Saif-Tigmanshu talk 'Bullett Raja'
Saif Ali Khan hasn't been seen on our screens for a while now. He scored the obligatory hit with Race 2, which really wasn't up to much, and showed us a fun side with Go Goa Gone — something he seems set to continue in his next, Tigmanshu Dhulia's Bullett Raja.
Director Tigmanshu Dhulia, who's known more for making off beat serious films, is set to go all commercial with this film which also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Jimmy Shergill.
"This is the first time I am attempting such a movie. Masala is a very derogatory word. I would like to say that yes, I have made films like Paan Singh Tomar, Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster. But when a director like me makes a commercial film, we can change the face of commercial cinema," Dhulia said earlier this week at an event promoting the film.
"We will give commercial cinema more value and they will be better aesthetically. Then they will not be called formula films," he added.
Saif's character is called Raja Mishra in the film, and it's for the first time that he's playing a gangster.
"After many years, I got this chance to play a character which is very different from me. I always wanted to play a gangster," said the dashing actor.
Saif says the Tigmanshu Dhulia directorial, premised on a fictional mafia based in Uttar Pradesh, is neither vulgar nor violent. But it is fully entertaining.
"Tishuji (Tigmanshu) has tried to make each scene an item. There is action in the film but not violence, there is comedy but not vulgarity. So it is a good action drama set in the background of Uttar Pradesh. I'm very glad I could be part of it," finished off Saif.
Bullett Raja hits theatres 29 November and also stars Chunkey Pandey, Gulshan Grover, Raj Babbar, Ravi Kishan and Vidyuth Jamwal and it looks like Saif had a blast playing his character! Take a look at the trailer and do let us know what you think of it below!
Theatrical Trailer: Bullett Raja