After much delay, Saif Ali Khan‘s much-awaited Chef has a release date! Speculations were rife that the film had been postponed indefinitely but now it’s final. The movie will finally hit theaters on October 6, 2017. As of now it seems to be a solo release. For those who don’t know this film is an adaption of the 2014 original Hollywood multi-starrer that featured Favreau, Robert Downey Jr, Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson. Interestingly the film was directed by Favreau too. The story is about a chef who quits his job from renowned restaurant to start his own food truck dream. As he embarks on this new journey he tries to rekindle the estranged bond he had with his family. Saif’s story will reportedly be set in Kerala, Rajasthan, Goa. From what we heard, the climax sequence was shot in New York.
The actor went through special culinary training for his role. Raja Krishna Menon who is helming this project made sure Saif Ali Khan was trained under experts to better understand the nuances of basic cooking. We are so excited! The last time we saw Saif in the kitchen was in Salaam Namaste where he played the head chef – Nikhil Arora. This time the debonair actor is set to cook up a serious culinary storm this coming fall and woo us all. When Raja Krishna was asked why he chose Saif in the Chef remake , the director said, “I needed someone who was endearing and I felt Saif intrinsically understands the idea of being this person who is trying to find answers to a lot of questions and sometimes one goes by instinct. My instinct was Saif and he was excited and agreeable to doing the role and I feel he fits the bill completely. as per reports on DC.
The film will also star Telugu actor Padmapriya. Reports state that she might play Scarlett Johansson. Savr Kamble will be playing Saif’s son in the film. As per reports on Mumbai Mirror, he was zeroed in on after 100 kids auditioned.