“Kaalakandi” passed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with as many as 73 cuts. And as if now, the movie is currently with Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) and Saif Ali Khan is hopeful that the film will come out with few cuts. Saif was asked about the film in an interview, he told the media, “I wouldn’t say that the film is stuck. There were a lot of cuts (suggested by CBFC). There is a government body of films called FCAT. So, films that go there with a lot of cuts come out with no cuts or really less cuts. Hopefully, it will come out with few cuts because it’s a lovely movie and the process is still on. We think the trailer come out after we know what the final cut is.”
There were questions about Prasoon Joshi’s vision of seeing the movie and giving the FCAT certificate. How hopeful Saif was that films would no longer be censored since Prasoon Joshi has replaced Pahlaj Nihali. To which, Saif answered, “I am always hopeful and also realistic. I don’t know what will happen let’s see.” The movie is directed and written by Akshat Verma and is produced by Rohit Khattar and Ashi Dua. It will be released on 8 September 2017 worldwide.
Saif is working on his next project “Chef”. He was asked about “Kaalakandi” at the trailer launch of his upcoming movie “Chef”. Saif is playing the role of a father to a teenage son. The relationship between both of them is doing well. The movie is all about how a father rekindles his relationship with his son. Saif is a father of Taimur Ali Khan. He was asked about how he balances his personal and professional life. To which Saif told the media, “When I am working I’d like to do a 7-7 shift if I can. That’s really good because I get to see him (Taimur) in the morning and when I get home I get to spend a decent amount of time with him. If you shoot in the wrong shift, you don’t get to see your children at all sometimes.” He added, “In earlier days, I remember senior actors telling me that they used to do so many shifts that they often didn’t get to see the family for a long time. I think today we all have become more conscious of it now and we balance.” Saif Ali Khan’s movie “Chef” is scheduled to release on 6 October 2017.