I get my confidence back every time, irrespective of whether my film works or not.
Saif Ali Khan has confirmed that he will consider shifting the release date of his next "Kaalakaandi" in January, if Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" is rescheduled for release on the same day as his film.
He was speaking at the trailer launch of Kaalakaandi last evening. I wish it had done better. We have already had a chance to see a full-fledged teaser of the film in earlier this year in July. But according to Mid-Day report, the lead star Saif Ali Khan said there could be change in plans due to Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor starrer. I don't want to be anxious about anything as long as I have integrity and I am working hard.
And while everyone is waiting for the Pataudi princess to hit the big screen, proud daddy Saif is way too excited about Sara debut and stated it feels like his own movie is being released. "It's easy to think that people no longer want to see me in a film". Putting all the rumours to rest that the film will only release on Netflix, the makers have finally announced the release date and it is now coming on January 12, 2018. I didn't see enough buzz around the film. "I think when we get close to that release, it will be like my film releasing". He said, "Sometimes, these days, I think people don't want to spend money on marketing".
He was quick to add, "But filmmakers are wary about it and you need to take that into consideration". After the release date of Padmavati was deferred, Kapil Sharma's Firangi was also postponed by a week and Richa Chadha's Fukrey Returns was pulled ahead to release on 8 December.
At the event, Saif also spoke about the box office numbers and he confessed that he does feel bad and it does bother to him if his films don't do well.