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The Indian adaptation of Jon Favreau’s high-profile Hollywood hit, Chef is all set to be rolled out. The director of this year’s superhit, Airlift, Raja Krishna Menon, will direct the Hindi adaptation which has Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. Let us remind you that Chef, is a 2014 breakthrough hit film that was written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau (also the director of the global blockbuster Jungle Book) who also featured in the titular role essaying Chef Casper. The movie revolves around  professional Chef, Carl Casper, (played by Favreau himself). Carl, quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity to its controlling owner. As he tries to figure out his next move, he finds himself in his hometown, Miami, where he teams up with his ex-wife, friend and son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and his zest for life and love. What follows is an endearing journey of relationships, self-discovery and success

Actress Sameera Reddy, who plays a major role in Ajay Devgn’s upcoming movie Tezz, talks about her co-stars and her experiences with them. Talking to a leading daily about Tezz’s shooting in London, Sameera recalled her memories with co-star Saif Ali Khan during the shooting of Race.

When enquired about Saif Ali Khan’s brawl at the Taj, Sameera ardently supported the actor and said that said, “There is no one who is a bigger gentleman than him and I can write that in blood.” Sameera was all praise for Saif. She recalled how Saif used to make sure that every evening after the shoot of the film Race, everyone from the team relaxes and de-stresses themselves.

Sameera is currently shooting for Tezz in London, along with Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Anil Kapoor and Zayed Khan

Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan has said it is a shame that Pakistan’s Censor board has banned the release of Agent Vinod in that country.

The Bollywood film has been banned in Pakistan as the movie contains references to the ISI that could hurt the sentiments of Pakistani people.

“It is a shame that the movie is banned, with no offence to anyone, as the idea is to have open films between the two countries. I was proud that this film was to release there,” Saif said at an event here today.

“In fact the heroine in our film is a Pakistani girl. We were hoping that they would appreciate that,” he added.

The 41-year-old actor, who plays a RAW agent in the film with girlfriend Kareena Kapoor in the female lead, said that Agent Vinod has drawn references from the real-life tension between Pakistan and India.

“This is a realistic kind of a thriller. We have shown that there are some negative elements in Pakistan towards India and their Censor have a problem showing that.

“We have shown a few most-wanted criminals, those that are harboured in Pakistan, which is a known fact. May be they have taken offence to that. But ultimately we want a RAW agent to win and baddies to lose.

“If they are uncomfortable with that then they should publicise that fact that they are banning Agent Vinod in Pakistan,” said Saif.

The actor also said that the ban in Pakistan will also lead to increase in its piracy.

“Pakistan forms a large portion of our audience. The minute you put a censorship or ban, people will make sure they watch it. And we want them to see the film. In fact we wanted them to see the mujra performed by Kareena.

“It is a shame that they could not see the film in the best way possible. But we tried our best,” said Saif.

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Friday said she hopes to settle down with beau Saif Ali Khan and become the ‘Begum of Pataudi’ by the “end of this year”.
“Hopefully, by the end of this year,” Kareena said at the India Today Conclave 2012 here, following a question about her D-day.
“I am working on ‘Heroine’ and I need to finish the film first. But we’re not going to announce the date yet.
I don’t understand why the entire nation is in a hurry to make me the Begum of Pataudi. There’s no rush. Obviously people have to be patient,” she added.
The 31-year-old has been romantically with Saif, 10 years her senior, since 2007.
Saif was anointed the 10th Nawab of Pataudi in 2011, after his father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s death.

Dubai: Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, who plays a spy in his latest film Agent Vinod, put his speeding skills to test on Saturday as he took a blazing red Ferrari for a spin around the Belhasa Driving Centre.
“Agent Vinod is a spy-action film and there are many car-chases so I asked my director if we could have a flashy car in that too,” said Khan in an exclusive interaction with Gulf News. The actor was in town to promote his much-anticipated Rs50 crore venture that releases on March 22 in the UAE.
He added that he took several lessons to master the art of making car-chase sequence look authentic on-screen.
“Apart from learning how to drive cars and bikes fast, I learnt how to jump off high buildings too,” said Khan, who went as far as Vietnam to learn martial arts in preparation for his stunt-filled role. Billed as Bollywood’s answer to James Bond, Khan impressed upon the press that his film is not inspired by any Western blockbuster.

Saif Ali Khan’s second home production is gearing up for a March 23 release. And as part of the promotional hype that plays an integral part in the marketing of any film these days, the actor-producer is readying a comic book, has tied up with McDonald’s for a line of merchandise and is designing a PlayStation3 game, all of which revolve around Agent Vinod.

The PS3 game is a first person shooter and will take the gamer, a prototype of the secret agent Saif plays on screen, through different levels of difficulty.

“At each level, he or she will be provided with clues to nail the bad guy, who could range from a `chaalu’ (street smart) knife-wielding dada (don) from Mumbai’s dark underbelly to an international mafia kingpin,“ explains Saif, adding, “If the baddie is killed in the shootout, the gamer earns points and moves on to the next level.“

Quiz him on whether this game is for his children, Sara and Ibrahim, and Saif admits that they are not the real gamers in his family. But he admits he is.

“When the first CDs came out, I was hooked. For a week to 10 days, I was lost in this dark virtual space, far away from the real world,“ he reminisces with a smile, confident that the Agent Vinod game too will find plenty of takers.

The biggest thrill for Saif is that the first action sequence seen in level one will open in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum.

“Isn’t that cool?“ he asks excitedly. “If the film works, we are planning to build Agent Vinod into a brand.
And I’d like the sequel to open in Dharavi too.“