"It is pretty awesome," says Saif on Saturday, currently getting his first whiff of festival adulation at Marrakesh.
"Yashji (Yash Chopra) and I are the only representatives from Bollywood. I'm representing Karan Johar, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity for Kal Ho Na Ho," says Saif sounding blissful and a little incredulous.
In the night he's supposed to have dinner with Martin Scorcese. "It's quite an honour. I haven't really been part of the festival circuit. First the National award back home, now this…I feel extremely proud and Indian wearing all the achkans, sherwanis and kurtas. It feels…coool!"
Saif has been on an extended vacation for the last three weeks. Dividing his time between his lady-love Rosa's family in Zurich and his own parents in London, he's all charged and ready to come back to India.