When Kareena Kapoor saw Saif dressed up as a Sardarji at a trial show of Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal, she couldn't recognize him! So complete was Saif's transformation that Kareena failed to recognize Saif in the sequences featuring him as a Sardarji! "This has got to be the most convincing disguise ever on screen. Even I got taken in," says Kareena appreciatively. "People will forget Saif is a Khan. They'll think he's a Sardarji."
Tell her Kareena's cousin Ranbir is also playing a Sardar in Shimit Amin's film and she quips, "Ranbir has a tough act to follow up." And now Kareena has made a decision on Saif's behalf. She won't let anyone take Saif's talent for granted, not even Saif himself. When Aamir Khan decided to get some of his A-Lister colleagues together for a meeting about the deadlock between film producers and multiplex owners, he also called up Saif Ali Khan whose instant reaction was, "Why me?"
Explains Kareena, "Saif just doesn't take himself seriously enough. When Aamir invited him for a very exclusive meeting about the crisis regarding the release of films, Saif 's reaction was to wonder why he's being invited for such an important meeting." Kareena feels Saif needs to take himself more seriously now. "After his performance in Love Aaj Kal and Rensil d'Silva's film, I'm convinced Saif's best time begins now. But he doesn't know how to market himself."
Sadly, Saif has no time to imbibe Kareena's strategies on career management. No time for love! That could be the theme song for the Saif-Kareena relationship at the moment. Because Saif has absolutely no time for love…or Kareena. "His first love these days is Love Aaj Kal, his first production. Saif lives, eats, breathes and sleeps with the film these days. He has no time for anything else," grumbles Kareena good-naturedly, and adds she has seen Love Aaj Kal twice.
"This is Saif's best performance after Omkara. I'm so proud of him. Love Aaj Kal is as much my baby as Saif's. I'm going to be completely involved in the publicity, marketing, everything. This is our first production and we're going to make it rock."