‘I have the saleability’

Saif Ali Khan feels he still has a long way to go in comparison to the other Khans in Bollywood

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Published: Sun 31 Oct 2010, 12:02 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 1:13 PM

SAIF ALI KHAN says he is not in competition with the three other Khans of Bollywood - Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman. He is happy with the position he has in the industry and adds that he has “a long way to go”.

“They have worked in iconic and more successful films. Aamir’s debut movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was a superhit, Salman’s Maine Pyar Kiya was also a superhit, Shah Rukh has done equally good. I am really happy with the position I am in,” Saif said.

“I look forward to doing better films and rising up to that position, but they are senior to me and have worked in great films. They completely deserve the position they are in. I have a lot of respect for them,” he said.

Although Saif has carved a niche for himself in the industry, he says he has a long way to go.“I think I do have a niche. I think I have the saleability, I have the ability to roll a project as a producer as well as the lead actor, which in itself is substantially satisfying achievement. But am I satisfied with the depth of the niche? No, of course not. I want it to be much deeper, work harder. Work is in progress.”

The actor is now busy with his first production venture, spy thriller Agent Vinod, which also stars Kareena Kapoor in the lead.

“It is a very basic story. We are working hard on it and trying to take the action and the drama to another level,” he said.

After Omkara, he is again in talks with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj to star in his new film.

“I am looking forward to working with Bhardwaj. We are on the verge of finalising things,” he added.

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