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Saif Ali Khan all set to play Bhopali detective

This is yet another film that Saif has green lighted recently after picking up rights for the French comic book.

Written by BollywoodHungamaNewsNetwork | Published: March 30, 2012 11:29:18 am

Saif Ali Khan is moving on. After playing a spy in the just released ‘Agent Vinod’,he has now made up his mind to do some more crime thrillers. The next on the anvil is a film where he would be enacting the role of a detective. This isn’t all as this time around the milieu would be totally ‘desi’,what with Saif getting into the garb of a Bhopali detective.

“Saif enjoyed thoroughly working on ‘Agent Vinod’. However after working in a film that was set on such a humungous scale,was spread across continents,took two years out of his life and was allocated a multi crore budget on it,Saif now wants the set up to be comparatively lighter. He was bowled over by the basic idea of playing a Bhopali detective and immediately consented to be a part of it,” says a close associate of the actor.

In fact the talks have moved beyond the preliminary stage and the film has been confirmed to go on floors. The makers are getting other logistics in place and in quick time,the film’s title; director and the leading lady would be announced as well.

“In fact this is yet another film that Saif has green lighted recently after picking up rights for the French comic book,which is again an action thriller based in a business world,” the source added.

“He seems to have caught fancy of such genre. Since these films are moving beyond the conventional setting of a quintessential ‘hero-heroine’ world,Saif too feels that at his age it only makes sense to rewrite the direction his career his taking. With ‘Race 2’ as another thriller he is already doing,it is obvious that the likes of ‘Love Aaj Kal’ would be far and few now,” added source.

As for Bhopal,there are a couple of reasons that have fascinated Saif to have set the film in this part of the country. Though it is a known fact that he had spent quite some time in Bhopal while shooting for Prakash Jha’s ‘Aarakshan’,not many are aware that his paternal grandmother was Sajida Sultan,the Begum of Bhopal. Now by setting another film entirely in Bhopal,it is akin to a homecoming for Saif.

Confirms Saif,”After spending good time in Bhopal,I thought that it would be good to bring in hardcore Indian sensibilities for the audience. Moreover to set a crime thriller in this city would be a different experience altogether.” Not to mention,a little more comfortable and less strenuous as well,especially after travelling continents for ‘Agent Vinod’.

Joginder Tuteja

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