Not in competition with Aamir, SRK, Salman: SaifBy IANS
Friday, October 29, 2010
GURGAON - Actor 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’s done equally good. I am really happy with the position where I am, Saif told reporters here Friday.
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.
The actor was speaking at the Epicentre Auditorium in Apparel House, Gurgaon to join celebrations with the Taj Enlighten Film Society, which has been validated as India’s Largest Film Society by the Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI).
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. I have a long way to go. 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 Vishal Bhardwaj. We are on the verge of finalising things, he added.