Saif on Bollywood Imitating Ideas from West & More, Read All Here

While promoting Laal Kaptaan, Saif Ali Khan spoke in an interview about Bollywood imitating ideas and themes from Hollywood. Read his full interview here!

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Saif on Bollywood Imitating Ideas from West & More, Read All Here

After giving an amazing treat to the audience as Bazaar in 2018, Saif Ali Khan is back with a stand-out script in Laal Kaptan. And, he is all set to release his upcoming film in the character of a Naga sadhu, who is shown in search of revenge in the graphic thriller.

If we talk about Saif’s real life, he sounds quite opinionated, not one to mince words. Recently during an interview with Zoom as a promotion of Laal Kaptaan, Saif spoke about several cinema-related matters, including Bollywood's obsession with the romanticization of the male stalker.

Well, Saif named it a 'genre' in itself. While he was talking on Bollywood films based on male stalkers, he joked that his Kal Ho Naa Ho co-actor Shah Rukh Khan made a career out of playing the stalker in various films and laughed that such films are always successful.

The actor said,

“Male stalker is almost the genre for Indian cinema and somehow it's always been successful and Shah Rukh Khan made his career on it in the beginning.”

He also discussed how Bollywood is imitating ideas and themes from Hollywood.

He said,

“And I don't know, it's like a society thing, we have a tendency to give the audience what we feel they want and again, these characters must have trickled down from the West... they must have been, because we copy a lot.”

Further, he went on to give an example of how the idea for Shah Rukh Khan's superhit flick Baazigar came from a Hollywood film, A Kiss Before Dying, 1991.

“There was a film that became Baazigar, it was not an original Indian idea. It's a Western film about a guy who starts bumping off the girls in the family he wants to take revenge from.”

On the professional front, his upcoming flick,  Laal Kaptan, directed by Navdeep Singh, will hit the screen on October 18, 2019.

The makers have released the trailer of Laal Kaptaan in three parts. Watch it all here!

Trailer - Chapter One - The Hunt

Trailer – Chapter Two – The Chase

Final Trailer – Chapter Three – The Revenge

Apart from Laal Kaptaan, he has two more movies lined up. One is “Jawaani Jaaneman” with debutante Alaia and Tabu that he recently wrapped. And, the other one is the period film “Taanaji: The Unsung Hero” along with Ajay Devgn.