Jan 082018
 

Saif Ali Khan says that his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan has many adorable qualities

Kareena Kapoor Khan with husband Saif Ali Khan
Kareena Kapoor Khan with husband Saif Ali Khan

Actor Saif Ali Khan says that his wife Kareena Kapoor Khan has many adorable qualities. “There are so many adorable qualities about her (Kareena) like time management, organization, fitness, discipline and she is very patient also,” said Saif while talking about Kareena on Monday at the promotional interviews of his forthcoming film Kaalakaandi.

Saif and his ex-wife Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is making her Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s film “Kedarnath” and the actor says that he has given many advices to the young face. “I have given her so many pieces of advice. I told her to be honest and to find what is special inside her and not to be like other people,” he said.

“She understands all of this. She always wanted to be an actor and I think she will be great. We worry about children as this profession has so much drama to it. So I had thought she will do some normal job because she is brilliant student, but I guess nobody wants that (normal job),” added Saif. Saif Ali Khan has completed 25 years in the industry and he finds his journey interesting.

“As far as my acting journey is concerned, in these 25 years, it has been interesting, full of ups and downs and learning constantly,” he said. “I think from last year, I gave more thought to acting than before. My last year’s films like Rangoon, Chef and now Kaalakandi are better performances than before. “My upcoming film ‘Bazaar’ is also very commercial film but I think its good work and it will be interesting. I am playing slightly dangerous guy in it so it will be fun,” added Saif.

Apart from Saif, Kaalakaandi also features Akshay Oberoi, Deepak Dobriyal, Amyra Dastur, Vijay Raaz, Shobhita Dhulipala and Shehnaaz Treasury. It has been directed and written by Akshat Verma, who is famous for his adult comedy movie “Delhi Belly”, and produced by Rohit Khattar and Ashi Dua. The movie is scheduled to release on Friday.

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Jan 052018
 

Actor Saif Ali Khan will face a clash with Hollywood actor Tom Hanks. Both their films will be releasing in India on the same date i.e 12th January 2018saif ali tom hanks

Actor Saif Ali Khan will face a clash with Hollywood actor Tom Hanks. Both their films will be releasing in India on the same date i.e 12th January 2018. Saif Ali Khan’s next release Kaalakandi will face a clash with Tom Hanks starrer ‘The Post’. Steven Spielberg’s next directorial ‘The Post’ is releasing in India on 12th January 2018 which has Tom Hanks in lead role.

‘The Post’ is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership of Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of The Washington Post, and its driven editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. Saif Ali Khan is known for his offbeat roles in his films, the actor had given a power-packed performance in his previous acclaimed black comedy film ‘Being Cyrus’ and now his next release Kaalakaandi is again a Bollywood Black Comedy written and directed by Akshat Verma.

On the other hand, Tom Hanks is one of the biggest global stars and is known for his performances in his films, he is all set to amaze the audience with ‘The Post’. The Post has already opened to phenomenal reviews in the USA where the film was released.

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Jan 052018
 

Saif AliSaif Ali Khan recently shot for Saavn’s upcoming show “Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev” and during his interaction with the hosts, he shared that he will be a better actor in English as it is his primary language.

The Nawab of Pataudi also spoke about his career choice and revealed why he got into acting.

“One of the reasons why I got into films unfortunately, I’m being honest, is because I wasn’t interested in my exams and academics and I just ran away from home and said ‘Oh movies sound great’. But I didn’t really know what I was talking about,” said Saif.

“So, this desire and this understanding of acting came a bit late for me if it had always been there. If it had been there earlier maybe I might have chosen to struggle in the US, I don’t know.”

“But I think being sensible about it, you have more opportunities and again it’s that nepotism thing again. Being mum’s son (veteran actress Sharmila Tagore) would give me a more chance here to meet people than in America. But I think in English I speak in English as a primary language, unless I’m speaking to someone who is working for me usually.

“There’s a difference there, so I think I will be a better actor in English because I’ll know when I’m lying whereas in Hindi I’ve never said to a girl ‘aapki aakhein itni khoobsoorat hai’ (your eyes are so beautiful) so I don’t know whether that sounds genuine or not, I’m not used to saying that,” he added.

