‘I was petrified’: Saif Ali Khan recalls how he was thrown out from his to-be-debut movie
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: We often look at people shining bright and consider their charm to be an effortless job. Throwing light on the prejudices, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan burned all the myths about this illusion of effortlessness. Saif spoke about how he was replaced by another actor in his 'to-be-debut' movie, back in 1992. Saif Ali Khan entered Bollywood in 1993 with the Yash Chopra film, Parampara.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Saif Ali Khan spoke about his initial days in the industry, when he was working with director Rahul Rawail in the movie Bekhudi that also starred actress Kajol. Saif said, "I had to tear through fake cobwebs and emerge, singing a line that went, ‘Chaahat Ki Raahon Mein, Kyun Itna Darti Hai.' It was not easy because my expression had to change as I went from ‘Chaahat Ki Raahon Mein’ to ‘Kyun Itna Darti Hai,"' explaining that why he was thrown out of the movie.
Adding to it he said, "I might just about pull it off today, but, back then, straight out of a boarding school in England, I was petrified. I must have performed badly because soon after, Rahul Rawail threw me out of the film, complaining I wasn’t showing enough interest. That shot, I must admit, was particularly appalling.”
Talking about his journey in Bollywood Saif said that till he reached the point in his life when he was shooting for 'Dil Chahta Hai,' he could be himself on the camera, adding that he deliberately chose the role of the elder brother in Race, despite being offered the younger brother’s part, because he felt that the character was more responsible.
Further, he talked about the wave that invaded Hindi Cinema giving opportunities to versatile roles, "Around Baazaar, I began to approach acting differently, perhaps because it heralded a new wave in Hindi cinema, giving actors like me a chance to reinvent," Saif said.
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