If his performance at the Zee Cine Awards a fews days ago wasn’t proof enough of his return to good health, here comes confirmation of the same from a very reliable source. Says the actor’s baby sister Soha Ali Khan, “Saif is doing fine. His health is good and he’s recovered really fast.”
The ‘Rang De Basanti’ star admits though that the family was under great stress when Saif was hospitalised for chest pain. However, she says, the episode did have its positive side — the biggest one being Saif giving up smoking.
“Saif can’t smoke now. If he does, it will be reported or people will go straight to our mother and tell her what he has been up to,” she smiles, referring to mum Sharmila Tagore’s strict orders to Saif to give up the ‘death stick’.
However, she rubbishes rumours of her brother getting back to his old habits. “Saif has quit smoking. He surely is not allowed to smoke under my watch. Also, as I said earlier, it’s become very tough for Saif to smoke. If he is caught smoking, we will get to know,” she says.
So, when she’s not keeping a watchful eye on her brother, what is the pretty young actor up to? “I’ve just finished shooting Prakash Jha’s film ‘Khoya Khoya Chand’ with Shiney Ahuja and will soon start work on two more films – one is a Sudhir Mishra film and the other a UTV production,” she says.
And if you haven’t seen too much of her of late, she has a reason: “I will only accept substantial roles. I will not act in films where women are just props or accessories. And, at present, I’m not excited about the roles that are coming my way. That’s okay, though, I’m really not in any hurry.”
Finally, we dare to ask her once more – is she dating Dharmendra’s nephew Abhay Deol? “We are just friends. I am a person who makes friends with people I work with. Is that wrong?” she retorts.
After his rather amicable parting from Italian girlfriend Rosa, actor Saif Ali Khan is going through the joys and pangs of being single again.
Living alone in his Andheri residence, Saif says he is missing the presence of love in his life. But at the same time he is relishing the quietude of being single again. The actor believes there are many things that a man can appreciate while being single.
“I think I miss being in love…At times it's very, very quiet in the house. Sometimes I feel sad about the silence. But I also feel something creative will emerge from this quietude,” Saif is quoted as saying by a Mumbai-based tabloid.
Saif said he hopes to fall in love again, but he is in no hurry.
“I guess I'm a romantic at heart. My life even in this state of supremely peaceful solitude is a preparation to share my life with someone,” Saif is quoted as saying.
In one such preparation for his future life, Saif is putting up his new residence in Bandra. But the new house will not be a bachelor’s pad. It has been designed in a female-friendly way, keeping in mind the possibility that Saif will find a companion when he feels like falling in love again.
For the time being, the actor is looking forward to the release of his forthcoming film Tara Rum Pum which is slated to hit the theatres on April 27.
After both Saif and Soha making waves in Bollywood, its now the turn of her grandson Ibrahim. Yes! Saif's little one will be making his big screen debut with papa in Tashaan.
He will be seen in a cameo. Sources reveal that Saif is much pleased with his son's performance, both on location and while dubbing.
Holding daddy's fingers and following his footsteps, Ibrahim has even pleased Saif's girlfriend Kareena Kapoor with his acting prowess. With Race keeping Saif well ahead of his rivals in Bollywood, Tashaan with Kareena and Ibrahim has brought an extra smile to his handsome face!
Guess who is the star attraction of the two biggest releases in the coming months? None other than Saif Ali Khan!
After making headlines with his lean mean act in 'Omkara', Saif would be seen in two back to back high profile projects - 'Eklavya - The Royal Guard' and 'Tara Rum Pum'. Though former is a multistarrer with Big B, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Jimmy Shergill and Boman Irani filling in for the men power, with TRP Saif goes solo in a project that is produced by none other than Yash Raj Films.
Between 'Eklavya - The Royal Guard' [February 16] and 'Tara Rum Pum' [April 27], there are a dozen odd other films lined up for release but none match to their scales when it comes to budget and grandeur.
In between the two movies, there is also a probability of Saif's 'Nehlle Pe Dehlla' arriving on March 02 though one awaits an official confirmation.
Kareena has been flashing a huge diamond ring on her hand for a while now which led to the speculation of her marriage with Saif Ali Khan. Obviously the love smitten couple gave enough fodder to the gossipmongers over the weekend.
