Saif Ali Khan has a couple of firsts to his credit in his latest movie, Love Aaj Kal–the first time he is playing a double role and the first time he’s playing a sardar.
“Yes, I've a double role. The sardar comes in a story within the story,” says Saif. “The two characters belong to two different time zones."
Apparently, when Kareena first saw Saif dressed as a sardar she didn’t recognise him!
"I grew the beard fully. It had to be faked only for one day's patchwork,” says the actor. “I give full credit for the sardar's look to Dolly Ahluwalia, who styled me in Love Aaj Kal. She had done a great job dressing me up earlier as Langda Tyagi in Omkara."
It’s not often that Saif experiment so radically with his look. "After Omkara, I transformed physically only in Love Aaj Kal,” he says. “Otherwise I'm not much into physical makeovers."