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The Many Faces of Saif Ali Khan

Last updated on: April 1, 2013 14:13 IST

Image: Saif Ali Khan in Go Goa Gone
Sukanya Verma in Mumbai
Everybody's talking about Saif Ali Khan's wacky blonde look in his home production, Go Goa Gone, directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

The actor plays Boris, a zombie slayer, in the upcoming zom-com but his look -- takes visible inspiration from Duke Nukem, the lead protagonist of an action video game series.

Although he's experimented with his looks several times before, it's never been as drastic as his look in GGG. While the trippy project hits the screens only on May 10, here's a look at other instances when Saif played with his appearance.


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Cocktail
We don't know if Katrina Kaif has seen Saif Ali Khan's version of her item number, Sheila Ki Jawani wearing a black lace negligee, Viking helmet, dripping mascara and shocking pink lipstick, et al.
We don't think she should.


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Aarakshan
Not many were convinced about Saif's portrayal of a Dalit in Prakash Jha's Aarakshan. And that earnest looking moustache did little to help as he awkwardly blurted out his lines. 


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Kurbaan
The goatee is back but unlike Yeh Mumbai Hai Meri Jaan, Saif's countenance bears the mark of experience and maturity as he essays a terrorist in the garb of a professor in the much-hyped Kurbaan.

Love Aaj Kal

Image: Saif Ali Khan in Love Aaj Kal
His Punjabi accent fumbles a bit but when it comes to looking the part in Imtiaz Ali's romance, Saif plays the young Sardar Veer Singh quite convincingly.


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Tashan
From a moustache that is reminiscent of Hulk Hogan to a get-up involving a blonde wig, which actually makes him look like a leaner version of the wrestler himself, Saif sure channels the most unusual personalities. 


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Race
The smoothly gelled back hair, sharp suits, sleek beard, classic sunglasses and debonair millionaire appearance is a look Saif Ali Khan rocked in Race and keeps going back to for films like Agent Vinod and the recently-released Race 2.


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Omkara
His Langda Tyagi in Omkara is the one desi avatar to beat them all.
As the grungy, creepy, vile schemer of Vishal Bhardwaj's Hindi Othello with yellowed teeth, kohled eyes and a buzz haircut, the otherwise suave actor is virtually unrecognizable.


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Eklavya
Aristocratic roles come easily to the Nawab of Patuadi and he plays a modern-day prince with characteristic poise in Vidhu Vinod Chopra's awe-inspiring Eklavya.


Image: Saif Ali Khan in Parineeta
Till now Saif represented all things cool, hip and urban but his turnabout as the classic, tussar-kurta clad noble in Pradeep Sarkar's adaptation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Parineeta was quite a welcome change.

Hum Tum

Image: Saif Ali Khan in Hum Tum
Kunal Kohli's When Harry Met Sally rip-off covers three different stages of Saif-Rani's romance but it's our man's shaggy hair, hippie avatar in his mid-20s that stands out the most.
For all the wrong reasons, that is.
Also, he won a National Award for this.

Darna Mana Hai

Image: Saif Ali Khan in Darna Mana Hai
A far cry from the chocolate-faced poster boy, the unshaven, darker, edgier Saif made everyone perceive him with new eyes first in Ram Gopal Varma's horror anthology, Darna Mana Hai.
He donned a sleeker avatar of the same look as the smooth-talking conman of Sriram Raghavan's Ek Hasina Thi.

Dil Chahta Hai

Image: Saif Ali Khan in Dil Chahta Hai
And now besides a neatly shorn mane, Saif paid tribute to all things vintage in this breezily choreographed retro number, Woh Ladki Hain Kahan for what would turn out to be one of the best films of his career -- Farhan Akhtar's directorial debut, Dil Chahta Hai.

Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan

Image: Saif Ali Khan in Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan
For the longest time since his debut in Yash Chopra's Parampara, Saif let his locks stay relatively long and wavy and stick to same look.
He did sport a goatee in the obscure Mahesh Bhatt caper, Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan, originally titled Mr Aashiq, as part of his various masquerades in the script.