"Being provocative is part of human nature" - Saif Ali Khan

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By Faridoon Shahryar, Bollywood Hungama News Network

"I felt Mid Day was a fairly decent newspaper but I am a bit disappointed with the paper for running that article and it has got a bit yellower for me," says Saif Ali Khan in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive video interview referring to the article in a Mumbai Tabloid yesterday that referred to a News Channel's transgression into the personal space of Kareena Kapoor's mobile text messages to Saif.

''Certain TV channels that are ridiculous, the stories they come up with. You can't watch that television. On the other hand maybe if I am a housewife in Kalinga, I may really enjoy that. My point is that if you're not a movie star and don't take it personally then you may find it entertaining. We find gossip entertaining, we find certain kind of masala TV entertaining, we find international smutty press entertaining, some people find pornography entertaining... you can't account for nature. But I can tell you I don't watch that kind of television,'' Khan succinctly expresses his views on the media intrusion in a celebrity's life.

Saif's next film Kurbaan ran into trouble recently with a Political group that expressed strong objection to Kareena's backless posters. ''It's a waste of time and money to put up a poster and then have to take it down. Either it should be legal or it should be illegal. There should be a body that passes the poster. Once that poster is passed, it should be passed.'' But don't you find it a bit obscene and it seems it is deliberately titillating? ''It is meant to be a little provocative. Being provocative is part of human nature. People go to parties with backless cholis, they wear mini skirts. Does it mean that we should become Taliban now? Does it! And ban that. On the other hand, I think there should be a law in place that says that this kind of poster can't be displayed in public and then we won't do it. But is there such a law? We don't want anybody to be offended,'' says Saif.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Don't miss the video interview where the Chote Nawaab handles several tough issues with a dexterous ease. It's coming real soon. Only on... Bollywood Hungama Broadband.