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Dec 252017
 

Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Taimur are in their sartorial best, as they attend a Christmas party at Shashi Kapoor’s home

Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Taimur
Saif Ali Khan with wife Kareena Kapoor Khan and son Taimur

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Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor

Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Taimur are in their sartorial best, as they attend a Christmas party at Shashi Kapoor’s home. We can’t take our eyes off the li’l nawab

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Dec 202017
 

The pictures of Taimur Ali Khan posted by Karan Johar and Karisma Kapoor on his first birthday will melt your hearts. Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and others are at Pataudi Palace for the special day

December 20- a special day for the Kapoors and Pataudis, as they celebrate Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s little munchkin, Taimur Ali Khan’s first birthday. The star-kid is a celebrity in his own way and enjoys a massive fan following on social media and otherwise. That Chhote Nawab’s birthday would be a private and intimate affair, was informed by his maternal aunt Karisma Kapoor.

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 Taimur Ali Khan with parents Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/therealkarismakapoor

A few days ago, Saif, Kareena, Karisma, Babita and everyone left for Pataudi Palace- the ancestral Palace of Saif Ali Khan, to bring in the adorable kid’s first birthday. Aunt Karisma has been giving us the insights from the grand celebration through her Instagram. And we can’t stop gushing over the lovable picture posted by Karisma. She wrote, “Happy 1st birthday our little bundle of joy! #weloveyou#ourbabyboy #babynawab #familyovereverything #throwback#specialmoments.”

Kareena’s close friend and filmmaker Karan Johar also wished the baby boy in his unique style. He wrote, “Happy birthday Taimur!!! I hope you enjoy your times with my babies as much as i have with your mom and dad!!! (sic)”

Recently, Taimur Ali Khan was seen bonding with Karan’s twins- Yash Johar and Roohi Johar at baby Adira Chopra’s (Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra’s daughter) birthday bash.

Taimur’s maternal grand uncle-actor, Rishi Kapoor also posted a wish for the Chhote Nawab. He wrote, “Happy Birthday dear Taimur,God Bless! This is your grand uncle!”

Happy Birthday dear Taimur,God Bless! This is your grand uncle! pic.twitter.com/OzR3S1kqC1

— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap)
December 20, 2017

Taimur’s momma, Kareena’s best friend, Amrita Arora Ladak posted an adorable picture of the little lad and wished him.

Also, Kareena Kapoor‘s dietician, Rujuta Diwekar has dedicated an ecological gift to Taimur. She has built a small forest in the name of Taimur Ali Khan in Sonave.

 

A little forest for Taimur A little boy can never have enough of birds, bees and butterflies and so we have put together a small forest as a birthday gift for the little big boy, Taimur, in Sonave. It’s a special forest, one that thrives on intercropping and i hope that as he grows he too will thrive in and celebrate a diverse society. A society where people live together through and due to their distinctions. The forest has about 100 trees on a 1000 sq ft plot. The trees are as young as Taimur, even younger actually, and each one of them is a local, native, climate resilient specie. It will be a forest of the super foods of the future. There are 3 jamuns, 1 jackfruit, 1 amla, 40 Bananas, 14 Moringas, 1 Kokum, 1 Papaya, 5 Seetaphal, 2 Ramphals, 2 Nimbu trees. Besides these it grows 3 different types of native pulses and many Mirchi, Ginger, Turmeric and kari patta plants. Not to mention the green leafy veggies and the genda phools that grow in between. The forest is inspired by Padma Shri Subhash Palekar’s zero budget natural farming where one tree grows symbiotically off another and thus is thrifty on one’s pocket. The forest will become a home for pollinating agents like the butterflies, bees, birds and earthworms. It will help nurture the soil, fix back the nitrogen and minerals in the soil that it grows on, preserve the water table and look elegant and beautiful while doing it all. Here’s to living sustainably! Happy Birthday. #taimuralikhan

A post shared by Rujuta Diwekar (@rujuta.diwekar) onDec 20, 2017 at 1:27am PST

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Dec 162017
 

South actor Isha Talwar has indulged in an underwater smoochfest with Saif Ali Khan in Akshat Verma’s upcoming film, Kaalakaandi

South actor Isha Talwar has indulged in an underwater smoochfest with Saif Ali Khan in Akshat Verma’s upcoming film, Kaalakaandi. The scene was shot in a swimming pool in Thane. Saif is a certified diver, so could manage the scenes but Isha had to undergo training in diving. The actors had to stay in the water for hours along with the camera crew.

