Saif has now embedded his royal stamp in Bollywood. Saif has always spelt sophistication and style. And now it is his body of work that speaks realms of his diverse acting talent.

Whether it was Ek Haseena Thi, Dil Chahta Hai, Omkara, Being Cyrus, Parineeta, Salaam Namaste, Kal Ho Na Ho, Hum Tum, Parineeta or the recently released Race, Saif has punched his mark successfully.

Noted trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, "The industry always spoke of the three Khans when it spoke of star power — Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman. Then Hrithik Roshan made it to the premium list and also Akshay Kumar. These five actors called the shots, commanded the best fee, while their films fetched incredible prices. Post Race, Saif Ali Khan has joined the club."

"Saif's talent was acknowledged long back; the actor has delivered sparkling performances in films earlier but Race has consolidated and cemented his status as a star with tremendous pull."

Saif is the perfect combination of a stylish star and a versatile actor and has worked with the most diverse set of directors like Sriram Raghvan, to Kunal Kohli to Farhan Akhtar, Pradeep Sarkar to Homi Adajania to Abbas- Mustan.

Race, his new release, is his second biggest opener in several international markets, after Kal Ho Na Ho.

Business reports have it that Race has garnered a whopping Rs. 22 cr in just three days coming close to Om Shanti Om that had opened to that kind of massive collection. It is expected to garner 35-40 crore nett by this weekend.

The film "raced" ahead worldwide boasting of a collection of $10.5 million in three days.

Saif is all geared to branch out and explore unexplored territories. The actor has just launched his production brand Illuminati Films. A-list directors Shriram Raghvan, Imtiaz Ali and Homi Adjania have been roped in to make films for his banner.

In fact Raghvan will soon embark on Agent Vinod that has Saif in the lead. Plus there's Karan Johar's untitled venture with Kareena.