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Saif Ali Khan’s fans are quite well aware with the actor’s humour quotient and on-point comic timing. In many films, we have seen Saif charming audiences with his light humour. The actor, who is currently busy shooting for a period drama, will yet again be seen with his funny hat on.

According to recent buzz, Saif Ali Khan will get his quirk on for Anushka Sharma next production. The actress has three films lined up this year. This film will be directed by ‘Delhi Belly’ writer Akshat Verma. As reported by a daily, the film in question has been in the pipeline for more than two years. After a lot of work, the makers have found their film’s leading man, Saif Ali Khan.

The makers were impressed by the actor’s comic timing. The untitled film will see Saif Ali Khan in a whole new different avatar.

Apart from this film, the actress also has two more films lined up; ‘Phillauri’ is one of them. After the success of their dark thriller ‘NH10’, brother-sister duo Karnesh Sharma and Anushka Sharma are back with their second production ‘Phillauri’. The film, that has Anushka and Diljit Dosanjh in playing the leading pair, is a romantic comedy with a lot of “drama and craziness”.

Directed by Anshai Lal and produced by Anushka- Karnesh’s Clean Slate Films ‘Phillauri’ is set against the backdrop of a Punjabi marriage. The film also stars ‘Life Of Pie’ actor Suraj Sharma.

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From Radhe Bhaiya to Prem to Devil, we’ve seen Salman Khan donning several hats, but they’ve always been the nice-guy hats. Never ever ever in his long career, did the actor once play a villain. But looks like the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan,’ actor is all set to change the fact. According to a report in DNA, the acvtor has been offered the role of the lead protagonist in YRF’s ‘Dhoom:4’ and Ramesh Taurani’s ‘Race 3.’ A source was quoted saying in the same report that Salman wishes to experiment with his roles and wants to play a “cool and stylish villain.” The source further revealed, Salman’s role in ‘Race 3’ is almost finalized, but his stint in ‘Dhoom: 4’ is still in talks as there seems to be a financial conflict between him and Aditya Chopra. Reportedly, Salman wants the same stake in profit as was offered to Aamir Khan in ‘Dhoom:3.’

While we are still reeling from this new information, move on to check out a cute picture of the actor that left us in awe of him

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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

According to a survey, actor Saif Ali Khan is the king when it comes to appearance of the ads on TV. The survey shows that Saif’s ads appeared for about 45 lakh of seconds on TV in 2007 closely followed by SRK whose ads did for about 42 lakh of seconds. The list also contains big names like Big B on 3rd and Hrithik Roshan on 4th and many more. But only two cricketers could make it in the list including M.S. Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar.

Ajay Devgn blows up 50 cars at an average, especially when he joins hands with Rohit Shetty, case in point being SINGHAM and GOLMAAL series. Shahrukh Khan too went many steps ahead when he destroyed an entire car yard in RA.ONE. He did show restrain in DON 2 though one waits to see how many explosions Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan create in their upcoming action outings ROWDY RATHORE and EK THA TIGER. However one man who doesn’t wish to over indulge in such brand of action is Saif Ali Khan.

”He as well as director Sriram Raghavan was of the opinion that despite the central protagonist being an agent here, they wouldn’t be blowing cars all over the city,” informs a source attached to the film, ”They were sure that nothing would be a part of the narrative if it was rather unnecessary.”
Another line of thought that Saif and Sriram carried was the familiarity factor that Indian audience are carrying today when it comes to action imports from the West. With dubbed versions of BAD BOYS and FAST AND THE FURIOUS series reaching the nook and corner of the country, the makers felt that it would be futile to try bettering sequences from these films.
”When you are working at a budget which is less than 5% of such films, why try to be over-smart and shoot something for your personal gratification,” adds Sriram, ‘I would rather shoot something that is absolute necessary and takes the story forward. This is what I have done by varying my action sequences in a way that each of them manages its own individuality without seeming overdone.”

An agent who doesn’t overdo his act? Well, we would certainly like to see his modus operandi at play here!

Brawl wasn’t planned to create publicity for film Agent Vinod, says actor and producer

Saif Ali Khan’s hot-headed attitude has garnered the actor enough limelight in the past two days. However this incident comes at a point, a time when his dream movie “Agent Vinod” is close to release.

While theories were floating that the “ugly incident” was planned publicity, the nawab completely denies the happening. Saif says, “We don’t need such kind of publicity, such negative things are completely unwarranted.”

