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Saif Ali Khan in a candid chat about his career and his children

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , on August 30, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

It’s an important film for Saif Ali Khan’s career, which of late has been bogged down by flops. Filmmaker Kabir Khan’s Phantom, co-starring Katrina Kaif, who is considered a kind of guarantee for success, is a crucial film for the current Nawab of Pataudi, who completes 22 years in his career as an actor.

In a gung-ho mood (you’ve got to hand it to the guy — he thinks 22 years younger too!), Saif gets in candid mode, even about dissecting his chequered career and the recent spate of flops.

We meet a day after a press conference in which Saif had openly expressed his views on Pakistan’s objections to the release of Phantom, saying, “I am happy to be a part of this patriotic film made by Indian Muslims — producer Sajid Nadiadwala, director Kabir Khan, Katrina Kaif and me, besides writer Hussain Zaidi, on whose book it is based. This story is realistic and such films, which are fiction based on fact, must be made. Why should we be expected to focus only on foreign subjects or fictitious action subjects? We all know the reality that there are many enemies of the Indian state in Pakistan, even as we continue to share interests in sports and cultural events, right? Or, am I the only person who knows that?”

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New interview with Saif Ali Khan about his family and Phantom

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

As his Phantom hits the screens, Saif Ali Khan sits down with us for a chat about his children — Sara and Ibrahim, Kareena, film choices, and bringing Pataudi Palace up to date.

Your son Ibrahim was all over the news recently, when he posed for photos with some girls. Worried?
He is too young and he should keep a low profile and not be all over mainstream media. His mother and I have told him to focus on his studies, as it will serve him better at his age.

Kareena told us that you try to frequently visit your daughter Sara, who’s at university in the US…
Yes, I have been there a couple of times and spent time with her. But her studies are ending within a year now and she will be back soon. She has told me that she wants to act and I will give her all the support possible.

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Saif Ali Khan : “Education is Priority”

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan became a father at a relatively young age, while he was still in his 20s. Though his children Sara and Ibrahim now stay with his ex-wife Amrita Singh, Saif is pretty involved in their lives and thinks education should be priority right now.

Recently, photographs of his teenage son Ibrahim with Sridevi’s and Anurag Kashyap’s daughters were splashed all over and the concerned father was not pleased. “I had dinner with Ibrahim and spoke to him. He told me that others posted his picture online. But he understands, I hope, that social media is a double-edged sword. People are interested in him today also because of his family and who his parents are. It’s something he should be careful about. He now understands that he needs to be a bit reserved and be seen less – unless he has something particular to say,” said the actor.

Saif however has no problems with his son choosing a career in Bollywood eventually but he is too young right now. “Even if he is interested in movies, he should do it start working on it at the right time,” said Saif firmly.

On the other hand, the star has accepted that his daughter Sara, now a young lady, will make her way into films soon. Saif said, “It was her birthday two days ago and she is older. That’s why she is more mature. She has always been wise beyond her years. She is interested in acting and I think most children growing up in our world are. My sister, Soha is highly qualified but she’d rather act than work in a bank.” But as a father who knows the industry inside out Saif said, “It’s a great job, it’s a great world, everything I have earned is from films. I have seen the world and stayed at amazing hotels all because of movies. But sometimes, I think it would have nice to have a stable job with normal timings. But then you can’t have everything. I wish a little more security for Sara. It’s frightening for me to think of age being a limiting factor sometimes.”

Despite these concerns, Saif will be a supportive father. “What you do with your life is up to you. I think education is very important because thereafter you can do anything in the world. Sara will have a great university degree by next year. After that, I will support her if she wants to be an actress,” he signed off.

Saif Ali Khan’s advice to teenage son Ibrahim: Be seen less on social media

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on August 14, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

While Ibrahim Ali Khan is setting social media on fire, daddy Saif Ali Khan seems less than impressed.

While the young and handsome Ibrahim Ali Khan is setting social media on fire with his Dubsmash video that drew praise from none other than SRK and his heroic posing ways with Khushi Kapoor (Sridevi’s daughter) and Aaliyah Kashyap (Anurag Kashyap’s daughter), daddy dear Saif Ali Khan seems less than impressed.

