Race’s box office response has been huge and has proved that Saif has the talent to be listed among Shahrukh, Salman, Akshay and Aamir as an A-List actor. Recently, Saif gave an interview and talked about being the Prince of Bollywood, the Bachchan tour, his future in the industry, his family, and of course, BEBO.
Even with the success of Race, this sudden fame and exposure hasn’t gone to his head. Saif remains humble as he says, “I guess stardom is all about box office hits. I’ve done some successful films and quite like myself in them. So I think I’ve earned the title [of Prince Khan]. But there are more accomplished actors than me like Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman, Akshay, and Hrithik. Today, it’s a galaxy of stars shining and I am happy to be a part of it”.
Due to his success with Race, Saif recently got a 30-crore movie offer but rejected saying, “It was quite a generous and tempting offer, a package deal, but everything isn’t about money. There were other important aspects which didn’t agree with my thinking”.
Saif’s popularity prompted the Bachchan’s to ask him to join their highly anticipated “Unforgettable” World Tour. Rumors quickly arose that he has signed on to the tour, however disappointing many fans Saif explained, “It didn’t work out. Now I’m planning my own stage shows in a world tour along with a senior actor. My market will be diluted if I do it now. Moreover, and a very important point, I want to wait for some better music of my own. Now it’s only Race’s music that’s popular.”
When asked about the one and only Bebo (Kareena Kapoor), he said she was “quite the inspiration” because of how “stunning” she looks. “She’s got me into weights and yoga”, says Saif on how Kareena has inspired him.
Lately though there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the carrying of the Olympic torch Saif still plans to do his part as he said, “It’s for a good cause. I love sports. I’ve been a cricket lover but someday, in some way, I’ll promote the cause of sports.” Now that’s a Prince-like move!
Here is a list of his upcoming projects:
-Tashan (Alongside Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, and Anil Kapoor under Yash Raj Films — April 25)
-Yash Raj Films “untitled” summer release (Alongside Rani Mukherji and Amisha Patel, directed by Kunal Kohli (Hum Tum))
-Roadside Romeo (India’s first animated feature film featuring Kareena Kapoor as well — slated for Diwali))
-“Untitled” Imitiaz Ali film (slated for a Christmas release, Saif will play the lead role alongside Deepika Padukone)