Kareena, unlike Saif, had been keeping mum about the affection she felt for him, finally decided to put a full stop on wild gossip of her marrying the star.
Ending weeks of speculations of her marrying Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor said that wedding bells can wait for 5 to 6 years, she is not in a hurry for any decision.
“Shaadi mein to abhi 5-6 saal hain" said Bebo told media persons today. The actress, who was earlier involved with Shahid Kapoor, has however made no secrets of her relationship with Chote Nawab.
The love that blossomed on the sets of their upcoming film ‘Tashan’ matured into an affair to watch out for when the Prince of Pataudi decided to wear his heart on his sleeve. The famous tattoo "Kareena" on Saif’s arm was followed by a dazzling diamond ring on Bebo’s ring finger, sparking rumours that the two were engaged.
Our sources tell us that it is her mother Babita, who is holding Kareena back from making any commitments. For Saif, its his third serious affair after ex-wife Amrita Singh and Italian girlfriend Rozza Catalano.
Saif Ali Khan says he has split with his long-time girlfriend Rosa.
"Rosa and I have decided to part ways. Yes, she has gone back home. That`s about all I want to say at the moment," he said.
Rosa left for her home in Switzerland a few days back. According to some of her friends, she`s expected back in Mumbai after some time to pursue a career independent of her association with Saif.
After Rosa`s departure Saif isn`t alone at home, though. He has son Ibrahim for company.
"I`m holding up fine. I want to spend as much time as possible with my children while I`m on this enforced vacation. By doctor`s orders I`m off work for this month. I`ll start going to the gym early next month and resume work by the middle of April.
"I can`t pretend that Rosa`s going hasn`t added to recent setbacks. But, it`s for the best, I guess," he said.
According to close friends, Saif is far more hurt by the split than he`s willing to admit.
"Things were getting sticky between them. And the split was for the best for both of them," said a close friend.
A Bollywood director wants to make a film on football with Saif Ali Khan in the lead role.
Vivek Agnihotri , who made his directorial debut last year with Chocolate , is looking forward to make a film titled ‘Goal’.
In Agnihotri’s words, the film will basically be a social drama set against the backdrop of the game of soccer. The filmmaker says he has been thinking of the idea of making the film even before the world cup in Germany.
Reports say Agnihotri has approached Saif to play one of the leading roles in the film.
“We are talking to him (Saif) and keeping our fingers crossed,” the director is quoted as saying.
Saif is presently committed to two projects – an Abbas Mastan thriller and Salaam Namaste director’s next film.
The actor has recently turned down offers from directors like Feroz Khan (who wanted him for his Qurbani remake) and Mani Ratnam . Whether he gives his nod to Agnihotri remains to be seen.
Saif and Bebo's affair has admittedly brought out a new person in the Chote Nawab
We don’t know whether Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s love story will have a happy ending but, from what we hear, Saif has taken up drinking again though occasionally.
For all those late comers, Saif had called it quits to smoking and drinking after he was admitted to Lilavati hospital. We hope that with teetotaller Kareena for company Saif has become a safe drinker!
With his first film as a producer, Love Aaj Kal, Saif Ali Khan introduced Giselli Monteiro to Bollywood. However she wasn't revealed until the movie released. Saif is all set to repeat this technique in his next venture Cocktail.
Our source said, "Cocktail is directed by Homi Adjania and apart from Deepika, there is another actress in the film.
While there were rumours that Kareena would be playing the part, the fact is that there is a new actress from London, who will be making her debut in the film. Saif wants to keep the actress under wraps until the film releases."
Confirming the news Saif said, "Yes it is true. But we are only 70% done with Cocktail and after that we have Agent Vinod. Right now, I am concentrating on Aarakshan. We will speak about it when the film is ready.
The hospitalization of Saif Ali Khan has shaken the film industry. Saif who is just 36 has been hospitalized with complaint of chest pain. He is however now out of danger.
Saif’s mother Sharmila Tagore says that Saif’s busy lifestyle and heavy smoking are the main culprits for his present condition. Sharmila and Soha are beside him at the hospital. There were a string of visitors yesterday. Among them were Saif’s current girlfriend Rosa and his former wife Amrita Singh.
Amrita came to the hospital along with her kids. She later said that she was naturally concerned about his health and was praying for his speedy recovery.
