My chemistry with Kareena goes a bit flat on screen: Saif


When two Bollywood stars tie the knot, there’s increasing speculation about them being seen together on screen. But Saif Ali Khan, who’s paired up with Ilean D’Cruz for his next film, isn’t too keen to appear with his wife of six months in movies.
“It’s something that happens to me when I’m working with her, I’m not as interesting on screen,” admits Saif, “I become like how I am when I am with her, which is not interesting. Normally, an actor is competitive, and that makes for good chemistry on screen. The chemistry goes a bit flat when you’re too comfortable.” The last time Kareena and Saif came together for a film was in 2009, for Kurbaan. Before that, they were seen in Tashan, but their first film together was JP Dutta’s LOC: Kargil. Now, however, Saif and Kareena are maintaining a studied approach towards working together. Or let’s say not working together. It’s not like they aren’t offers for endorsements, especially after they wed, but they are not interested.
“It’s really difficult to maintain your identity as an individual when you’re in a relationship like ours. People are constantly asking you about your relationship. You’re promoting your film and someone asks you about the relationship and that answer is made into the headline. The way around it is the way Americans do it. Daniel Craig is married to Rachel Weisz, you won’t even know, he doesn’t talk about her, he’s not seen with her except for in some private function. And they’re both known for the work they do. Even a brand endorsement for us as a couple, we don’t want to do it because we don’t want to be projected like that, we want to be projected as individuals, who have a personal connection with each other. But in the public, the less you see us together, the better,” says Saif.


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