Will ‘Cocktail’ salvage Saif's career?


Saif's 19-year long career has swung wildly. Will 'Cocktail' finally work for him when Agent Vinod didn't?

When he made his debut in 1993, Saif Ali Khan was a lanky 23-year-old with long hair, strong accent and no great acting skills. Today, he is still strongly accented with a six-pack body and a body of work worth writing about. But his 19-year long career has swung wildly giddy highs and abysmal lows.Just when the media wrote him off after a spate of average films like 'Aarzoo' and 'Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega', Saif swung back as a strong supporting actor in 'Dil Chahta Hai'.Though his magnum opus 'Agent Vinod' with lady love Kareena Kapoor failed to impress the audience or the critics, Saif is unfazed. This time he is back in 'Cocktail ' as what he is best at: A romantic hero.  Here, a look at the films which worked for him.

Dil Chahta Hai and Kal Ho Na Ho: This film was the turning point for Saif’s and breathed life to his dwindling career. Saif’s Sameer was much appreciated by the audience and made him a reliable supporting actor. In 'Kal Ho Na Ho', despite being pitted against the Badshaah of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan, Saif’s boy-next-door act as Preity Zinta’s puppy best friend cum boyfriend got him the best supporting actor awards for that year.

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