Mumbai :As the rise of #MeToo movement in India has opened many dark spaces of Bollywood, actor Saif Ali Khan, whose daughter Sara Ali Khan is gearing up for her Bollywood debut, feels no one has the guts to mess with his family members.“It is a very unequal society. I don’t think anyone will misbehave with my people… I don’t know why I feel like this, but be it my mother or sister or wife, I feel people will not have the guts to do that with them.“It might be because they have certain protection around them. So, we have to protect the ladies who don’t have that protection around them or that aura that protects them. We have to make the place safe for the vulnerable ladies,” Saif said.”We have to come to a situation where women feel safe enough to complain immediately and matters will be taken seriously. I hope the #MeToo movement stays in future and does not die down because it will create a comfortable atmosphere for everyone.
Apart from the #MeToo wave, the Dil Chahta Hai actor expressed concern over the growing paparazzi culture in India. He wondered how people could be so interested in his two-year-old son Taimur Ali Khan’s life.”Media’s constant attention to him does not really bother me, but it would be better if it was not there. If the media likes it, people like it, I am okay with it; but I won’t be interested in someone else’s kids so much.”On one level, it is nice that he makes people laugh and smile; but on another level, why is so much attention given to a kid? Why are we so interested in a little kid so much? I don’t understand it,” he said with a smile.
“I am an actor, so I cannot remain in the safe zone. I must entertain people, but I must be willing to take risks to the point that it is right and not in excess. For me, my instinct is important. I cannot be dependent on hits and flops. I know how to do my job, I know how to say my lines, do action sequence, some films will work and some won’t, that’s the chance you have to take. But yes, films have to make money with the right budget and I am not chasing some magic number,” says Saif.However, Saif sounds excited about the future. “I get the feeling that I am just going to get better with time. I am going to be a great 60-year-old like Anil Kapoor. I want to work as long as Amitabh Bachchan. There will be parts written for me like them. If you look after yourself, if you are a good actor, if you are looking good, I don’t see why not.”