted and brutal general, in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

Saif Ali Khan, now 49, keeps reinventing himself, while the other Khans increasingly stagnate, their stardom engulfing them and their craft.

And yet, Saif was the one who has had to least prove his credentials.

The last Nawab Begum of Bhopal was Saif Ali Khan’s grandmother, his grandfather and father, erstwhile Nawabs of Pataudi, both captained Team India in cricket. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, a celebrated actress, traces her lineage to Rabindranath Tagore through both her parents. He attended the last Viceroy of India Lord Louis Mountbatten’s old school, Lockers Park in Hertfordshire, and then went to the 600-year-old Winchester College in Hampshire where, among other things, he developed a taste for James Bond, Clint Eastwood and Alain Delon. Not exactly the breeding ground for someone whose most iconic role till now has been one of a desi Iago, aka Ishwar ‘Langda’ Tyagi, in Vishal Bhardwaj’s earthy recreation of Othello, Omkara (2006). And Saif’s opening dialogue was: “Bewakoof aur chutiya main dhage bhar ka pharak hota hai.”

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Saif Ali Khan Wants His Son Ibrahim Ali Khan To Debut With Something Like Salaam Namaste

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on October 19, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has been on a promotional spree for Laal Kaptaan that released today. The actor during the promotions was asked about what sort of film does he want his son Ibrahim Ali Khan to debut with.

Saif’s daughter Sara Ali Khan made her Bollywood debut with Sushant Singh Rajput and went on to star in the massive hit Simmba alongside Ranveer Singh. All eyes are now on Ibrahim’s debut and now dad Saif has revealed how he wants to see Ibrahim entering the business.

When asked, Saif’s reply was like any other father and hinted that he wants to see his reflection in his son. He said, “He should probably do something like Salaam Namaste, Hum Tum or something in that kind of space. I suppose maybe Omkara or Parineeta too but I am not sure about the kind of film he should debut with. Maybe something like Race or rom-com, I don’t know, I can’t think.”

Looks like Saif is quite sure that Ibrahim will make his debut. Saif who is riding high on the success of his web show Sacred Games 2 saw the release of his film Laal Kaptaan today. The actor has quite a few projects in his kitty including Jawaani Jaaneman and the Hindi remake of the hit south film Vikram Vedha alongside Aamir Khan.

On Salaam Namaste’s 13th anniversary, Preity Zinta remembers wanting to kill Saif Ali Khan

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

As director Siddharth Anand’s film Salaam Namaste completes 13 years of release on Sunday, actor Preity Zinta became nostalgic and recounted fond memories with co-star Saif Ali Khan.

Preity took to Instagram and wrote: “Awwww! We had so much fun on this film it was insane. Saif and I fought so much on and off camera that the crew didn’t know if we were rehearsing our lines or really wanted to kill each other. I miss Saif.”

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Saif Ali Khan on Yash Chopra – He saved my career by giving me a chance in his multistarrer movies

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Yash Chopra’s movies defined Romance in Bollywood and his movies led to the breakthrough of many actors including Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Anushka Sharma just to name a few.

One such actor who started his journey with a Yash Chopra movie Saif Ali Khan when he starred in the filmmaker’s directorial Parampara alongside Aamir Khan. Though the drama was not a hit, Saif and Yash Ji would go on to collaborate in movies like Yeh Dillagi, Hum Tum, Salaam Namaste, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Tashan and Roadside Romeo.

As today marks Yash Ji’s birth anniversary, Saif spoke candidly about the legendary filmmaker and the fond memories he shared with him. The actor said, “I loved Yash Ji! I must have been close to him than any other filmmaker. He saved my career by giving me a chance in his multistarrer and standing by me. We would have very funny chats. He was so young at heart and it was always heartwarming to see him every time. His filmmaking style was unique and relaxed and absolutely everyone on set adored him.”

Saif continued, “We would all shoot like a family and sing songs in the bus in Switzerland. He would just stop the bus sometimes and say, ‘Ok, let’s do this scene here!’ Or later say, ‘Ok Saif, let’s do your song cut here.’ This way a lot of work would get done. He was the last of the movie Moguls! With his departure, an era ended.”

Saif Ali Khan’s 8 Most Unforgettable On-Screen Characters

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

To celebrate Khan’s birthday, we list all of his roles that show him at the peak of his groovy personality.

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan turns 46 on August 16. In a film career that spans 24 years and 60 movies, Khan has managed to rise to the top and become a fan favorite.

The actor stems from royalty as his father, late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, was the Nawab of Pataudi. In a November 2011 ceremony, Khan was crowned with this title. His mother, Sharmila Tagore, will go down in history as one of the most beautiful and talented actresses of our time. Clearly, all this royalty and talent has rubbed off on him and all of the cool characters he has played in the last few years.

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From the archive: Saif Ali Khan in Salaam Namaste

Posted in Photos with tags , , , on June 27, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

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Why Bollywood needs to make more movies like Saif Ali Khan’s Salaam Namaste?

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on June 13, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

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We all know we don’t fight villains in that large scale in our real lives. Rather we battle our insecurities, desires, expectations.

Those were the days of Salaam Namaste, when we were in love with Amber and Nikki. The couple who were poles apart, didn’t like each other initially but found love in a hopeless place and went on to share a place of their own only to part ways and find love in each other all over again. The movie which introduced the concept of Live-In relationships to dining tables in India.

Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan starrer Salaam Namaste went onto become cult classic now and is loved for it’s story line and a perfect portrayal of live-in relationship eliminating “Oh! How can you even think about it?” or “Our society would never accept it.” Live In relationships are still not much talked about and rather kept under wraps by the couple. But this is reality now, marriages are breaking because of incompatibility and insecurities. Live-In is the way to initially go about and in these times we need movies which can mirror the realities on the silver screen.

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