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Saif Ali Khan: I made up Natalie Portman story to entertain myself
July 28, 2012 05:29:25 PM IST By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Expect Saif Ali Khan to bring on humour off the screen as well. Just when one thought that the actor was taking his lover boy image to the West as well, what with a film with none less than Natalie Portman being on the cards, here is the latest. The 'news' was nothing but a joke from Saif who chose to crack it after finding himself in the middle of all the speculations, assumptions and rumours.
The fact that he was obviously 'high' (no pun intended) on COCKTAIL further made him loosen up all the more that made him 'reveal' this 'information' which was nothing but his way to 'entertain' himself for a change.
"Saif is plain amused to see so much being said and written about his personal life as well as certain career decisions. Right from being married off to Kareena every second month to the newer dates being announced to the questions coming his way about playing a lover boy to actually getting some of the biggest successes whenever he has wooed his girls on screen, Saif is finding himself in the thick of things. It was one such moment when a journalist asked him about his future plans and Saif decided to have some fun," says a close associate of the actor.
It was then when instead of coming with the denials or evasive answers, he built up a story around a film with Natalie. After all, he pretty much knew that a quote stated by him in jest would actually make headlines and to some extent, this was also his own way to have some good time while being on the other side of the table.
"He was obviously grinning from ear-to-ear when everyone picked the news about Natalie and there was a new round of speculations that started making the rounds. The biggest question was around how did he actually make this Bollywood-Hollywood collaboration happen, especially when so many other actors are said to be planning it without fail for years," the associate continues, "Saif's phone was ringing day in and night out for the last couple of days but he chose to keep mum as this time around the amusement level took a different proportion."
However, Saif has now decided to break his silence otherwise the entire weekend would have gone into further media overdrive about the film, something that he felt was avoidable.
"It was a joke, I am sorry," smiles Saif, "It's just that I am very annoyed with speculations on all the aspects of my life. If this goes on, I might just start making up stories like these to entertain myself. Hope people will understand that."