Saif Ali Khan and Isha Talwar in Kaalakaandi
Saif Ali Khan and Isha Talwar in Kaalakaandi

Managing to breathe in between takes from an oxygen cylinder and keeping the coordination going was a task. Saif and Isha, however, managed to nail the shot in three takes. The film, which courted censor trouble besides theatrical release issues, finally hits the marquee next month.

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Dec 142017
 

Keen to produce biopic on Tiger Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan claims he won’t be ideal choice to essay charismatic cricketer, roots for younger heroes

With biopics gaining popularity in Bollywood, there has been chatter, over the past two years, about a film on one of India’s most charismatic cricketers – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. The legend’s son, actor Saif Ali Khan, is part enthusiastic and part wary on the subject. Khan asserts that he is interested in bringing his father’s life to screen, provided he finds an actor who will do justice to it.

Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan

“I am keen to produce the film. But we have to find the right guy who can play my father,” he begins, cautioning that it will not be an easy film to make. “There is not much footage available. So whoever plans to make it, will have to do a lot of research.” Asked if he could be a contender for the role, given his innate style and effortless elegance – a gene that we suspect runs in the family – he dismisses the idea. “I don’t think I am sexy enough. He was a stylish person and played the game with his own style. He carried the right attitude. I don’t think I can copy him.”

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Khan reasons that at 47, he won’t be the right choice to play the cricketer, who was a force to reckon with in the ’60s. “Most of my dad’s glorious days on the field were when he was young. So I am not sure if I’d suit the part. Although I’d love to play him, I think we need a young actor.” Interestingly, Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore had suggested that Ranbir Kapoor would be a perfect fit for the role of Tiger Pataudi – an idea that was then backed by Khan too. The star reveals that he channelled his father in Pradeep Sarkar’s 2005 hit, Parineeta. “That is one of the reasons why my mother liked Parineeta a lot,” he smiles, before adding, “In fact, my sister [Soha Ali Khan] told me that I looked like Abba in the film.”

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Dec 132017
 

Saif Ali Khan made a funny revelation at the launch of sister Soha Ali Khan’s book, ‘Perils of Being Moderately Famous’. The entire Pataudi family, along with husband, Kunal Kemmu were present there

Well, it’s not every day that you get to see the Pataudi family gathered all together under one roof. This iconic moment was witnessed at the maiden book launch of actress and now author, Soha Ali Khan. The book, ‘Perils of Being Moderately Famous’ is penned by the actress herself. To make the occasion a memorable one and extend their support to the Pataudi princess, the entire family from brother Saif Ali Khan, mother Sharmila Tagore, elder sister Saba Ali Khan, and husband-actor Kunal Kemmu to sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan, were in attendance.

Soha Ali Khan book launch
Soha Ali Khan with her family at the book launch. 

Every member shared the stage with Soha but when it was brother Saif’s turn, he said that Soha is a very sweet and generous person. He also recalled a hilarious date of Soha Ali Khan, where she almost embarrassed herself by calling the date ‘boring’. Being the gentleman that Saif is, he first took a ‘go ahead’ from Soha.

“She had gone out for dinner once. It was before she had met Kunal (Kemmu) (I hope he doesn’t mind me for saying it). It was kind of a date. He was a really wealthy guy, a big industrialist… he was talking to Soha and Soha was really bored… I don’t know if she was already seeing Kunal at that time (Kareena and Soha cut in saying, ‘No’) She just went out to be polite. So, a friend messaged her to ask how was it (the date) going and Soha replied saying, ‘It’s boring’. Only she messaged the guy. And now this is Soha – She asks the guy for his phone, takes it, deletes the message, hands over the phone and carries on. That’s my sister, Soha.”