The protective father has now asked his son to exercise caution while using social media tools for posting pictures and videos. Reacting to his son’s recent social media outing, Saif told us, “I was having dinner with him the other night when he told me about it. But I hope he understands that interest on social media is a double edged sword. People are interested in him today because of his family, who his parents are as well as him. So, it is something that he should be careful about. He now understands that he needs to be a bit reserved and be seen less unless you have something particular to say. And most people are careless for some reason.”

When asked if Ibrahim is keen on acting, Saif said, “Even if he is, he should do it in a proper way.” Well, play it safe for now is Saif’s advice to his son.

Saif Ali Khan: “Both Ibrahim and Sara are far better behaved than I ever was”

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

As Saif Ali Khan steps into the room after a quick shower, you realise he’s looking different. Maybe it’s his unusual attire — a white kurta tucked into shorts — or maybe, it’s the ‘agent’ haircut. He insists, it’s the two-year-old beard. “I’m fed up of it and even shaved it off, but the Phantom makers insisted I grow it back for the promotions. I’ve also been exercising and dieting,” he admits.

There’s a mellow air about him which has nothing to do with becoming a nawab. He doesn’t take the title seriously and the responsibilities he’s undertaken are as a good citizen helping those less fortunate.

“I recall my father (Mansoor Ali Khan Patuadi) saying, after the privy purses were abolished, and it was a relief not to be a nawab anymore. You were expected to look after everyone and there wasn’t enough money to do so. Being a royal is interesting only if you are paid huge money, which we aren’t. I inherited a nice house and some great cricket photographs, but the money to renovate the house comes from my movies,” he asserts, adding that after his death, his children, Sara and Ibrahim, will get lots of money and land, houses and watches. “But it’s what I earned, not inherited.” There was a time when money was a concern, but today he’s settled, financially, and looking forward to moving into a new house, renting out property, investments paying off and living on a certain budget independent of movies. “Now I can work with good directors, build a reputation as a reliable, committed actor and produce something creatively special with an eye on the budget to ensure recovery for the investors. That’s something I overlooked with Bullet Raja and Happy Ending. I made money, but also made lots of mistakes which proved costly in the long run.You can’t be blamed for the ideas but it’s a grievous error to go over budget, somebody has to pay for it,” he rues. He’s being extra cautious today. Home productions are waiting for a viable idea and a good director and though several announcements have beeen made lately, including Sujoy Ghosh’s Devotion of Suspect X, Vipul Shah’s remake of the Colin Firth thriller Before I Go To Sleep, Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon with Salman Khan’s Jugalbandi, Saif insists that they were premature. “Jugalbandi’s a nice story and Salman as a producer is a plus, but we’re still working things out. Sujoy and I have to decide what to do. Vipul has the rights to a film I really like, but apart from Rangoon, nothing else is signed or rolling. But news leaks out, people do things for various reasons,” he sighs.

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Latest Magazine Scans: Saif Ali Khan meeting with his daughter

Posted in Magazine Scan with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

Most talked about celebrity divorces – Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on July 4, 2015 by saifalikhanonline

According to the cover of Stardust magazine, Saif has been quoted as saying that his wife, Kareena Kapoor wouldn’t mind if he works with his ex-wife, Amrita Singh. In an interview with Filmfare magazine, he said that he is getting along well with ex-wife Amrita Singh as well. “It is a perfect life ya. They are right. I’ve nothing to complain about, really. I have a cellar stocked with good wine. A lovely lady at home (Kareena Kapoor Khan). I love my mother (Sharmila Tagore), my sisters (Soha and Saba Ali Khan) and my wonderful children (Sara and Ibrahim). Now even my ex-wife (Amrita Singh) and I are getting along. We are discussing our children’s future,” Saif said to Filmfare. Kareena Kapoor Khan is quite comfortable with Saif’s children from his earlier marriage. She is often seen hanging out with Sara and Ibrahim. Considering this, it hardly comes as a surprise that Chote Nawab’s begum is nonchalant about letting Saif work with Amrita.

Saif and Amrita’s marriage lasted for more than a decade and after thirteen years of marriage, the couple decided to go their separate ways. Gossip columns insist that as a part of their divorce, Saif agreed to pay a hefty amount to Amrita as alimony and also decided to support his kids while Amrita got the custody of their children.
They say marriages are made in heaven, divorces on the other hand definitely aren’t part of that deal. Like celebrity weddings that usually go overboard with the expenses, celebrity divorces are somewhat similar. We look at some of the most expensive celebrity divorces we have seen in Bollywood.

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