Mumbai: Saif Ali Khan, known for films like Being Cyrus, Omkara and Parineeta, says he will be a better actor in English as it is his primary language. During an episode of online streaming service Saavn's upcoming show "Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev", Saif spoke about his career, his daughter Sara and son Taimur, read a statement.
Will be a better actor in English: Saif
"One of the reasons why I got into films unfortunately, I'm being honest, is because I wasn't interested in my exams and academics and I just ran away from home and said 'Oh movies sound great'. But I didn't really know what I was talking about," said Saif.
"So, this desire and this understanding of acting came a bit late for me if it had always been there. If it had been there earlier maybe I might have chosen to struggle in the US, I don't know."
"But I think being sensible about it, you have more opportunities and again it's that nepotism thing again. Being mum's son (veteran actor Sharmila Tagore) would give me a more chance here to meet people than in America. But I think in English I speak in English as a primary language, unless I'm speaking to someone who is working for me usually."
"There's a difference there, so I think I will be a better actor in English because I'll know when I'm lying whereas in Hindi I've never said to a girl 'aapki aakhein itni khoobsoorat hai' (your eyes are so beautiful) so I don't know whether that sounds genuine or not, I'm not used to saying that," he added. On his daughter Sara, who is gearing up for her debut film Kedarnath, Saif says he always knew she wanted to be an actor.
"I have seen her do a very funny advert when she was four and she's been like this all along. There was actor Aishwarya Rai on stage in New York with people going ballistic and Sara sitting on the floor behind the curtain saying 'This is what I want to do'," said Saif.