Saif Ali Khan Expresses Disgust Over Bollywood's Obsession With Male Stalkers
Saif Ali Khan revealed that the Indian cinema relies heavily on male stalkers and many actors have made a career playing those parts
Saif Ali Khan is one of the biggest stars in Bollywood. The actor started his career in 1993 with Parampara. Throughout the span of his career, he starred in many films such as Ek Tha Raja, Kya Kehna, Main Khiladi Tu Anari and some of his biggest hits which included Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Hum Tum. He also ventured into the digital medium with Sacred Games last year, and fans of the show have been lauding her performance even more. Whether it's action or comedy, the actor has learnt the skills and makes sure he delivers them to the best of his abilities on screen.
But despite being in Bollywood for the longest time, Saif still feels there are a few things wrong with the industry. Known for voicing his opinions openly, the actor recently shed light on Bollywood's obsession with stalkers and showing them as characters of desire. In a recent interview, he shared, "Male stalker is almost the genre for Indian cinema and somehow it's always been successful and Shah Rukh Khan made his career on it in the beginning. I don't know, it's like a society thing; we have a tendency to give the audience what we feel they want and again, these characters must have trickled down from the West. They must have been because we copy a lot."
The actor also referred to one of such films, by Shah Rukh, stating that it was in fact a remake of James Dearden's, A Kiss Before Dying. "There was a film that became Baazigar, it was not an original Indian idea. It's a Western film about a guy who starts bumping off the girls in the family he wants to take revenge from," he continued. On the work front, Saif will be next seen in Laal Kaptaan. Upon its release, he will be returning on set to shoot a number of films such as Taanaji, Tantrik, Hunter, Bhoot Police, Vikram Veda amongst a few more.