Saif Ali Khan doesn't let his flop films kill his confidence

Saif Ali Khan has confirmed that he will consider shifting the release date of his next "Kaalakaandi" in January, if Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" is rescheduled for release on the same day as his film. He said, "It would have been nice to see "Kaalakaandi" releasing with Padmavati, as it shows that we have a film industry which makes a different kind of movies".

Kedarnath, produced by Abhishek Kapoor, under the banner Guy In The Sky Pictures along with T-Series, KriArj and Balaji Motion Pictures, is slated to release in December 21, 2018. Though, there is no clarity from the makers of Padmavati about its next release date. I hope we don't have to do that. Recently, we saw Secret Superstar and Golmaal Again releasing on the same day and both films did well.

Speaking of Sara Ali Khan with a wide smile on his face, Saif Ali Khan expressed his excitement and said, "I am happy. But filmmakers are wary about it and you need to take that into consideration", Saif added. Off late, Saif's films have not fared well at the box office.

On the work front, Saif Ali Khan stars in Delhi Belly writer Akshat Verma's directorial debut, "Kaalakaandi". But I don't do that. After the trailer launch, we had a freewheeling chat with Saif about why he was confident that it was time for him to venture into the digital space with Sacred Games on Netflix, the failure of Chef and his daughter Sara Ali Khan's film Kedarnath. "I'll keep working and hopefully, things will fall into place". Kaalakaandi is a Marathi slang for when things go disastrously wrong.

Going back to doing his favourite genre of dark comedy, Saif wants to avoid clashing with Padmavati at the box-office.

Shenaz Treasury, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Akshay Oberoi and Isha Talwar alongside Vijay Raaz and Deepak Dobriyal also play important roles in the film.

Vanessa Coleman