Saif Ali Khan: “I don’t like stardom and fame”

Saif Ali Khan, who is featuring in Bullet Raja, says he don’t like stardom and fame. He says it doesn’t attach much significance to it.


“I don’t like stardom. It is not important for me. I want to be respected as a person and money can’t do that. I don’t like people making noise, camera flashing, drama and three security guards walking with you. It is horrible,” said the National-Award winner.

“I love acting and love getting paid for it. I love making money. It is nice, these things are great. I don’t want to be famous, I don’t like the attention. It sounds strange to people.”

He wants to spend a normal and comfortable life.

“It feels nice to be walking and seeing things around, do normal things. I want to be happy, comfortable. That is why I spent lot of time abroad. Nobody recognizes me. So, I am very happy,” he added.

Saif doesn’t consider himself as a great actor or a superstar. “I don’t think I am a superstar. I am just a star. Actors like Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan and others are superstars who have achieved great success. I don’t think I have achieved that. I do I think I am successful but not super successful till now. But I would like to be super successful,” he said.

Talking about his recent release Bullet Raja, he said; “I wanted to work with Tigmanshu (director) he is quite multiplex and single screen type director. Bullet Raja is like single screen kind of film. If the film doesn’t do well I will be in trouble. I am looking to do work that is slightly out of my comfort zone, I hope it works for me,” he added.

“All the films that I have done cater to multiplex audience. Doing a single screen kind of film is being part of a Hindi film star. Today more and more different kinds of films are being made hence there is an option to choose the best,” said 43-year-old.

His Bullet Raja is full of guns and shooting. Saif too loves guns in real life and in films also and Tigmanshu’s films have always had guns.

“I love guns, I know guns very well. They are like passion for me. I love shooting them and love looking at them. I would like to have a library, I would like to have a gun room, look at them and admire. They are like work of art for me, like painting. I possess 12 in the family,” Saif said.

Sonakshi Sinha and Saif Ali Khan starrer Bullet Raja deals with the nexus between politicians and gangsters in UP and Saif got well versed with this while shooting for the movie.

“I knew there was corruption over there but I realized it is like between the businessmen, police, gangsters and politicians while doing it (film),” he added.

“It feels great when people like your look. It is like the Dabangg of gangsters. The look is my idea. I gave inputs. We found this nice look with shiny shirts, rudrakash etc,” said Saif, who sported a raw and rustic gangster in Bullet Raja.

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