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Saif Ali Khan on Sara Ali Khan: What worries me is how she will deal with failure

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on November 4, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath. Sara has already started shooting for the same and is paired opposite Sushant Singh Rajput.

When Saif was asked about Sara’s Bollywood debut, like any other father, the actor stated to a leading tabloid, “I am concerned for her, which is pretty normal for any father. But, I wouldn’t say I am nervous because I am not living vicariously through her.”

“What worries me is the kind of relationships she is going to have. Or for that matter, how she will deal with failure — will she get upset and cry about them? These are things that niggle at me,” Saif continued.

Regarding Sara being independent and making her own decisions at an early age, the actor said, “She simply came to me and told me that she is doing Kedarnath. We never discussed the script in detail, as I don’t think my opinion matters. Since it is her independent decision, she is happy to either fly with it or go down with it.”
Saif is also extremely happy for his daughter and added, “I’m happy Sara is doing something she is passionate about. The only thing I have told her is to stay true to her job as an artist. But Kareena [Kapoor Khan] pointed out that I started taking interest in my work only recently and found my way. I hope she too finds her way.”


Kunal Kemmu on his special bond with Saif Ali Khan’s son – Ibrahim

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan have been married for a few years now and the couple also welcomed their first baby — daughter Inaaya Naumi last month.

But Kunal says he’s fond of kids. “I believe, I have a special bond with kids. I’m extremely close to Saif Ali Khan’s kids Sara and Ibrahim as well.” We have seen him and Ibrahim bond at several family dos. People who have seen them together say they are more like friends. Kunal smiles, “Ibrahim is an extremely fun guy. We just went diving together. He loves sports and we connect a lot on that. When you treat them as equals and not kids, then it makes all the difference. I don’t know if I do it willingly but I want to know what they are doing — what’s happening in their life now. It’s more fun to listen to somebody than just talk.”

Not as finicky as a parent: Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , on October 28, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

How do you manage to pursue other interests and do things for leisure with a packed schedule?
I love my holiday and I love doing nothing because I understand the art of living. I just did an online course on the connection between Buddhism and psychology from Princeton University. They had some lovely tutorials which were beautifully explained. I can spend time at leisure and feel enriched, but at some point, you’ve got to go to work because otherwise it’s meaningless.

With Taimur’s arrival and Kareena going back to work, how are you and Kareena juggling your time with him?
During the first schedule, she took him and I was very happy to be alone at home (laughs). I love being by myself but after a couple of days I missed having them around. But I am not very finicky as a parent. He is part of my life and this is for the long haul. I like my space and I like having around also. We are lucky we have help and we have distraction because, I do think that sometimes having a child can be overwhelming if you don’t have breathing space. Some people have a lower tolerance for claustrophobia and I am one of them. I won’t be happy if I have to be around them all the time. In the second schedule, Taimur was alone with me and he was looking a little sad. but now he is happy that Kareena is back. The house also feels balanced.

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Saif Ali Khan talks about daughter Sara Ali Khan’s film debut

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

With 25 years in Bollywood behind him, Saif Ali Khan is now one of those actors whose offspring are ready to join the ranks of ‘rising stars’.

His last film, Chef, had all the right ingredients but the final dish wasn’t so eagerly lapped up by viewers. Nevertheless, the 47-year-old actor feels content. “What I need to be happy is to challenge myself creatively,” he says. “Chef was the least challenging — almost like it was written for me.”

His next roles do meet the criterion of “challenging”. Saif says, “Bazaar has me as a Gujju businessman with a difficult accent. Kaalakandi is a difficult role. In Sacred Games, I play a Sardar and that’s great fun. I’m deeply satisfied; I understand life and I know it’s a blessing to have a creative job.”

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Saif Ali Khan: I am anxious for Sara Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , on October 13, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan’s new film CHEF, an adaptation of an American film with the same title, released on last Friday. The actor spoke about the film, his acting career and other issues during the promotional activities as TWF-IBNS correspondent tracks him.

What was the most challenging thing in this film as an actor or a person?
Honestly, there are some roles that are challenging because one has to become somebody which he is not. Likewise, the character in OMKARA was challenging for me because I couldn’t have improvised one word and had to learn a language.I do not think CHEF was challenging to me. It was challenging to be disciplined in the kitchen and learn how to chop and not cut fingers off. But the basic language that the character speaks is a very urban space that I am familiar with it so a kind of I played myself in that space so actually didn’t find it particularly much challenging, apart from the basic works of learning lines and turning up.

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Saif Ali Khan gets candid

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The nawab of Bollywood wears the tag rather easy, as he talks about his film career, his father, managing his family, and more.

Saif Ali Khan is an anomaly. Even as his name is taken in the same breath as all the other Khans of the industry, he isn’t counted in the list of superstars, despite a decent run in showbiz. But that hasn’t deterred Saif. Currently promoting his upcoming release, Chef, the actor talks to us about his career, daughter Sara’s debut and more. Excerpts:

How do you handle the nawab tag?
I definitely had a privileged upbringing, but as far as money goes, my parents never gave me any pocket money… at least not more than the guy next door. I had a normal upbringing, and there are no nawabs; it’s a tag in movies. My father (Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi) was the last nawab. And even he didn’t think of himself as one. The image isn’t because I’m a nawab, but because I enjoy the lifestyle of a movie star. Sometimes you can’t beat your image, and it’s okay. It’s fine. If the image was true, it would be nothing to me.

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Saif Ali Khan says expectations might force Taimur to become an actor

Posted in Movies, Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on October 2, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Taimur Ali Khan might feel the pressure of living up to his famous surname, his father Saif Ali Khan feels.

Taimur Ali Khan is the son of two of the most popular actors in Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Needless to say, the tiny tot is already quite the celebrity and a favourite of the paparazzi.

But Saif is worried that the constant media attention on him might put pressure on him to choose a career in showbiz, like his parents. “Taimur will have to be aware that he is being watched all the time,” the actor told Hindustan Times. Saif said that being the son of famous parents comes with “wonderful privileges” but also its own share of responsibilities. “There will be certain expectations out of him. Maybe all that will force him to become an actor. I hope that with the right guidance, maybe he will find his calling in another field,” he said.

Incidentally, Saif’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan, is gearing up to make her debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh Rajput. While he is extremely supportive of her decision to pursue acting, he is also worried. He knows that every actor’s journey is filled with ups and downs, and is concerned about how she will deal with failure.

On the work front, Saif is currently awaiting the release of Chef. The film, directed by Raja Krishna Menon, is the official remake of the Hollywood film of the same name and will hit the screens on October 6.