I used to look like a girl with long hairs: Saif Ali Khan
Mumbai : National Award winner Saif Ali Khan revealed about the kind of reactions he used to get from fans and followers during his early days in the Bollywood.
Speaking to Pinkvilla, he said, “I didn’t look like a hero. Akshay Kumar did. I looked a little girly, with my long hair. I was quite anglicised…very different from the Indian idea of the Dharmendra kind of macho,” he said, adding “Usually, I got comments on looking a bit like a girl… I certainly had a really bad voice which I hadn’t worked on. So, I was there squeaking away in an English accent.”
He also revealed how his mother Sharmila Tagore used to poke fun at his looks. He said, “My mother jokes about it. She was at lunch with me recently and she said, ‘People must have thought initially that Tiger and my son will be this really impressive figure.’ (laughs) Genes and all, I don’t know how much it matters.”
During the interview, he also spoke about his experience of first audition, which he tagged as terrible.
“The line was, ‘Arre, Devdas ke avatar, ab koi doosra role pakad yaar.’ But I, with some English accent, was saying, ‘Arre, Dev saab ke aulaad…’ It was quite funny and really bad,” he said.
Saif Ali Khan had made his Bollywood debur in 1993 with Yash Chopra’s Parampara. He will be next seen as antagonist in Om Raut’s historical drama Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.