Saif Ali Khan has not had the best year in films with Rangoon and Chef, both failing at the box-office. However, Khan was praised for his acting skills in both. But that is not the only thing required to make a film work.
Khan’s choices of films have neither been commercial nor are they mainstream. While speaking to a leading daily about the same, he said, “You’re right. A lot of what I get turned on by might not be the right offering and that is a curse as well as a blessing. I don’t have a very ‘massy’ brain and I cannot say wow, this is perfect, they are going to love this one in the front benches. Sometimes, yes, I do think it is a commercial film. I admit some of my ideas are niche. But then again, I’m scared to use the word ‘niche’. I do not think I’m niche. Maybe, I’m not comfortable doing what I would find silly. You have got to do it well and if you find something silly, you obviously will not do it well. Some people can do that kind of comedy really effectively. Having said that, I’ve enjoyed the commercialism of films like Race and Hum Tum.”
Khan will next be seen in Akshat Verma’s Kaalakaandi which is slated to release on January 12, 2018.