Post his break up from ex-girlfriend Rosa, Saif Ali Khan has been experiencing the quietude of being single again.
Saif made no bones about admitting in an interview recently that he sometimes feels lonely and longs for a partner again in his life. However, the actor also said that he is enjoying his single status and he plans to stay so for some time.
To help Saif do something creative during his reflective days, Salman Khan , who is a friend to him, has been encouraging Saif to take up painting and sketching.
Salman has given Saif some basic tips about sketching (form, proportion and perspective etc.). Saif has shown interest in the art and is pretty impressed by Salman’s skills.
Inspired by Sallu, Saif has made one or two sketches so far. Saif now looks forward to hone his skills with pencil and paintbrush further in the coming months.
By the way, Saif already has a very good sense for music. He is quite a deft guitar player.
As for Bollywood, Saif is ready to immerse himself in work. He will soon begin shooting for Abbas Mastan movie Race . Saif has also given his nod to director Kunal Kohli’s next movie and a Yashraj production that will star Akshay Kumar and Anil Kapoor .
For the time being, Saif is looking forward to the release of his movie Tara Rum Pum on April 27.
The gossip mills are now churning out stories of Kareena and Saif's new found attraction everyday. Looking at their frequency of meeting it clearlt seems like their friendship maybe turning into something more.
The duo were recently seen enjoying a late night swim at the JW Marriott pool around closing time of 10 pm.
On Thrusday, Bebo, launched the music of her forthcoming film Jam We Met at a special recording session of Zee TV's popular music show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, in Mumbai. Though Saif did not attend the show but he picked up Kareena after it ended. The two left together in Saif's car, with Kareena's car following them.
The actress who turned 27 on friday threw a huge bash at designer Aki Narula’s home in Juhu but Shahid was no where to be seen. Though he was planning to come down from Toronto he later changed his mind as his ladylove seems in no mood for a reconciliation and has been openly flaunting new flame Saif.
Rumour has it that Shahid is keeping a close eye on entire situation through media news.
The actor has reportedly been spotted buying electronic gadgets too woo Bebo back. His close friends maintain that Shahid not only wants to revive his relationship with Kareena but also wants to put an end to the speculation that his affair with her is a thing of past.
Saif and Kareena relationship is worsening day by day?
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s relationship is worsening day by day. Their romance may have run its race with Kareena finding Saif's unceasing attention oppressive rather that thrilling.
According to our source, insecure Saif keeps calling Kareena on her mobile to keep tab on her and recently while the two were in a party Saif even didn’t let Kareena chat with her female friends.
This disturbed Kareena so much that she asked Saif to leave the party saying that his attention suffocated her.
Well, it’s really hard to understand this pretty lady since she had gone through a similar kind of problem in her past relationship with Shahid Kapoor. Over there, Kareena was the insecure one while Shahid was a chilled out guy.
We would have to wait and see how this relationship shapes up in the coming future. Meanwhile looking at their past we all know that both Saif and Kareena carry a baggage of failed relationships.
Actor Saif Ali Khan has been sporting a paunch for a while now. In fact, ever since he was beset with health problems, the actor has been carrying the paunch. It seemed to have become an intrinsic part of him, almost like his flamboyant style. But it seems that the actor is now bent on doing something about that paunch.
The actor has hit the gym with a vengeance and is working out everyday. On the days that he has a shoot, Saif ensures that he manages to squeeze in an hour at least for cardio exercises.
With his close friends, the other two Khans, Salman and Shah Rukh having hit the gym with a vengeance, it is only natural to expect that Saif will do the same. Of course, it may also have something to do with a certain Bipasha Basu.
It is believed that Saif now frequents the same gym as hers in Bandra. A while ago, they had also been spotted working out together. So we wonder if this new-found zest for exercise is only motivated by the sight of his paunch or is it something else. Whatever be the reason, Saif will soon be rid of the paunch and will be back to sporting the lean mean look.
Saif and Rosa's love story comes to an end with the lady heading back home.
One of Bollywood's most romantic love stories has ended. Saif Ali Khan has split with his girlfriend Rosa. The couple had been living together for the last two years.
Rosa has returned home to Luzern in Switzerland. She left a few days back. Sounding calm, yet troubled, Saif says, "Rosa and I have decided to part ways. Yes, she has gone back home. That's the gist of all I want to say at the moment."
