Saif Ali Khan is somebody who wears his coronary heart on his sleeve. The actor just isn’t one to mince his phrases, regardless that he has now learnt to measure them a bit. As he promotes his upcoming movie Vikram Vedha, he not too long ago travelled to Delhi the place he engaged with the media to speak in regards to the movie, the present state of Bollywood, and his co-star Hrithik Roshan. (Additionally learn: Saif Ali Khan calls himself ‘liberal, left wing’, however says he ‘shouldn’t say such issues anymore at present’)
Vikram Vedha is a remake of Pushkar and Gayathri’s 2017 Tamil hit of the identical identify, which starred R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. Responding to Hindustan Occasions on whether or not the inevitable comparisons his movie could have with the unique make him nervous or excited, Saif says, “I truly welcome the comparisons. I respect Madhavan immensely. He did an incredible job however I do know there shall be comparisons. Any person advised me one thing as soon as. We’re referred to as stars, and there’s a entire galaxy of them. And the rationale there are such a lot of is that everybody is totally different. So, I hope I’m able to convey an fascinating tackle it.”
The truth is, Saif says he himself seems to be ahead to creating these comparisons. Nevertheless, Madhavan’s efficiency as Vikram was not a reference level for his portrayal. “It’s fascinating to look at now and evaluate them. I cherished Madhavan within the movie. And like Hrithik additionally stated, we’re utterly totally different folks, so the best way he approached a scene is totally different from how I did it. I’ve by no means completed a play however I think about that’s what occurs there when new actors come right into a well-known play. It’s so fascinating,” says Saif.
The movie is about to be handed over to the audiences, in addition to the critics, fairly quickly. And the critiques will come out. Speaking about whether or not he attaches any significance to movie critiques now, Saif says, “There are such a lot of totally different critiques that typically it’s a multitude. You learn one that claims it’s nice, one other calls it garbage, and a 3rd that claims this isn’t good. So, you choose over time, who you belief. So 3-4 guys who nonetheless have some integrity, in my head, I do know who they’re. I prefer to learn them as a result of that teaches me one thing.”
In fact, he takes his household’s opinion severely. His spouse, actor Kareena Kapoor, noticed the movie at a particular screening in Mumbai not too long ago. Speaking about her assessment of the movie, Saif says, “She was actually glad. She felt the movie was nice, she thought I used to be actually good in it. On the interval, she stated ‘my God it is a blockbuster’, after which on the finish, she stated, ‘what a film, I wish to see it once more’. It’s good as a result of I watch movies with only a few folks and he or she is somebody whose opinion I worth and to see her enthusiastic about it felt good.”
In Vikram Vedha, Saif shares display screen house with Hrithik Roshan, who performs the gangster Vedha to his cop Vikram. It’s the primary time they’re collaborating because the 2002 movie Na Tum Jaano Na Hum. “I used to be each excited and nervous to work with Hrithik,” says Saif, explaining, “I’ve seen his movies and typically it is rather troublesome to have a look at anything. There might be stunning ladies round him or a serene sundown on display screen however you’ll be able to’t cease this man. what I’m speaking about. So, I believed I is likely to be in plenty of bother as a result of folks would surprise why he has completed a movie with Hrithik when all people will simply take a look at him. However in all seriousness, he is an excellent actor and it was enjoyable.”