Preity has accused Wadia, her former boyfriend, of molesting and abusing her and filed a police complaint.
"I am friends with both (Preity and Ness). I went to school with Ness and from what I know of him he is a wonderful gentleman.
"I am sad this has happened. I hope things are sorted out between them," Saif said during an interaction with the media here.
"Both are my friends. I want both of them to be happy," he said.
Saif and Preity shared screen space in films like 'Dil Chahta Hai', 'Kal Ho Na Ho' and 'Salaam Namaste'.