MUMBAI: The brother sister duo of Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan will be the guests this week on Koffee With Karan.
The episode will be aired on Sunday, 11 March at 9 pm on Star World and Star One.
Saif opens his heart out on the show, discussing several topics varying from films, marriage, kids, family and Rosa. He tells Karan how it feels being the first metrosexual hero, Indian cinema has to offer. He also talks about how Vishal Bhardwaj approached him to play the part of Langda Tyagi in Omkara and the fact that he was initially very apprehensive about playing the part!
For the first time ever he discusses on camera, about how his life and responsibilities have changed dramatically post his marital split and how he feels he could have handled the situation in a better manner. He confesses on the show that one day he would love to be friends with his ex-wife Amrita Singh. Saif also talks about his Italian girlfriend Rosa and how he hopes that things work out for them in the future.
On the other hand, Soha shares her thoughts on her biggest hit Rang De Basanti. She admits that she is very proud of her brother’s success and 15 years back she would have never expected him to be the superstar he is today. She also confesses that at present she is single but she strongly believes in the institution of marriage and is eagerly looking forward to it.
Excerpts from the interview:
Karan: When you came in.. you were criticized for being too western and no one really thought you will make it to the point you have! And now you are considered the first metrosexual hero that Indian cinema has to offer.
Saif: You better stop that because apparently it’s quite in after the Bond film to be rugged! So don’t call me metrosexy now!
Karan: We don’t know what the word really means!
Saif: is it Gay?
Karan: No its not! It’s definitely not gay!
Saif: Yeah! We know what it means.. I mean I do have a couple of creams in my bathroom that I like to use!
Karan: And do you go for a manicure or pedicure?
Saif: Once in a while! I feel having really ragged nails and split cuticles is no good! People judge people by their hands. I was told that! I look at hands quite a lot!
Karan: Oh dear! (Hiding hands)
Karan: Omkara and versatility of course the superstardom! Does it surprise you?
Saif: I won’t call it superstardom!
Karan: It is! I’m calling it that and I’m from the inner circles of the film fraternity so if I’m saying it.. it must be true!
Saif: You are the circle of the film fraternity!
Karan: No I’m not! You are viable commerciallyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ your critics love you ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ everyone loves you! I know I’m gushing right now but it’s all true!
Saif: I think I’ve been at it for sometime and I’ve learnt and grown. With all this also comes a sense of responsibility and this is my life! I’m really not capable of doing anything else as rewarding in every way- emotionally, financially. This is all I can do and I’m happy I can do it well! But its become more than getting happy.. getting a compliment or somethingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ There’s a long way to go! There’s an entire life to take care of. This is my way of supporting myself and very seriously it’s my careerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ it’s what drives me! I’ve learnt that I need to do it and it’s very much a part of who I amÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦
Karan: How did you think things worked out for SaifÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ Did you think he would be where he is today?
Soha: Fifteen years agoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ No!
Karan: Do you feel proud of him today?
Soha: Hugely! I’ve seen all his films!
Karan: Contrary to you!
Saif: In many cases that’s quite an achievement!
Soha: I haven’t seen all of them! I’ve seen all the good ones and I’m so proud of him and of what he’s achieved. I’ve spent more time with him in the last 3 years and now that I’m also working in films I end up meeting him more often even if it’s on the set.
Karan: So is there anyone around?
Soha: NoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ not at the moment!
Karan: Your single?
Soha: YesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ single..
Karan: No Prince of Morocco?
Soha: No! That’s bizarre.
Karan: I read it somewhere that the Prince of Morocco proposed to youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦
Soha: We should ask my parents that because they’ll know more than me. Sometimes proposals come that are filteredÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