Saif Ali Khan: Holding my own in a Shah Rukh Khan film was a big achievement
Saif Ali Khan is one of the top actors of the country today. His film choices in the past have made him stand out and the actor also has his kitty full with films currently. While he is shooting for his next ‘Chef’, he is also promoting ‘Rangoon’ simultaneously. But there was a time when Saif did not think like an actor at all.
When asked about the turning point of his career, Saif had stated, “I had a very shaky start because I wasn’t cut out in my mind or in other people’s mind for this (Bollywood). I wasn’t thinking like a hero or as an actor. Over the years, I started understanding the dynamics of the industry better. Films like ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ were important. I think holding my own in a Shah Rukh Khan film was a big achievement at that time, and I also learnt a lot from him in terms of the kind of commitment a hero brings to a film.” (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor: Saif Ali Khan and my issues are only in newspapers)
He continues, “After that, I was cast in ‘Hum Tum’ and thereon, things changed. Well, there were highs and lows, and sometimes, one loses focus and a certain amount of excitement of going to work every day. I went through that phase a couple of years ago, where maybe I was being a little less passionate about what I was doing. I guess I needed a wake-up call. Sometimes when things don’t work, you get a jolt and it makes you sit up and work that much harder.”