Saif, recuperating at home from a heart scare, now has a broken heart to deal with.
Rosa left a few days back. The course of her future is not clear. According to some of her friends, she's expected back in Mumbai after some time to pursue a career completely independent of her association with Saif. The actor isn't alone at home, though. He has his children for company.
He says, "I'm holding up fine. I want to spend as much time as possible with my children while I'm on this enforced vacation. By doctor's orders, I'm off work for this month. I'll start going to the gym early next month and resume work by the middle of April. I can't pretend that Rosa's going hasn't added to recent setbacks. But it's for the best, I guess."
Rosa spoke to us from her homeland about the parting, saying, "I don't want to talk about the split. Certainly, I am disturbed. Wouldn't anybody be?"
Despite her living in with Saif for the past few years, the chote Nawab's family wasn't ready to give Rosa the status that probably the couple longed for. Saif's mother and Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore had earlier stated, "She is a nice girl but Saif hasn't spoken to us about marrying her so far. He should be doubly careful about not rushing into anything that he may regret later. He should learn from his past experiences."
Now, Sharmila totally approves of the decision. "I will certainly support my son. But at this point my priority is his health, his children and his career. Other than that, Saif and Rosa know what's best for them," she says.
Meanwhile, the reason for the Saif-Rosa split isn't known, but rumours are that his growing friendship with Amrita could be one. But it could also be that Rosa's increasing ambition resulted in an ego clash between the two.
Whatever was the reason, this ends one more seemingly strong relationship in the entertainment industry. According to close friends, Saif is far more hurt by the split than he's willing to admit. "But things were getting sticky between them. And the split was for the best for both of them," says a close buddy.
Saif Ali Khan has solemnised his affections for Kareena Kapoor in an unexpected way. He has got her name tattooed on his arm. Admitting for the first time to the permanent love mark, Saif says, “Yes, I’ve tattooed her name. It’s on my forearm. And very visible to the world.”
According to friends of both, he has never been more committed in a relationship. Marriage is definitely on the cards. A close friend explains, “There’s a kind of fierce and single-minded determination in Saif to make this relationship work for keeps. And, it isn’t a defiant determination to disprove the cynics who say it won’t last. Saif doesn’t give a damn about what people say. He has always gone by his gut feelings, regardless of others.”
He adds, “Earlier, after Rosa left, there were whispers of Saif being involved with various ladies. Saif doesn’t like the image of the Casanova at all. He thinks he’s too grown up for it. He wants stability in his life and a relationship that’s for keeps. He believes he has found it in Kareena. Come what may, Saif will make this relationship work.”
Earlier, when the couple was together in Bangkok shooting for Kunal Kohli’s film, Saif’s co-star Rani Mukerji was privy to many sessions of his outpourings on his love. Kareena and Saif then brought in the New Year in Hong Kong with Saif's two children.
Now shooting in Greece for Yash Raj Films’ Tashan, Saif and Kareena spend as much time together as possible, oblivious to all around, though they don’t have too many scenes together in the film.
2008/5/25 2:59:18 Kareena is feeling smothered by Saif’s constant attention. She wants him to back off and give her space
It had to happen sooner or later. Most of their friends said it would be sooner. “Two volatile souls like Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor can never last together,” a close friend of Kareena had whispered when she wasn’t listening.
The ‘inevitable’ has happened. There are cracks in the perfect passion already. If rumours floating out of the couple’s friendly circle are to be believed, Kareena and Saif are constantly having problems, and it isn’t Saif’s fault, really. Not yet.
Says a source, “Saif is constantly crowding her for attention. Nowadays, if you see him on his cellphone, which is most of the time, he’s only talking to Kareena. Saif has stopped communicating almost completely with all his family and friends. He never was someone to call up his parents.
Now even his mother doesn’t hear from him for weeks. Soha of course, never heard from him anyway. So that’s no different. In fact, when Soha heard that her brother was at the premiere of Saawariya (with Kareena, of course) she said, “I wish I knew, I could’ve met him.”
Dropping all communication with the rest of the world Saif has now found himself a constant preoccupation. Keeping tabs on the love of his life, and accompanying her to events all over the country which have nothing to do with him.
