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10 Times When Nawab Has Played The Casanova



In his  new film Jawani Jaaneman Saif Ali Khan is cast(again!)  as a middleaged  playboy…and if that sounds like  an oxymoron  , then well, we will just have to wait to see how Saif carries  off the role of the aging Lothario.  This is  not the  first time he has played  the roving-eyed  womanizer. A list  of  the films where Saif  dipped his wick generously.

1.     Aashik Aawara(1993): In his debut film Saif  tried to pull off the rakish naughty guy with  a glint in the  eye. It  was  a disastrous debut with Saif looking as awkward  as it could possibly get surrounded  by a bevy  of chorus girls  swooning over him. Best forgotten, remembered  only for Saif’s real-life mom  playing his  mother.

2.     Yeh Dillagi(1994):  A  poor  pathetic copy  of  Billy Wilder’s Sabrina  with Saif cast as  the the  rich  playboy who entraps  his chauffeur’s  daughter and then dumps her to go ‘Ole  ole’ with any girl who can lay his eyes  on. The song Ole Ole was a hit. Saif was  not.

3.     Main Khiladi Tu Anari(1994): Saif played Michal J Fox in this  feeble attempt to re-do John  Badham’s  The Hard Way about a  superstar(ahem, Saif) who teams up with  a cop Akshay Kumar to prepare  for  a role as a  cop. Again, Saif  tried to    turn on the Nawabicharm  full-on.

4.     Kya Kehna(2000): Typecast as  the urbane commitment-phobic rake who  won’t own up to his pregnant  girlfriend’s baby Saif Ali  Khan  again played a  guy who has problem being a one-woman man.

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5.     Dil  Chahta Hai(2001): Saif  was Sameer  the  sucker for  love who falls in  love with  every grl he meets. This was a  turn-around  film for Saif  as it  showed him to be an  actor  worth taking seriously.

6.     Na Tum Jaano Na  Hum(2002): Saif was again  a womanizer, this  time  playing a character  contrasting neatly with  Hrithik Roshan’s strong steady reliable loverboy’s role.Saif can’t help playing the  field. It’s in his  genes.

7.     Hum Tum (2004): A flirt and a ladies’ man  and an incorrigible  skirtchaser  until he meets  Rani Mukherjee.The Government, in  all its wisdom, decided to  confer the National award on  Saif for this role.

8.     Cocktail(2012): The story of a guy who thinks   life is a  never-ending  one-night stand.Who  can forget Saif in drag romping in his apartment with two unknown chicks. Dimple Kapadia who  played his mother  just didn’t seem to feel maternal.Can’t blame her.

9.     Happy Ending(2014): Again the  footloose  fancyfree guy, who thinks  life is  one big  party.When will Saif ever grow up? Not  in  Jawani Janemann, for sure.