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Saif Ali Khan Looks Back At His Career Through His Evolving Hairstyles, Film Companion
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Cocktail (2012)

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I look a bit fat with short hair. This film we were producing and we had great music and everything. But we didn’t have a hero. We sent it to Imran Khan who was taking a lot of time reading it and said, “Listen, it’s nice but it’s not that great.” And I think Dinesh had offered it to Ranbir Kapoor without telling me. I was the producer! This is what happens if you don’t pay attention to your business. But I think he forgot Ranbir is my cousin-in-law so he told me later. Nobody wanted to do it! So I said, “I’ll do it, let’s just make it!” And it worked out well.

I thought this would be pretty much the last time I’d be doing it (playing the romantic hero). I was getting a little bored also of that vibe. The soul of the romantic hero is a guy who is confused about his future and is commitment-phobic. I think that’s really irritating also after a while, to the audience. If the guy is grown up and been married twice, you’re like, “You’re still confused? You shouldn’t be.” It suits young kids to be that way but young men should know.

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