Saif Ali Khan is an Indian film actor and producer. He made his acting debut in Yash Chopra’s unsuccessful drama ‘Parampara’ in 1993, but achieved success with his roles in the romantic drama ‘Yeh Dillagi’ and the action film ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’, both released in 1994. His career prospects declined through much of the 1990s, and his biggest commercial success of the decade came with the ensemble drama ‘Hum Saath-Saath Hain’ in 1999. He rose to prominence with roles in two ensemble comedy-dramas—’Dil Chahta Hai’ in 2001 and ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ in 2003.
The 2004 romantic comedy ‘Hum Tum’ proved to be his first success in which he played the sole male lead, earning him the National Film Award for Best Actor, and starring roles in the drama ‘Parineeta’ and the romantic comedy ‘Salaam Namaste’, both released in 2005, established him as a leading actor in Bollywood. He earned wide critical praise for his portrayal of a manipulative businessman in the 2004 thriller ‘Ek Hasina Thi’, an apprentice in the 2006 English film ‘Being Cyrus’, a character based on William Shakespeare’s antagonist Iago in the 2006 crime film ‘Omkara’, and a terrorist in the 2009 thriller ‘Kurbaan’.
Khan’s greatest commercial success came with the 2008 thriller ‘Race’ and its 2013 sequel, the 2009 romance ‘Love Aaj Kal’, and the 2012 romantic comedy ‘Cocktail’. He followed it by starring in a series of films that under-performed at the box office, but received praise in 2018 for playing a troubled policeman in the Netflix thriller series ‘Sacred Games’. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and six Filmfare Awards, and received the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award, in 2010. He has been noted for his performances in a range of film genres—from crime dramas to thrillers and occasional romances—and his film roles have been credited with contributing to a change in the concept of a Hindi film hero. In addition to film acting, he is a frequent television presenter, stage show performer and the owner of the production company Illuminati Films.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Saif Ali Khan movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Saif Ali Khan films scheduled to release in 2019 and thereafter. We can only hope that the latest Saif Ali Khan movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. Jawani Janeman (2019)
Saif Ali Khan will be starring and co-producing Nitin Kakkar’s next titled ‘Jawani Janeman’ under his banner Black Knight Films. The film will be directed by Nitin Kakkar of ‘Filmistan’ fame. According to a press release, Saif will produce the film under his banner Black Knight Films along with Northern Lights Films. “Saif and I have always chatted about producing films together. We were on the lookout for the right script and with ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ we found that,” Jay Shewakramani, of Northern Lights Films, said in a statement. The film will go on floors in 2019.
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2. Hunter (2019)
Saif Ali Khan will be next seen in ‘Hunter’, helmed by Navdeep Singh known for ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’ and ‘NH10’. The actor has till now wrapped up two schedules including the Rajasthan schedule. The story is about a ‘Sadhu’ (Hindu ascetic) who is out for revenge. Saif has been spotted frequently in the get-up of his character. Talking about the film, Saif had said in an interview, “It’s my most ambitious project till date. I don’t think I have been part of a film that has been made on this scale. It’s about a fight between two brothers and my character, who’s almost like an animal, fights for his rights.”
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3. Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior (2019)
‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’ is an upcoming Indian period drama film starring Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan. The movie is directed by Om Raut. It is based on the life of Tanaji Malusare who was the Maharashtrian Koli military leader in the Maratha Empire. Film’s pre-production began on 20 July 2017, and principal photography commenced on 25 September 2018. It is scheduled for a worldwide release on 22 November 2019.
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4. Untitled Vishal Bharadwaj Project (TBA)
Saif Ali Khan and ‘Piku’ co-stars Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan will next be seen in a crime thriller movie to be directed by veteran director Vishal Bharadwaj. The movie has been adapted from S Hussain Zaidi’s book, ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’, where Deepika will reportedly be essaying the role of Sapna Didi. The film with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles has been pushed due to an unavoidable and severe reason : Irrfan Khan’s illness.
Vishal Bharadwaj has made it clear that the film is still untitled and is not based on Rahima Khan / Sapna Didi’s life. He accepted that the movie is a takeoff from the story Femme Fatale from Hussain Zaidi’s book ‘Mafia Queens of Mumbai’ but as his team worked on this idea, the story and screenplay took on a new identity and shape which was nowhere close to the above-mentioned names. Hence, it is definitely not a biopic.
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