Bollywood nawab, the son of actress Sharmila Tagore and the late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan made his acting debut in Yash Chopra’s unsuccessful drama Parampara in 1993 but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama Yeh Dillagi and the action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari in 1994.
He started 2018 with Kaalakaandi and the film didn’t fare well but the actor doesn’t see things like a star, but as an actor.
In an interview, Saif said, “I have always enjoyed this space. After all, the idea is to do everything and be creative. When you are doing some mad stuff, it’s fun. After that, you just come home and have fun. There’s nothing like it, right? I think a good actor’s need is to be saleable and at the same time, they should be trying to make some out-of-the-box choices in movies. It’s interesting to do that in art. But yes, you do need to keep an eye on the numbers too.”
He said,” I don’t want to follow rules. All this doesn’t worry me at all. As long as I have integrity and I’m working hard, I’m fine.”
He said, “There was a point of time in my life when I was lazy and laid-back. But not anymore! Today, I’m up at 7 am, ready to go to the sets and I enjoy doing that. There’s no room for any kind of fear. There are times when people call something interesting and they don’t work. Sometimes, something absolutely outlandish works terrifically. There are some things that are out of control. But people in India, I think, want to watch a different kind of cinema.”
Sharing his experience of working with Vikramaditya Motwane, Saif said, “It’s been really interesting. Vikram is a very good director, watches closely and gets the best out of his actors. I’m happy I’m working with him at this stage of my life where I’m already pretty good at it, I believe. He can tune it and ask me to watch certain areas. He’s a rare breed and we are also trying to compete with the rest of the world. He’s making something special.”