Agent Vinod is made under Saif’s banner Illuminati Films and as a producer he doesn’t like such cheap gimmicks. “It usually depends on the class and kind of a production house. We didn’t want to create newspaper headlines which would create shock and sensationalism. This kind of stuff doesn’t suit our production house. I don’t believe in garnering publicity in such a negative manner. Rather our posters and promos should create the right kind of buzz,” says Saif.

In an official statement the actor had said that the brawl was a result of self-defence as even the ladies were present, there was bad language used, but became abusive and was difficult to handle.

However, being a famed name Saif feels that being a celebrity means you are constantly under the scanner, and people are watchful of all things you do. “I try to control as much as I can, in every situation. We are examples for our fans and there is always a camera around. But even we are normal people. We need to react correctly to set an example for others,” says Saif.

On the occasion, Saif was dining with girlfriend Kareena Kapoor and other Bollywood friends – Karisma Kapoor; Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora Ladak and her husband Shakeel Ladak.

Coming out in Saif’s defence Amrita stated, “It is sad that celebrities are becoming victims of other people who want their 15 minutes of fame. And if the people concerned were assaulted so badly, how come they were fit enough to be on television and give interviews all day.”

There are two kind of people in industry, one who are opportunistic and other who works on trust and relations.

When Saif Ali Khan said he wanted to make “Agent Vinod”, everyone thought he wanted to remake the 1977 hit film by the same name. “Yes, we have the same name and we are in the same thriller genre, but the film is not a remake, nor is it an extension of the original,” he had explained.

Khan adds, “In fact, the title was with Rajshri films, with whom I have worked (“Hum Saath Saath Hai”). Both of us met at the Ambani school, where my daughter Sarah and Raj Babu’s (Rajkamal Barjatiya) granddaughter were performing. I told him I wanted the title, Agent Vinod. We shook hands and he said, ‘The title is yours’. I asked him what documentation I need to do. He just smiled and said, ‘No need’. So we got the tile over a handshake.”

Salman Khan may have set the cash registers ringing with his performance in Judwaa (1997). But the sequel to the comedy movie will see Saif Ali Khan in the lead role. Director Sajid Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala plan to start Judwaa 2 in January-February next year.

“I’ll start Judwaa 2
with Saif after wrapping up my next film starring Ajay Devgn,” confirms the director.

He adds, “Saif and I have known each other for a long time. Actually, we first thought of working together around a year back, but things couldn’t be put together. Now, I am looking forward to teaming up with him. Plus, Nadiad (Sajid Nadiadwala) is like my elder brother.”

The original film, directed by David Dhawan, had Salman play a double role, that of estranged twins Raja and Prem. For their 2013 project, Khan mentions that they plan to hire technical experts from Hollywood to play up the duplicity.

“With the help of technology, both the characters will eat, run, turn around and fight in a very realistic manner,” says the Housefull 2 director, who insists that Judwaa 2 is not exactly a sequel.

Writer duo Sajid-Farhad, who have worked on Golmaal and Housefull 2, will begin work on the screenplay along with Sajid Khan in about four months. “So, all other details including casting are far from being finalised. At this point, my time is divided between Housefull 2’s post-production work and the story-screenplay of Ajay’s film,” informs Sajid Khan.

The filmmaker adds that the second edition of the multi-starrer 2010 comedy required more effort than part one.

“This time, I had 21 main actors and 600 junior artistes in the climax. I was going completely crazy. Mithun Chakraborty could see it, so he took me aside and asked me to take it easy,” he reminisces.

Have there been days when you have had to drag yourself to work?

Yes, on some days. Like today for this photo shoot. Ever since I was a kid one of the first things I realised is that this is the only job where I’d be excited to go to work every day. There is rarely a day when you are like, ‘Oh no’. And the good thing is you get to choose your films and your roles. Hopefully, you are in a position where you choose something not just to support yourself but because it’s something exciting to do.

Are you hassled with the constant travelling your work demands.

I’m not hassled at all. I’m just a little amazed that I’m doing it. But that’s an average actor’s life. Not that I’m average! But there is, at least in my life, a lot of travel, a lot of hotel rooms, a lot of work abroad. So the day after I shot an ad in Eastern Europe, I was shooting in Mumbai for another ad. That’s a bit tight.

Aarakshan was the second film you did with Amitabh Bachchan after Eklavya. What does working with an actor of his stature do to you as an actor?

