Saif Ali Khan is one of the most established actors in Bollywood at the time, he did not have the same level of success as the other Khans: Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, and Aamir Khan. In a recent interview, Saif spoke about the same thing and agreed it worked in his favor as it not only gave him the freedom to experiment but also to pursue his own path as an actor. As Anupama Chopra of Film Companion said, Saif’s relatively small success was a “really good thing” for him as an actor, he “absolutely” agreed. “I have to say that these guys – Shah Rukh, Salman, and Aamir – were kind of born actors. I think it must have been a childhood goal. Of course, I know it was for two of them.
I don’t know if I was Salman’s ambition, but it was definitely built for that and made for the success it saw. I went to the movies at a time when you had to strive to be a superstar or not. And there is one Period, it wasn’t really about nuances, different types of characters …everything that’s happened now, ”he said.