Saif believes he is a late bloomer

For someone whose childhood was spent with one leg in the hills of Himachal Pradesh and another in UK’s Hertfordshire countryside, the actor says he has spent a lot of time in introspection rather than focusing on the world outside.

“I think I’m a late bloomer in some ways. My acting is getting better and better today. And I think acting is something that grows with time, something as an understanding and maturity. To know what to do what not to do,” Saif said in a recent interview.

The eldest child from a high-profile interfaith marriage, the actor recalls spending his formative years with westerners, whose laid-back, outdoorsy lifestyle he identifies with.

But living in Mumbai, the actor says being introspective has now become a way of life.

“When I’m abroad, I’m out all the time, running around Taimur or going out to lunch and dinner, not in a very touristy way, but quite chilled out,” Saif said.

“Living in Mumbai, I don’t go out much. Because here, no matter how much money you have, it’s better to be inside, at least, for me. I’ve spent a lot of time inward looking rather than outward looking. So I read, I think and I read more. And I listen to music,” he added.