When I was doing Eklavya I thought I’d better be well prepared. I had a lot of lines with him. I remember thinking, it’s not correct for me to be intimidated. I was psyching myself. I said I must respect him but I must not be in awe of him. That was the hardest part. So, when I achieved that I felt I’d achieved something great.

Was it easier the second time around?

No, Eklavya was home territory for me. I was playing a role that was easy. I just had to know my lines really. I mean I was playing a prince who’s returned from London. But in Aarakshan, I was a bit worried because I wasn’t 100 per cent comfortable in what I was trying to portray. And I knew, as always, Amitji would be. It wasn’t about being competitive but being good at what you’re doing. I was a little conscious about whether I’d get it right because it’s so new to me. And then, Amitji said something about learning lines — that you have to learn them and remember them when you’re in the gym, in the shower and when falling asleep.

Apparently, Kareena was unable to give dates for your film Agent Vinod because she was committed to other projects.
She’s busy but that’s not the reason Agent Vinod is delayed. I think we underestimated how long it would take to cut an action movie like this. But there’s no harm done. In the meanwhile, I’ve gone and shot two movies (Aarakshan and Cocktail). I think the rumours started because I had said it would take less time than it has actually taken.

You’ve already rubbished the stories about Kareena and you having problems. Do these kind of things irritate you?

It’s difficult to control this kind of talk when you’re in a relationship. It’s really tough because everyone goes on about your relationship. They don’t even understand what it is. They’ve got their own perceptions of her being a bitch or me being an idiot, or me being something or her being something. Whatever it is, it’s not what it seems, obviously. I’m not that stupid. But the idea is to keep it separate. Otherwise, it overshadows everything you’re trying to do as an actor.

Your reactions to reports that one of the reason for your fights is that you have to sponsor holidays for Kareena’s family.

The embarrassing part is when families are brought into it. It’s also most annoying. It happens sometimes and I try not to think about it. I’ve gotten used to it. And I think people will get used to it too. You’re actors, you’re professionals and you’re working. You have a personal life and you must keep the two separate. The fact that you’re in the same profession makes that hard and you get talked about more for things that one shouldn’t get talked about. So, that’s a bit annoying. Then when you have to explain that you’re not doing silly things like sponsoring holidays… it gets embarrassing.

There was an item on the Internet which said you were spotted wearing Kareena’s track pants…

The Internet is a wonderful thing but no they were my track pants. Besides, hers won’t fit me.

Kareena has said that her filmography would be incomplete without the Khans — Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir. Is she forgetting that you are a Khan too? What have you added to her filmography?

We’ve not had a successful onscreen association. We’ve never had a successful movie. But naturally any actress would want to work with the Khans and I don’t think she forgets that I’m a Khan too. I think she should be the best person to answer that question.

What still surprises you and sometimes catches you unawares?

God, beauty and kindness in all this chaos and a flash of innocence in all this filth.

Hmmm… when did you last see that flash of innocence in all the filth?

(Wickedly) It wasn’t at the customs yesterday. That’s for sure. Actually in children, and particularly mine. And yes, something that surprises me a little is my attitude, which I think has changed for the better. Just when you think you are getting used to something you can start feeling differently about things. You like to feel calm and I’m quite happy where I am. Sometimes you get surprised by the niceness in people.

Are you fed up of being asked questions on marriage or your fights with Kareena?

No, not really. I’m not fed up of anything. Just concerned because whatever I’m doing professionally somehow gets side tracked and we end up talking about my wearing her tracksuit. That makes me sound like an idiot. That worries me.

It seems that Bollywood’s Comedy director David Dhawan’s era is fading in recent times. According to Mumbai Mirror sources, Sajid Khan will direct the sequel of Judwaa instead of David Dhawan.

But this won’t be the end of the surprise, as the buzz is on that even Salman Khan might get replaced by Saif Ali Khan. According to industry insiders, the original hero of the film, Salman might not be able to be a part of the sequel due to his already busy calendar for the coming year.

“Sajid Nadiadwala is like my elder brother. He has asked me to direct the film. I will start on the project once I finish shooting the UTV and Vashu Bhagnani co-production with Ajay Devgn,” Sajid informed Mumbai Mirror.

Salman and Karisma Kapoor starrer original movie Judwaa was a great hit. Now, if the rumours about Saif and Sajid teaming up for the sequel is true, we would definitely be eager to see if it could spill the magic even this time.