Hits and misses
Saif’s acting career can be clearly separated into pre- and post-'Dil Chahta Hai' phases. Before Farhan Akhtar's coming-of-age film happened to him, Saif delivered B.O. hits such as 'Main Khiladi Tu Anadi, 'Yeh Dillagi' and 'Hum Saath Saath Hain', but never really stole the spotlight. Using Sameer of 'Dil Chahta Hai' as a launchpad, Saif vaulted his Bollywood career to a new level. He also received his second Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role.