Saif Ali Khan on being offered ‘Rockstar’ before Ranbir Kapoor

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2020 has been a stand out year in various ways for Saif Ali Khan. He had two consecutive hits in the form of ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’ and ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ before announcing he was set to become a father again.

In an interview with Neha Dhupia, he talked about many topics that haven’t been addressed before, reports Mid Day. From being offered Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar'(2011) to getting into a fight in Delhi, and revealing inside gossip about Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Omkara’ (2006).

On ‘Rockstar,’ he said, “I was offered, Imtiaz wanted to make Rockstar but we made Love Aaj Kal instead. And then he made it with Ranbir. His first offer to me was this film called Rockstar.”

He then talked about an old incident where he got into a fight with a man at a nigh-club in Delhi and the reason why the incident happened.

He said, “So this is an unfortunate incident where a guy said, “Please dance with my girlfriend” and I was like I don’t want to do that, and he said “You’ve got a million dollar face” which I really loved so I think I started smiling, even though it’s probably not true and then he said, “I’m going to F it up for you” and then he hit me with a whisky glass on my forehead and then we got into a fight.”

On Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Omkara,’ Khan said he could have been the first star in Hindi Cinema to show his rear in a film – and why he decided to go against it. He said, “Vishal Bharadwaj is a lovely director and it was a really clever scene because there’s this bit in Omkara where I had these one page of dialogue where I say this Omkara fellow, he’s not made me the Baahubali, I’ll bloody show him, ill anoint myself the Baahubali, I’m going to kill everyone, you see what I do kind of thing.”

Bhardwaj gave the suggestion for Khan to film the scene naked. Khan’s response at the time was, “I’ll tell you what, Tassaduq who is a really funny and cool DOP, I said you and Tassaduq stand there with me naked while you direct me and ill stand there naked, I don’t mind, I’ll do it. He said I’m not bloody directing you naked, I said arre, if you’re not going to be naked then why should I be naked so I wasn’t. but in retrospect, I should’ve done it, it was just too new an idea. I think after John Abraham, showed his half butt, I would’ve been the first butt of Bollywood on screen.”

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