Son of the beautiful actress of her time, Sharmila Tagore, and legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, Saif Ali Khan is among the popular Khan’s in Bollywood. Though he made debut with Parampara produced by Yash Chopra, he tasted success in 1994 when two of his film became the highest grosser in the film industry – Yeh Dillagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. He played lead role with Akshay Kumar in both of these films. He has proved his acting prowess in blockbusters like Dil Chahta Hai, Omkara, and Parineeta. He has also become one of the versatile and iconic actors in industry. Let’s have a look at 10 Most Interesting and Unknown Facts about Saif Ali Khan.
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Have you been thinking about Kareena? No, not her! His lucky charm is his co-star, Akshay Kumar with whom he gave his runaway hits like Yeh Dilagi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, when he made his unsuccessful debut in early 1990s. Don’t you think he should have worked with Akki for a couple of years more? The turning point came in his career with Dil Chahta Hai directed by Farhan Akhtar. The pairing of Akshay and Saif was popular in the decade of 90s. Directors were dying to cast this pair together. They made very bankable duo throughout the decade. They strengthen their position only with Aarzoo and Keemat thereafter.
Though the absence of Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan was obvious in Shahid Kapoor’s reception and wedding ceremonies, there is still no hatred between them. Shahid Kapoor and Saif are pairing up for the first time in Rangoon directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and they are looking comfortable with one another. They also grooved together when Saif paid a visit to the sets of Jhalak Reloaded which is judged by Shahid and other celebs, for promotion of his recent film, Phantom. He added that he knows Shahid for a very long time.
Dil Chahta Hai, one of the most award winning films till date, became the turning point for Saif’s career. But when he was offered for a main role, he rejected that. Sameer was one of the most loved and popular character in Dil Chahta Hai, which was played by him. It was Dimple Kapadia who convinced him to play the role. According to IMDb, Shiney Ahuja was also selected for this role.
He was definitely not the first choice for the main role of Shekhar in the most respected film, Parineeta. Before the shoot, the producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra was not ready to cast Saif in this role. In fact, he was not confident for his excellent performace. Post the success of Parineeta, the producer casted him in Eklavya: The Royal Guard. Parineeta was the landmark of his career and he impressed both fans and critics with his excellent acting.
Two cases are pending against him but he is seeking to get them resolved soon. Due to the cases, he must be stripped off the title. In an interview, he added that he thinks that he doesn’t deserve this honor and he cannot accept this because of his first instinct. His father told him that he don’t think that he could decline the government. His father wished that he must follow his instinct. Despite his background, he chose his own way to create a multiplex, urban hero.
Saifeena are the proud owners of their cute pet dogs. Kareena was not into animals. But it was Saif who brought Elvis. She also told that she didn’t expect to become a dog lover. He also spotted with his pet dogs on his holidays. They were spotted at Khar Gymkhana where they were heading to the field.
For the role of Langda Tyagi, Aamir Khan was also ready. In fact, several contenders were looking for this role. However, his audition truly blown Vishal Bhardwaj’s mind and the rest is history. His role as Langda Tyagi was most remarkable ever. In fact, he won the “Best Villain” title because of his splendid and dark performance. According to IMDb, Vishal also asked him to shoot for the sequence.
In Kal Ho Na Ho, he was also not selected for playing Rohit Patel. Before offering to Saif, this role was initially offered to Vivek Oberoi and Abhishek Bachchan. He bagged the Filmfare Award for the category of “Best Supporting Role”.
He was involved in the assault and brawl in a high-end restaurant and blackbuck poaching. In fact, he has a lot to expose. On the shoots of Love Aaj Kal, he was also responsible for the assault on a photographer. He was supposedly found suspect in illegal acquiring of a car from Hawala. It seems like Kareena likes bad boys.
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For around three years after his divorce, Saif was dating a beautiful Swiss model, Rosa Catalano. According to her, Saif didn’t reveal anything about his last marriage life and his children. She came to India and got this information.
Along with these facts, there are something more to know about Saif. As compared to Saif, Kareena did more films which entered into 100-Crore club. She has even grossed more movies with 100-Crore record, such as 3 Idiots, Ra.One, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, etc. After Parineeta, Phantom was the first literary adaptation of Saif. When Parineeta was based on the classic story of Saratchandra Chatterjee, Phantom’s story is based on Mumbai Avengers, a contemporary novel of Hussain Zaidi. He plays Daniel which was film’s original title.