Saif is funny, an­noy­ing and sur­pris­ing: Ka­t­rina

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Saif Ali Khan and Ka­t­rina Kaif spent an event­ful hour spilling Bol­ly­wood se­crets and shar­ing in­ter­est­ing tid­bits with the win­ners of HT Stars in the City con­test.

The Nawab of Pataudi, 49, was at his hu­mourous best, and giv­ing him com­pany was Ka­t­rina Kaif, who re­vealed a rather spunky side of her. Although she has worked with Saif in Race (2008) in the past, Kabir Khan’s up­com­ing is the first film where the two are paired ro­man­ti­cally. When asked what it was like work­ing with Saif, Ka­t­rina, 32, didn’t mince words. “Sur­pris­ing, some­times an­noy­ing and some­times funny,” she said.

Since fresh pair­ings is the trend these days, a fan asked Saif if he’s like to be paired with ac­tor Alia Bhatt. “I don’t know what kind of a film that will be, as she is 25 years or so younger than me. I’ve seen her as a child when I was work­ing on Bhatt sa­hab’s film. Any­way, a Hindi film hero must work with at least eight gen­er­a­tions of ac­tresses,” he joked.

As the chat steered to­wards Saif do­ing his own stunts in­stead of us­ing a body dou­ble, the ac­tor said that it’d be much eas­ier if he had a dou­ble that ac­tu­ally looked like him. “If I had a very hand­some du­pli­cate, things would be easy. But he bet­ter look like me, not just some­one with a big nose! I am too unique to have a dop­pel­gänger,” he joked, adding that he had a photo of ac­tor Ran­bir Kapoor’s looka­like, to which Kat, who is dat­ing Ran­bir, said, “Why do you have Ran­bir’s photo on your phone?” Saif shot back say­ing, “He is fam­ily (re­fer­ring to Ran­bir be­ing his wife Ka­reena’s cousin), why can’t I have his photo?”

Ac­tors Saif Ali Khan, Ka­t­rina Kaif, film­maker Kabir Khan, along with au­thor Hus­sain Zaidi, came to HT City to meet win­ners of the Stars in the City con­test. In a chat with Sonal Kalra, Na­tional Editor - En­ter­tain­ment and Lifestyle, the team dis­cussed their up­com­ing film, Phan­tom, took ques­tions from the au­di­ence, and even played a round of dumb cha­rades.

Saif, you started out pretty young and have done a large num­ber of films in dif­fer­ent gen­res. What keeps you mo­ti­vated?

Var­i­ous things — some­times pos­i­tive, some­times neg­a­tive. Like, when I see some­body else look­ing great, then I am like, ‘What am I do­ing?’ I get lazy at times, and then, when I see young hand­some ac­tors, that mo­ti­vates me. But this is what I call neg­a­tive mo­ti­va­tion, as it doesn’t come from within. Over­all, I find it hard to main­tain the same stan­dard of mo­ti­va­tion.

Saif, when do you and Ka­reena plan to have chil­dren?

Well, we are not in a rush be­cause when you have chil­dren, your live re­volves around them. Right now, act­ing is our life. Also, we want to en­joy life with each other. Chil­dren will come much later, when we are ready for it.

Ka­t­rina, are you in­ter­ested in any other as­pect of film­mak­ing like com­pos­ing mu­sic or di­rec­tion?

It would be very bad for a film to have me as a mu­sic di­rec­tor. I would love to be a di­rec­tor, but I don’t think I am ca­pa­ble enough to take quick de­ci­sions, so I wouldn’t mind co-di­rect­ing a film.

Ka­t­rina, are you an in­se­cure ac­tor?

Ev­ery ac­tor is in­se­cure about their work, but ths in­se­cu­rity is a good thing, as it pushes you to work harder.

In town to pro­mote their up­com­ing film, Saif Ali Khan, Ka­t­rina Kaif and Kabir Khan let their guard down as they fielded ques­tions from fans

PHOTO: SHIVAM SAX­ENA/HT

Ka­t­rina Kaif holds up a sketch made by a fan, who stayed up all night to do it

The win­ners of HT City Stars in the City con­test with the team of Phan­tom

PHOTO: WASEEM GASHROO/HT

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