Sacred Games: Where Saif Ali Khan Finally Found His Voice

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Sacred Games: Where Saif Ali Khan Finally Found His Voice

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aalakaandi and Sacred Games’ star, Saif Ali Khan is a wondrous oddity in the Bollywood Khan-iverse. The actor who turns 48 today doesn’t hold the larger-than-life romantic promise that Shah Rukh Khan has been milking forever. He doesn’t command the frenzied fandom that comes naturally to Salman. Saif can’t inculcate the “serious actor” niche either, because Aamir got there first.

It’s also why Saif, who flits across genres effortlessly, is considered a lightweight and non-mainstream hero, despite starting his career only a few years after the other three. He is a rare A-lister who is almost impossible to bracket.

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