Says the source, “Kareena likes her space. She’s very giving in love, but doesn’t want her man to constantly question her. That’s what Saif is doing. She gets what-are-you-doing where-are-you calls from Saif throughout the day. Initially she enjoyed all the attention.
Who wouldn’t? But now it’s began to take its toll on her nerves. More than Kareena, it’s her mother Babita who’s worried and angry that Saif’s ceaseless trailing may affect her career.”
Friends say, Kareena has asked her beau to back off a bit. Quite a bit.
“But Saif is Saif. When he’s in love he’s nothing else. Ironically, he used to complain about Rozza’s constant attention. Today he’s behaving exactly the way that put him off her for good.
Hounding Kareena with his attention. She can’t help remember Shahid’s laidback easy-does-it gentle attention,” says the source.
So where does the relationship stand? “Well… it’s a little shaky. But nothing alarming yet. All Saif needs to do is give Bebo the space to find her pace.
Otherwise he’d have to get another girlfriend with a name similar to Kareena so he can get the tattoo re-done without too much pain,” says a friend.
After the SRK-Kajol pairing, theirs was one of the most exciting jodis to watch onscreen. But Abhishek Bachchan may have just lost favour with his all-time favourite leading lady Rani Mukherji by not inviting her to his marriage to Aishwarya Rai.
While the duo will be seen in the upcoming ‘Dhrona’, the ‘Ta Ra Rum Pum’ actress now says she shares the best vibe with Saif Ali Khan. “Saif and I are not friends, but we share great chemistry on the sets. If he’s stuck on a scene, he doesn’t hesitate to ask for my advice,” adding in good humour, “We’re very vain - we look at our performances and pat each other on the back!”
She dismisses rumours of fighting with him in New York. “I wish Saif well and I know he feels he same towards me. We’ve grown as actors. ‘Hum Tum’ was a breakthrough film for both of us; it bonded us and got me an award.”
On a completely different front, the actor reveals she regrets working with Mira Nair. “I don’t regret missing out on ‘The Namesake’, but I regret not working with Mira. I loved Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel and I love the film. But I wasn’t convinced about playing the mother of a 25-year old guy.”
So, is the film-maker miffed with her. “Mira understood my point of view. I’m so fond of her; we meet up whenever I’m in New York. I’m sure we’ll work together. ‘The Namesake’ isn’t Mira’s last film, you know!”she ends.
Saif Ali Khan to produce ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ sequel!
Remember the 90s super hit film ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ starring the fab jodi of flamboyant actor Saif Ali Khan and tough guy Akshay Kumar? Buzz has it that Saif is planning a sequel to the Box Office money spinner after seventeen years it first saw the light of the day.
Apparently, Saif will be reuniting with Akshay Kumar for Illuminati Films, his own production house.
Talking to a daily about the sequel, a jubilant Saif said, “You know the funny part is that I wanted to make a sequel to ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ with Akshay when it had released but people asked me not to be silly since sequels don’t work in India. I however, kept saying that they do. Sequels work all the time in America. Making a sequel to the film is a pretty good idea and I might do it now.”
Although Saif has many films in his kitty, ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ sequel is definitely on the cards.
After wrapping off with ‘Agent Vinod’, Saif will be busy with numerous projects under Illuminati Films.
Well, one thing is for sure that Saif and Akshay fans would love to see the ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ sequel!
'Unmarried' Saif-Kareena want to do films together
Saif Ali Khan has made no secret of his desire to have sweetheart Kareena Kapoor in films to be produced by his home production.
But just Saif’s desire is not enough. The directors he signs for his productions will have the last word, as was the case with Imtiaz Ali who chose Deepika Padukone over Kareena to be Saif’s heroine in the film he is directing for the actor’s production house.
“Of course, I’d like Kareena to be in every film I make. But my directors may have other plans,” Saif told a Mumbai tabloid recently.
Coincidentally, Saif and Kareena’s wish has been granted. The two lovers have been signed to play the leading roles in one of Karan Johar ’s forthcoming production ventures to be directed by Rensil D’ Silva, who wrote Rang De Basanti .
However, the film may not go on the floors soon. If things go as planned, its shooting will begin in October this year.
Before that, Saif and Kareena will be seen together in the Yashraj banner’s upcoming film Tashan .
And who knows, by the time they start Johar’s film in the last quarter of this year, Saif and Bebo may be man and wife. Now, this is just a speculation.