Saif’s blast from the past

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 06, 2005 12:08 hrs

His Salaam Namaste is being flagged as the Friday treat this week. After Hum Tum, Saif is soon turning to be Yashraj’s blue-eyed boy.

What’s more, Saif was even offered Kaal by Dharma! Yes, after Kal Ho Na Ho, Karan offered Saif a part in Kaal and Saif even agreed in principal. But there was a hitch…

He had committed his dates to Vidhu Vinod Chopra for Parineeta. But Karan being a dear friend, Saif was very keen that he do the film for his pyara producer. So he went up to Vidhu and requested if he could take a month off and shoot for Kaal.

But the esoteric Vidhu bluntly refused and in return quoted him a chapter from the Mahabharta of Eklavya-Arjun and underlined that it was even unfair to even ask for some things.

Saif who had volunteered himself for the role in Parineeta had little choice and had to finally say a no to Karan. But going by the reactions that flooded him post the release of Parineeta, Chote Nawab doesn’t think he has made such an unwise decision after all.

Now, what needs to be seen is if this has upset the apple cart? Will we be seeing the suave Khan in another of Karan’s magum opus but the cast of KANK doesn’t feature Saif and going by Karan’s directorial rep, it’s not before 2010 that he will roll his next feature.

So you’ll have to just hang in there until the maker and his actor settle scores.

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