The Wooplr “Besties” series is brought to you in celebration of Friendship Day 2014.
Photo courtesy: Dinesh photography
Danish Sait is a RJ, a popular emcee, and a comedian. You might also know him by his alter ego, ‘Nograj Saar’. And when he’s not pranking unsuspecting citizens, he’s busy hosting the Pro Kabaddi League.
Saad Khan is the founder of Centrestage, producer of THE IMPROV shows, an accomplished director who gave Bangalore its’ first Hindi film, Station, and a talented screenwriter. Some of his works have been screened at the Cannes Film Festival.
How long have you two been friends?
Danish Sait (DS): About two-and-a-half years.
What is Saad’s favourite word / line?
Danish Sait (DS): ahh… It’s “balls to you”.
The Hindi version of it actually. I’m not sure you can print that though. It starts with ‘L’ and ends with ‘L’
Saad Khan (SK): Bro, you got that spot on!
How did you both meet? When did you both hit it off?
Saad Khan (SK): I think it was after the rehearsal for an IMPROV show. That’s when we met first.
Danish: Yeah, we connected on the comedy note more than anything else. And Bangalore Urdu. Definitely. And also the fact that Saad calls his ‘Bestie’ as ‘Bro’! Today being Eid and all, it makes more sense!
Saad: (*laughs*) You know what, I guess we are both quite old school. You will never see us go like “hey, let’s take a selfie together”, “You are my bestie”, “We should go for movie tonight and then go to that coffee place I told you about”
Danish: (*laughs*) I see a Mount Carmel reference there!
Saad: (*laughs*) It was the “let’s take a Selfie" line wasn’t it?
What I mean is, as best friends, we don’t meet as often as the world would expect best friends to. We don’t feel the need to. We don’t have to “catch up” all time. It’s more about the moments we share.
Danish: That’s right. The first person I’d called after finishing my very first TV show was Saad!
The most ridiculous thing you two have done together
Danish Sait (DS): This interview.
Saad Khan (SK): There are a lot of stupid things we have done. Once in a Dubai mall, Danish was doing an impersonation of the sheikhs there - right in front of them! I was s***-scared someone would probably come beat us up. Or worse, end up in jail. Nothing happened though.
Danish: They think the whole word speaks like them.
Saad: That’s true.
And yesterday we hung around in Commercial street late into the night. I just stopped midway and shouted “Hey, this is Danish Sait. Who wants a photo with him?”
Danish: (*laughs*) Yeah, and quite a few snapped up with me! We were at there till 2am shopping for my Eid dress. I got myself a Pathani Kurta Pajama.
What’s Danish’s favourite colour?
Saad: Blue or black?
Danish: Black it is.
What’s Danish’s favourite Bollywood movie?
Danish: Dude, I haven’t watched that movie.
Saad: Really? Well then, must be any of those male bonding movies. He likes them a lot like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Danish: Saad, how about you switch to Hollywood? It’s easier (*laughs*)
Saad: Got it. The Wolf of Wall Street
Danish: He’s right. I like movies where there’s a lot of cursing and swearing.
What’s Saad’s Bollywood song?
Danish: I know his favourite movie. It’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
He’s not the kind that trips on music. But yesterday, I played this song called Tamil Fever by Benny Dayal and he’s hooked on to it since.
What’s Danish’s favourite TV show?
Saad: Family guy & Suits
Danish: I think you need to talk more about the show I’m doing right now.
Saad: What? Oh yes, and Pro Kabaddi League. Let’s get some free promotion out there huh!
What’s Saad’s favourite dish?
Danish: Any salad… and when he’s not being a fitness freak, anything under the sun. But Chinese is his favourite!
Saad: Bang on! I love Chinese.
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