Watch video: First glimpse of Soha and Kunal’s daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu!

Soha tied the knot with long-time boyfriend Kunal Kemmu on January 25, 2015, and the couple was blessed with a baby girl on September 29, 2017, who they named Inaaya Naumi Kemmu.

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Dec 122017
 

Director Akshat Verma says Saif Ali Khan was the first choice for his directorial venture ‘Kaalakaandi’ but at one point the makers did approach Fawad Khan to play the same part

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Director Akshat Verma says Saif Ali Khan was the first choice for his directorial venture “Kaalakaandi” but at one point the makers did approach Fawad Khan to play the same part. Akshat has revealed that when the film was with UTV, they were in talks with Fawad to play the role, which is now being played by Saif. “Fawad was supposed to be one of the actors we talked to when the project was with UTV. It was around 2013… He was going to play the role Saif plays. But ultimately everything happens for a reason and for the best. No one could have done the role better than Saif,” Akshat says in an interview with PTI.

“Kaalakaandi” chronicles the story of six characters from different worlds of Mumbai in a span of 12 hours and how the lives of complete strangers intersect. Interestingly, Akshat says his “instinct for Saif was right” as he had written the film initially keeping him in mind. “When I first messaged Saif, I didn’t get a reply from him. When I finally met him, it was almost two years to the date I had texted him, and I still have the message saved. “This time, he had read the script because Ashi (Dua, one of the producers) had sent it to him. He said ‘ok we are on’ in five minutes. So the time period was, on one hand two years and on the other, just five minutes to get Saif,” he adds. Akshat dived into the world of “Kaalakaandi” right after his big hit “Delhi Belly”, which he had written. He took nearly a year to write the script of “Kaalakaandi” but the project went through “a mad roller coaster ride.” “It is common knowledge that the film was earlier with UTV, we were about to shoot but four days before that the project was shut down. After that things fell apart, we had to put it together again.

Everything takes time,” he said. Both “Delhi Belly” and “Kaalakaandi” fall in the genre of dark comedy, which is rarely explored in Bollywood. When asked is it because his scripts are so unconventional that people don’t really understand his language and vision, Akshat says, “Often people say they enjoy the script, love it, but (it is) not enough to make it as a film. It is like breaking up with someone by saying ‘I love you but not enough to marry you.'” But can the waiting period be frustrating and the director says, “it is the most disappointing part”. “You feel that the time seems to move in six months chunk.

Suddenly you look up and the year has gone by, it seems you haven’t done anything. You have been trying, waiting, they (makers) read your script, get back to you, six months have gone by and then they say ‘no,'” he said. In this scenario–where a project is being delayed and people are not willing to back your vision– Akshat says the only way to keep himself motivated was by being “stubborn.” Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn, the film stars Saif along with Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Shivam Patil, Amyra Dastur and Neil Bhoopalam. “Kaalakaandi” is scheduled to release on January 12 next year.

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Dec 082017
 

saif-ali-khanSaif Ali Khan’s latest outing ‘Kaalakaandi’ has been the talk of the town ever since its inception. The actor, on Wednesday, launched the film’s first trailer that has been creating all the right kind of buzz. At the launch event, the actor expressed his delight over the current showbiz scenario. Talking about the possibility of his film clashing with the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’, Saif said, “If ‘Padmavati’ comes in (on 12th January), we will think of shifting our release date. I hope we don’t have to do that. ‘Kaalakaandi’ is a film I am proud of.”

While admitting that it is good to see films release alongside each other and do good business, he said that filmmakers are wary about it and take it into consideration. “It would have been nice to see Kaalakaandi releasing with Padmavati, as it shows that we have a film industry which makes a different kind of movies. Personally, I feel it’s good time to have films releasing alongside one another. But filmmakers are wary about it and you need to take that into consideration,” He said.

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