The Bollywood’s suave ‘Nawab’, Saif Ali Khan, rose above the Bollywood legacy and spoke truth of Bollywood industry and admitted that good actors do not get opportunity in India. He also admitted that due to birth privileges or due to their parents, they (starkids) have an upper hand over the others.
Saif shared a pride moment by recalling an instance of being called ‘Khan Sahab’ by Vishal Bhardwaj due to his praiseworthy performance in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Omkara’. He admitted that it was a big deal for him as it was solely due to his solid performance as ‘Langda Tyagi’ in ‘Omkara’. It was also special to him as Vishal had earlier worked with a legendary actor, Naseeruddin Shah.
The ‘Cocktail’ star was in an interview with Anupama Chopra when he got candid and showed his ‘Bindaas’ attitude.
Following the sad demise of Bollywood’s super talented young actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, as he allegedly committed suicide at his residence on June 14, there is a sharp debate in the film industry about nepotism and outsider-insider differentiation. Saif Ali Khan admitted that the talented stars do not get a chance while those with few privileges get the job easily.
Saif also said in the interview with journalist Anupama Chopra that the kind of person he is and the kind of movies he has worked-in have mostly come due to the privilege of being a starkid. “The kind of person I am and the kind of films I have done, it always had a sense of privilege. People struggle through difficult paths and some easy paths but it always has undercurrent. This is especially true for people coming from NSD and film institutes.” said Saif in the candid interview.
The 49-year old starkid, son of legendary actress Sharmila Tagore, Saif Ali Khan did not hesitate to admit the dark side of Bollywood industry. The actor decided to be fair while admitting to the fact that talented actors leave behind while starkids always have the Bollywood’s door open.
While speaking on Sushant Singh Rajput, the actor lambasted on those who are showing crocodile tears on his death. He called those from Bollywood fraternity who are writing long and lengthy messages for Sushant are just “hypocrites”. “It’s (Bollywood) a very cut-throat line of work. But to pretend that you do care is like the ultimate hypocrisy and I think that’s an insult to the dead, you know, it’s an insult to the soul that’s gone,” stated Saif in his bindaas form.