Saif Ali Khan: “I respect cinema but I don’t watch Hindi films”

Chotay Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan feels that being in the biggest film industry, his best investment ever has been to join the industry where the business in now almost doubling.

The actor, who made his acting debut in 1992 with the film Parampara, said in a statement; “My best investment is to join Bollywood. It’s such a good investment. The business is doubling. When we started, things were not the same. It’s a great time now for the filmmakers and actors.”


The husband of actress Kareena Kapoor, Saif featured in movies like Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Yeh Dillagi, Kachche Dhaage and Hum Sath Sath Hain. He played different roles in his Bollywood career.

He is looking forward to the release of his next movie Bullet Raja, in whic the National Award-Winning actor, Saif is playing a different role. He spoke about his role and said; “I don’t think I could have done such a role (in Bullett Raja) two or five years back.”

“Now I think I am ready for these kinds of roles. Now I feel I have understood my work, and different kinds of films are being made. So, it’s an exciting phase,” said Khan, who plays a gangster in Bullet Raja.

According to him, an actor should do films other than commercial ones. While talking, he cited his mother Sharmila Tagore’s example and said; “If you look at my mother, she was a box office star, but she also did a lot of (different) cinema with Gulzar saab. It adds dimension to you.”

He feels that one should not limit oneself against doing different kinds of films as the industry is growing.

Besides his acting, Saif is busy producing Hindi films under his production house, Illuminati Films.

“I don’t watch Hindi films. I don’t know why,” he said.

“During my childhood days, I remember watching Doordarshan and Nirupama Roy crying on screen. That time I decided to watch (Hindi) comedy films. Then I saw my mother’s film. Even she was crying, and I didn’t want to see her crying, so I stopped watching it. When I started working in films, after shooting in them, I wanted to see something different. So I don’t watch Hindi films,” said the 43-year-old Khan.

However he respect Hindi cinema.

“I respect cinema but I don’t watch Hindi films because I want to escape from my work after I finish working,” he added.

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