Kalaakandi marks Saif Ali Khan’s 60th film in Bollywood!!
Jan 9, 2018
Saif Ali Khan, who has spent 25 years in
Bollywood, entertaining the audience with an array of films like `Dil Chahta
Hai`, `Omkara` and `Being Cyrus` amongst many others, hits the momentous 60th
film mark with debutante director Akshat Verma`s `Kaalakaandi`. The actor, who
is known for picking distinguishable roles, zeroed in on the dark comedy
admittedly after giving it a lot of thought. Eventually, Saif immersed himself
so much into the project that he even choreographed the wedding song in the
film, `Kaala Doreya``. Even earlier on in his career, Saif had suggested hook
steps for the song `Woh Ladki Hai Kahan` in `Dil Chahta Hai`.
Nary Singh, who is one of the
most-talked-about characters from the promos of the film, had a fan-girl moment
while working with Saif. While shooting pivotal scenes with him, she was not
only awestruck by the actor`s presence on the set but was also nervous while
enacting her scenes. When the director brought it to Saif`s notice, he went out
of the way to make her feel comfortable.
Other than Saif, the film also boasts of
interesting characters that will draw you into its funny, yet dark narrative.
Actor Deepak Dobriyal, known for his performances across indie and mainstream
films, tutored his co-stars in the Haryanvi dialect for the movie. While
shooting the song, `Swagpur ka Choudhary`, a break-meets-funk-rock number with
a dash of Haryanvi lyrics, most of the actors found it difficult to lip sync
the lines correctly. Deepak, who plays a gangster in the film, came to their
rescue and explained the meaning of the lines, which helped his co-stars to
slip into the right mood for the number.
Neil Bhoopalam, who plays an underworld don
styled himself, keeping the fashion of the 80s and Amitabh Bachchan in mind.
His look is replete with long side locks, bell-bottoms, and tight shirts. The
actor also watched the superstar`s movies to effectively copy his mannerisms.
The film also stars actors like Vijay Raaz,
Sobhita Dhulipala, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Akshay Oberoi, Shehnaz Treasury, Shivam
Patil and Amyra Dastur.
Kaalakaandi, produced by Cinestaan Film
Company and Flying Unicorn, releases on January 12.
We wish all the best to Saif Ali Khan for
his future ventures!