Always the one to experiment with his roles, Saif Ali Khan has gone the extra mile to prepare for his character in his upcoming film, Bullett Raja. The movie, set in Lucknow, is an action drama, which requires the actor to look physically fit on-screen. He has been training extensively to really get the look of the character perfect. Says Saif, “In Bullett Raja, the kind of lines he’s (his character) been given to speak and the kind of situations he finds himself in, it would just look really silly if he’s not a tough guy. It’s a great feeling when you’re fit and you’re looking good when they are shooting you in the morning.”
In the film, Saif plays a gangster hailing from Uttar Pradesh, for which he had to get a grasp over the UP accent as well. The director of the film, Tigmanshu Dhulia, personally trained him to ensure that he gets the dialect right. Tigmanshu told a leading daily newspaper, “Saif is a very proactive actor and he keenly participated in the learning process. He is truly a director’s actor, and he diligently listened to what I had to say.” He further went on to add, “While shooting we worked on language and accent. Even though Saif was making mistakes in the accent, we were like we will make it better while dubbing. We are sure Saif will look like the ‘rangeela‘ of UP (Uttar Pradesh).”
The movie is set against the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh Mafia and Saif would be seen in a totally new and different avatar. Elaborating more on his character, he said, “It’s a contemporary character. It’s about a youth who just went a little wrong when he could easily have been an engineer or something. So, he’s not like an old-fashioned, big tough guy. He has just got to be lean, fit and muscular.”
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Bullett Raja stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Vidyut Jamwal, Chunky Pandey and Ravi Kishan in pivotal roles. It is slated to release on 29th November 2013.
We have this cool behind the scenes video of Saif getting in shape to become Bullett Raja