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'I want to be better than Rani'

He just gets better with age. Saif Ali Khan has come a long way from his khiladi days. His days of playing second fiddle to another actor is over.

His performance has just got better with his recent role in Omkara, garnering critical acclaim.

But, for this boyish actor, keeping it simple is what counts. Here, he talks about his latest film Ta Ra Rum Pum and his 'starry' ways.

What was it like playing a car racer? Did you undergo any special training?

It's extremely tough sitting in the car because there are no doors and once you are locked in, it's becomes difficult to breathe because of the heat and humidity.

I complained about this to a fellow driver. It might sound a bit filmi, but when he told me that if this is what I wanted to do, I should just do it, I realised I indeed wanted to do this. From that moment, I stopped feeling claustrophobic.

I did not have any formal training and it was a lot of fun, though at times I felt like I was trapped in a metal coffin.

It can get pretty intense with lack of air, black smoke blowing on your face and the pressure from the G-force when you are speeding along at 150 miles an hour. I've never driven that fast ever, and the effect was almost crushing. I mean, all the instruments are crooked on the panel because your head is constantly crooked!

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