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Saif Ali Khan on being relevant in movies after 30 years: “I have my mother’s youthful genes and a good view on life.”

Saif Ali Khan

Saif Ali Khan has changed with the times, and how. He’s done it all: historical, thriller, comedy, romance, you name it, he’s made a film in it. What most people don’t realize is that he’s been doing it for 30 years and is still relevant.

How did he manage it? He is still working on projects like Vikram Vedha and Adipurush. When we press him, he says, “In a nutshell, that would be a current approach, I think.” I’m not especially stuck in the past or dogmatic in my thinking and feelings on many topics. Perhaps it’s also the people in my life — my family and friends.”

And what about 51’s excellent looks? “I have my mother’s (veteran actress Sharmila Tagore) youthful genes, so it’s a combination between that and a good view on life,” Khan chuckles. It all begins with thinking, and you’re fortunate if others see you as significant.”

He claims, however, that nothing about his career was planned. In 1993, he made his acting debut in Aashik Awara. Whether it was Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Omkara (2006), Cocktail (2012), or Tanhaji- The Unsung Warrior (2020), Khan has managed to appeal to people of all ages. “It’s not something I’ve considered — maybe that helps as well – simply to do it rather than worry about it.” I approach my work with a sense of adventure and novelty. I’m delighted to be here and like what I do. And I’m more thrilled than ever for tomorrow! That, I believe, is beneficial.”You must be passionate about other things,” says the actor.

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